Display Dialog Box on Delete Text Block

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ .67 megabytes


    As a developer I'm frequently asked how can I stop users from deleting information from a text field without restricting their access to perform data entry the field. The simple answer is to provide training. The real answer that nobody wants to hear is to hire the best employees. The complicated and expensive answer is to implement an audit trail with rollbacks. The compromise is to add a script trigger that checks for blocks of text being deleted and display a dialog box to the user asking them if they really want to delete the selected content. The script trigger in this solution is dynamic, which means it can be added to any solution and can be attached to as many fields as necessary without modification.




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