Jump to content

Odd Text Issue


Guse
 Share

This topic is 5735 days old. Please don't post here. Open a new topic instead.

Recommended Posts

I've been beating away at this for a bit now, but can't seem to come up with a solution. This worked well in FM6, mind you, so something from our recent FM8 upgrade is messing with this.

We have a simple text field that uses a calculation to display a "warning" of sorts on a form. Nothing complicated, just a basic "If FieldA = 'yes' set field B to 'Warning'" type statement.

Nothing appears there now, which is normally fixable except that when you click the field in Browse mode, the text is there. Click off the field, "poof" it disappears. I've made sure it was "brought to the front", I've checked text colors, etc. but the simple fact is that the text is THERE, it's just not showing up. I can add an embossment or a fill color to the field, and the actual field is visible then, but the data in it is not.

What am I missing here?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's always the little things that getcha.

Somehow, in the conversion, the calculated field was changed to store as a number. So, it only makes sense that it wasn't displaying a text message.

Switched it to store as text and it appeared.

It's always the things you would have NEVER thought to check.

Thanks for your help, raybaudi.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've been beating away at this for a bit now, but can't seem to come up with a solution. This worked well in FM6, mind you, so something from our recent FM8 upgrade is messing with this.

We have a simple text field that uses a calculation to display a "warning" of sorts on a form. Nothing complicated, just a basic "If FieldA = 'yes' set field B to 'Warning'" type statement.

Nothing appears there now, which is normally fixable except that when you click the field in Browse mode, the text is there. Click off the field, "poof" it disappears. I've made sure it was "brought to the front", I've checked text colors, etc. but the simple fact is that the text is THERE, it's just not showing up. I can add an embossment or a fill color to the field, and the actual field is visible then, but the data in it is not.

What am I missing here?

Is the warning field aligned flush right or centered? If either, that's the same problem I've been experiencing (neighboring post). Work-around using center or right align tabs in a left aligned element or just left align it.

Another possible cure is to make sure the calculation is not stored, "calculate only when needed." May be a combination of both.

There also appear to be a number of problems that trace back to having converted from an earlier version of the files (that is, non 8 versions). I've run ino this a lot. Now I export data from the old file(s) into a FileMaker file, then use that file to import tables and scripts from the old file(s) and make new layouts. This has helped some.

FileMaker (we still love you) is not being helpful in attending to this type of issue as far as I'm concerned. :

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is 5735 days old. Please don't post here. Open a new topic instead.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Similar Content

    • By Tumma K
      Hello, All!

      I am an aspiring developer for Filemaker. The company I work with is stuck in the past working off of Filemaker Pro 4.1

      I was given the task of bringing us up to Filemaker Pro/Server 13. So far my conversion prototypes are successful but we recently had a layout issue that can only be fixed in versions 3-6 (as the file is an .fp3) I work off of a macbook while our network is all Windows 7. In order for me to repair the layouts without tampering our active database, I decided the best option is to repair a copy of our solutions off the network. Unfortunately, when I go to download the trial version of Filemaker Pro 6 off of the respected website, the file is corrupt! I've tried multiple times, with different extraction apps and in different directories.

      My question is;

      Does anyone know a place where I could obtain version 6 (or better yet, 4.0) for an OSX computer? I've looked everywhere!
       
      Thank you for your time,
      Tumma K.
    • By MrEddByrnes
      I'm hoping my question can have a happy ending. In the mid-90's, I purchased Filemaker 3. When Filemaker 5.5 Pro was released, I bought the update CD, which requires the user to either have FM 3 installed or to have the installation CD for FM 3. I've used it all these years, most recently with Windows XP Pro, and it has worked just fine. The databases I began with were long ago converted to FM Pro 5.5 databases.
       
      I'm still using FM Pro 5.5 on a laptop with WinXP Pro, but in 2013, I purchased a PC with Windows 8. I haven't been able to install FM 3 on it, therefore can't install FM Pro 5.5. I am retired and rarely use Filemaker, but I have a few Filemaker databases I'd like to add to my Win 8 machine. I don't feel it's worth upgrading FM for the sake of using a couple of databases.
       
      Has anyone else run into this situation and/or have a (possible) solution? Is there perhaps any other software that can read FM 5.5 databases? Thanks in advance for your help.
       
    • By bmill
      I am using a custom filemaker solution for medical office billing written with fp5 running on a mac with snow leopard. In addition, I have a patient management db (which I wrote) that is linked through pt. ID number to the billing program allowing transfer of some demographic information (name, DOB, etc).
       
      Other than being limited by hardware restrictions, the billing program serves our needs for now and upgrading to fp12 will take some time (and money).  In the meantime, I am upgrading my pt. management program to fp13 and would like to move new patient demographic information from the billing program ( fp5 running on snow leopard through Parallels) and the new pt management program ( fp13 running on OS X 10.9) on the same mac.   
       
      Ideally, demographic information would be entered once into fp5 and then a scipt would make the data available for fp13.
       
      Any ideas on how to make this work?
    • By randyinla
      Hi, can anyone tell me why my on-line database might have stopped allowing me to delete records?  All of my access privileges and passwords are correct.
       
      thanks!
    • By randyinla
      Hi, I still use filemaker 5.5 and am very happy with it and don't want to upgrade.  Does anyone still host filemaker 5.5?  Thanks!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.