create field suddenly not a good chunk

Matt Maier blueback09 at
Mon Feb 15 23:56:09 EST 2016

A bunch of the properties of the templateField got set right before that.
Then that line (which was "create field stack 'whatever'" and was working
Then put "put it into tID" which gave me the ID of the newly created field.

I just needed a field created for each node in the network.

Weird that it would parse for so long and then suddenly stop parsing, but
then accept a form that it looks like still shouldn't parse.

On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 8:46 PM, Monte Goulding <monte at> wrote:

> > On 16 Feb 2016, at 3:35 PM, Matt Maier <blueback09 at> wrote:
> >
> > As far as I know I didn't make any changes that would explain this.
> >
> > All of a sudden this line: "create field stack "HowstrBeta"  is giving me
> > this error "(Chunk: source is not a container), char 1"
> >
> > After some experimentation and googling I discovered that it would work
> > again if I changed that line to this: "create field (the long ID of stack
> > "HowstrBeta").
> >
> > BTW, it was the same error for two other areas which created graphics
> > instead of fields.
> >
> > Any ideas why Livecode would happily take "create field stack "Whatever""
> > for many months and then suddenly demand it be phrased differently?
> It probably shouldn’t have parsed `create field stack “Whatever”` ever.
> I’m not sure what you are intending myself.
> Do you want a field named `stack “Whatever”` or do you want a field
> created on stack “Whatever”?
> For the former then you probably want:
> create field “stack” && quote & “Whatever” & quote
> For the latter then you probably want:
> set the defaultStack to “Whatever”
> create field “MyField"
> or
> create field “MyField” in group “somegroup” of stack “Whatever"
> Cheers
> Monte
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