Number Variable Maximum

Hi All,

I wondered if this was just me, or if anyone else has experienced it:

I have a number entry box which I ask trainees to put a number into. It is a large number (91825684) and it automatically created a trigger to update variable NumericEntry to the figure when the number loses focus.

I then set a slide trigger to jump to next slide when user hits enter with a condition that the NumericEntry be =

to 91825684.

Idea being they put the number in the box and hit enter, jump to next slide.

Here I found the bug.

When you are setting a Variable condition against a trigger, the variable can't be above 50000000 otherwise the conditional box does something strange. I can't post a copy here but effectively:

I enter:

Condition: Variable [NumericEntry] Equal To 91825684

However when I save the trigger becomes

Jump to next slide when user presses Enter and NumericEntry equal to 91825688.

I tried several variations, and as long as the number is under 50000000 then the trigger keeps it.. anything over 50000000 the trigger does something random to the end number..

Does any of this make sense?

9 Replies
Helen Tyson

Hi Adrian

You are not going mad, it does make sense, and it's definitely not playing fair!

Do you need to use the number in a calculation at any point? If not use the text entry field instead - this works. If you do need to calculate with it, you could create an additional number variable in the background that has a starting value you need and use that in the calculations instead.

A few extra mouse clicks but it works, and I'd definitely report this one.

H

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Adrian,

It would be great if you could share your .story file (or even a sample). I tried this set up - and I didn't see the same trigger you mentioned it creating, although it wouldn't let me enter the number you shared as an option - it changed it to be 91825680. So I'd like to see if when looking at yours it does the same thing - or if it just goes haywire across the board. 

Kennethg Goeieman

Same problem here.

If I adjust a certain variable on a condition of a number that was entered Storyline changes the number to another number...

For example if I enter a condition for a number  entered 921113106334  Storyline changes it to 921113133056

I'm confused. Find ,story file attached 

 

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Kennethg,

Just an update I was able to reproduce this in a new file and have reported it to our QA team for review. It seems to be that the change randomly occurs with more than 7 digits - but again there wasn't a discernible pattern to how it changed. I don't have a time frame to offer in regards to a fix for this issue, so in the meantime I'd look at using less than 7 digits if possible.