Delphi Error – E2461 Identifier ‘%s’ is not an instance field

Delphi Compiler Error

E2461 Identifier ‘%s’ is not an instance field

Reason for the Error & Solution

This occurs when initializing a field value that does not have an object instance reference.

program E2461;

{$APPTYPE CONSOLE}


uses
  SysUtils;

type
  TMyRecord = record
    class var CI: Integer;
    I: Integer;
  end;

var
  R: TMyRecord = (I: 42); // E2461

begin
   
end.