Network Directions Properties - using a non-text field

Discussion created by VBAHole on Sep 3, 2013
My streets are attributed with a route number in a field that is not of type Text. When i go to create the network in the Directions tab that field is not an option to include in the name of the road. Even if i select alternate i still cannot select that field. Shouldn't there be a way to create an expression for the Directions name? Shouldn't NA be able to cast a number into a string so i can use it for the Road name?