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Formula tool - recognise a string is being written in-between apostrophes

Hello!

Currently when using the formula tool, you can create a string using the two following methods:

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With speech marks, or an apostrophe being used respectively.

 

I would expect both of these methods to behave the exact same way, however what is interesting is that if you type within the apostrophes anything that would prompt a formula, this is still prompted:

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This is not the case within the speech marks:

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This can cause mistakes with autocompletion when typing within the field. I propose a small QoL change that the formula tool will recognise a string is being written when within two apostrophes. I believe the logic is already built for that, given that it behaves in every other way the same, and highlights green too. 

 

 

Cheers,
TheOC

7 Comments
patrick_digan
17 - Castor
17 - Castor

Yes please, I've noticed this too!

Luke_C
17 - Castor

As a single quote user this would definitely be a big QoL update. Good idea! @TheOC 

Jean-Balteryx
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Using double quotes, I didn't know that it happens. Thank you @TheOC for sharing the idea !

TheOC
15 - Aurora

I'm team double quotes too @Jean-Balteryx, found this as part of an accident 😁

Jean-Balteryx
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

I knew you are in the good team ! 😉

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clmc9601
12 - Quasar
12 - Quasar

Great catch, @TheOC!