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    Audubon PA

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  1. Accounting calculation

    Thanks, that was helpful. Since I will use these fields will be in a child table, I also need to display the total of deposits, the total of withdrawals and the last value (the current balance) in the primary table. How can I do that.?
  2. Accounting calculation

    I would like to set up a solution that keeps track of account financial data. The primary table has the account name and other data. The related table has three fields: deposits, withdrawals and balance. I would like to calculate the total deposits, total withdrawals and current balance, and display them in the primary table.
  3. FileMaker freezeup

    While creating a new solution, the file starting to freeze up when I try to access Part Definition. I have to use Ctrl+Alt+Delete to close the program. It only occurs on this one file. File Recovery did not work, and saving as a compressed file did not work. Computer reboot did not work. What can I do?
  4. I can't update from FMP Adv to 15.0.4. After the update downloads, a software window opens that says "Close all FMP Adv files. FMP Adv will quit, install update and restart application". The windows has an Update button. However, when I close FMP, the software window also closes and I don't have access the the Update button. If I click the Update button before closing FM, I get the message to close FM first! I'm going around in circles. Any suggestions?
  5. Jump on click

    yes, these are my settings. grid is 72/8 .
  6. Jump on click

    FM Pro 15 Adv and Windows 10. This has been going on for some time and is driving me crazy! Has anyone else experienced this: click on an object or field in layout and it jumps (moves) a pixel or two. I have to continuously re-align the object. This happens whether or not the object is touching a grid line. I have tried turning on or off the snap to grid and snap to guide. It makes no difference. So I generally leave them both on. I haven't posted this on other FM forums, but perhaps I should.
  7. Display active portal row

    Thanks for the demo file. But I'm not sure how to apply it to my situation. Are you implying that I have to use GTRR to and then return to the starting layout? What if I want to go to a layout with a different source table and then return?
  8. Display active portal row

    Here's what finally works for me. The following script returns to the Data input layout where the portal is, and makes the row visible. The portal object name is "Portal". gSelectedRow is the row that is highlighted before leaving and returning to the layout. Enter Browse Mode Go to Layout [ “Data input-Item” (ITEMS) ] Go to Object [ Object Name: "Portal" ] Go to Field [ Selection portal::pkItemID ] Go to Portal Row [ Select; First ] Loop Exit Loop If [ Selection portal::pkItemID=Globals::gSelectedRow ] Go to Field [ Selection portal::pkItemID ] Go to Portal Row [ Select; Next; Exit after last ] End Loop I don't know why, but the Go to Field script steps are needed. Without them, the desired row is not visible, and I have to manually scroll to it. This leaves the curser in the field at the end of the script. I tried adding a step to go to another object on the layout to avoid this, but with the extra step the row does not become visible. I really can't find any useful explanation for using the Go to Portal Row script step. Although the script goes to the correct row, it does not run the script trigger attached to the field in the row. So, going to a row is not equivalent to clicking on the row. Is there a way to "click" on a row via script?
  9. Display active portal row

    Didn't work for me. I went to a new window by scrip. When done, I closed the window and returned, but the scroll position was not intact. The selected row was not visible. I had to scroll to it.
  10. Display active portal row

    I have a portal with more values than fit on the screen. I scroll to a value and select it. If I leave the layout and return, the portal does not automatically return to the active row. I would like the portal to scroll and make the active row visible when I return to the layout. I've tried using Get(ActivePortalRowNumber) but can't get it to work. Is there a way to do this?
  11. Editing a drop-down list

    FM 15 Adv. When I click on a drop-down list it selects the whole value making it difficult to edit the value. I have to click 4 or 5 times before the selection disappears so I can edit the value. The drop-down reads values from a field and is not configured to select the entire contents on entry. Is there a way to stop this? I would prefer to just click and have the insertion point appear where I click.
  12. What is an Active Segment in Button Bars? What is it used for?
  13. FMP 15 Adv. When I try to drag-slide an object into a popover, the object goes behind the popover not into it, and I can’t bring it forward. Copy and paste doesn’t work either. The object’s dimensions are less than the popover’s. I don’t know what’s going on. Any suggestions? Is there a good reference for working with popups? FMs help doesn’t discuss any of these types of issues.
  14. FMP 15 Adv. I am having a lot of trouble working with Popovers, placing objects in Popovers and formatting Popovers. When I move an object into a layout, I can’t resize the popover to fit around the object. Sometimes the object disappears and bring to front does not bring it back. Also, focus on the popover is always turning off and re-seleting it is very difficult. You can’t just click on it. I have to repreatedly keep clicking. Any suggestions or good references?
  15. Jump on click

    It happens every time and I'm pretty careful when clicking. I've even resized some objects so their height is a multiple of the minor grid step height.

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