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Any ideas? "New Button stays stubbornly in a Group"
By Philip Curtis
I am new to the forum and new to FM-Pro14. I have been knee-deep reading books and tutorial videos on it for 2-3 weeks so far.
I am stuck on a problem and I can not find any documentation. I wonder if someone can help. I am guess this is an easily solution and my beginner status is the problem <;
When I create a new button, or modify the existing button, it keeps reverting back to being part of a Group. I have 'Arrange-->Ungroup' many times without success.
When I go back to Browse mode and click the button, all fields are selected.
When I go to Layout mode and select the button alone, then select 'Arrange-->Ungroup' (it greys out-temporarily), the Right-Click and select 'Button Action'-'Single Step', I continually get a message saying the button is part of a group.
When I select all fields while in Layout mode and then select 'Arrange-->Ungroup', it is greyed out which tells me they are not part of a group. But back in Browse mode selecting the button selects all fields.
I've been doings circles with this without resolution. Whew!!
Is it possible I did something incorrectly when I first started by dragging all the fields at once onto the Layout from the Field Picker?
BTW, the problem is associated with this text:
Attach a button definition to an existing object or objects, like text or a field Select the object(s) and choose Format menu > Button Setup. If you select multiple objects, select only objects that have no previous button definitions. FileMaker Pro groups the objects when you define them as a button. See Grouping and ungrouping objects. If you attached a button definition to an existing object, you can only use an action for the button, so skip to step 5. https://www.filemaker.com/help/14/fmp/en/html/create_layout.9.47.html https://www.filemaker.com/help/14/fmp/en/html/edit_layout2.11.16.html#1192005 I have read and re-read these pages without resolution. The message I get is the button can only be used for an action. But I have not 'attached a button defination to an existing object' Where can I see the status of this? Am I on the right track here? Thanks again, Phil
Field as a button
In my table I have text fields "ABC", "DEF", "GHI". I have these fields on a layout and have set each field as a button that runs a script.
The script needs to return the field name (GetFieldName?) and change the contents of the field based on the existing contents of the field when the button is clicked (Case function).
How do I let my script know which button (field) has been pressed?
Thanks in advance,
Field Formatting disappears in Preview Mode
Anyone else having this problem?
When I format the fill and/or borders on fields, they:
Only show up in browse mode for the active record (none of the others) Formatting disappears completely on Preview Mode I have Alternate Row and Active Row states set to off.
I'm hoping it's something simple that I just can't seem to find.Â I've uploaded the Browse, Layout, and Preview mode screenshots of a layout where this is a problem,