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  1. For anyone with this issue: If you create a relationship portal an insert fields (related to the table in relationship) and it is not visible when you go to Browse view, and the match key is set, then you haven't checked create new relationship records. After you create the Relationship double click the little square in the middle of the Relationship link and ensure that "Allow creation of records in the table via this relationship" is checked, then the fields become visible. Its easy to forget if you only create relationships every now and again.
  2. I've just downloaded and run FMPro 15 extensively for half a day and no issues so far. No lag on dropdowns as stated.
  3. Thanks - I've just found multiple references from various sources confirming FMPRo 15 is compatible even though the primary Claris table doesn't list High Sierra next to v15 but this one is clearer. https://community.claris.com/en/s/news/a3r0H000000oF73QAE/filemaker-platform-compatibility-with-macos-high-sierra
  4. I'm retired and ran FileMaker 12 on Sierra with no issues, however when I upgraded my SSD it will only run on High Sierra. FMPro 12 is unstable and crashes on many change functions. I don't have the funds to get the latest version but what is the earliest stable version for High Sierra? From this link it seems to be FMPro 15. Can someone still using (or can remember using) High Sierra confirm this is stable? https://support.claris.com/s/article/FileMaker-Platform-and-macOS-High-Sierra?language=en_US
  5. That was the issue! Thanks. Driving me nuts trying to work out what was going on. Thanks for your assistance.
  6. I'm using FM 12 after most of my databases were created in FM 11 and I had to upgrade for Yosemite (yes I'm old school), but I can't get finds to work as I want them to. If I create a simple find script such as; Go to Layout Enter Find Mode [pause] --- to manually enter search terms Perform Find Go to Layout.. What happens is that when I type in the search string and hit the Enter or Return keys, nothing happens. The blue Continue button is there but not responding to the keyboard. A similar thing happens when I search on a multifield page - the Enter key just tab
  7. I'm using FileMaker 12 but want to get a version that syncs via free iCloud or Dropbox type service (you can only do it manually in FM12). What is the earliest version that does this? Its for personal use and I don't have much money so I just want to get a cheap older version of FM but want it to sync across all my devices.
  8. Using FMPro up to version 11 I used to hit enter or return to trigger execute find, but using the templated databases that come with FMP 12 I find hitting enter or return just tabs to the next field. How do I revert this to older version of Find triggers as described?
  9. That worked - thanks. I found the script to insert it into so my question is solved.
  10. I have a template database that when you click on a summary record it goes to the main record view. However, if I create a new record it will switch layouts but not have set cursor in the first field, so I have to do that manually before typing which is annoying. I'm guessing I need a layout/window triggered script(?) that will work with command-n or when it switches from summary layout and what is the insert cursor in the field script step?
  11. Thanks for the solution. It worked once I spent an hour working out what it did and that I needed to refresh the existing entries Due Date field! I don't use FMP often enough it seems.
  12. Understand, what’s the best way to sort by month year (summarised by month) for the sub-summary to sort and display correctly. I often get muddled with this.
  13. I'm modifying an Expenses DB template that came with my FM12 app (the only app I have) and it does a monthly summary based on Year ( Due Date ) & " " & Month ( Due Date ) The output is Text - which is sorted in the Sub Summary field. The summary view based on sub-summary sort works for 80% of the year but for some reason it goes Jan - Oct - Nov - Dec - Feb then the rest is correct month order. I'm not sure what the glitch is. Is there a better workaround that sorts by date and year, so all of 2016 in correct month order then all of 2017 in correct month order etc?
  14. I tried to import a complete FM12 database into FM Go 16 via Dropbox but it didn't really work. Its an image storage database made for a 20" mac. It contains about 1000 files at 300MB and initially it just didn't transfer so I cut it down to just a few files to see if that was the issue, it transferred but then it wouldn't load anything like the original. It just created its own basic interface and displayed some random non-image text fields. FM Go is a strange beast that's barely documented but can anyone enlighten me as to what's going on here? Are there limitations I'm unaware of?
  15. Ok I've now discovered that FM Pro/Go 14+ will not connect to any host running less than FM 13.
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