Auto-enter in fields from external files

Discussion created by MSNThomas on Jul 21, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 23, 2013 by MSNThomas



I am working in Filemaker 9.


I have a contact database file where I auto-format the first and last name fields with the following auto-entry calculation:


TextFormatRemove(Proper( Substitute(TrimAll ( Self ; 1; 2 );¶;"")))


The do not replace existing value checkbox is not checked


It works fine when I am working within the file.


However, I used the contact table from this file in another fm database, and when entering information from that file the autoformat does not work.


Do auto-enter options not trigger when entering data through another file in filemaker 9?



Any help would be much appreciated,


Thank you.