Do you have a closing script that is possibly adding the value on closing?
wouldn't it be cleared out anyway on logging back in, since it's global?
In any case my closing scripts also do not set it
Not unless it is cleared out by the logging in script.
Global just means it can be used without a relationship, one value for all.
Also have you checked to see if the field is has an auto enter calculation set for it?
This could also be setting a value in the field when someone creates a new record via the particular table the field is a part of.
Don't global fields reset on each login? And even if not, how does every user get the same text every time? It always opens with the text "minni".
I did a DDR and searched it for "minni". There is no script in my whole solution that even uses the text "minni". :\
(Thank you for trying to work this out with me!)
I checked for autoenter option, but it doesn't have anything. i even tried to set it to autoenter "" and still got the minni text
My guess is that your file is hosted from another computer via FileMaker Pro or Filemaker Server. Changes made to a global field by clients of a hosted database are not retained when the file closes. Thus, if you have data in the field, close the file and then host it to the server, it will always have that data in the field each time that a client opens the database.
There are several ways to clear the data.
- Take the file down off the server and open it on your machine with FileMaker Pro and clear the field.
- In FileMaker 13, create a script that clears the field and use the "perform script on server" script step to perform the script.
- In all versions of Filemaker, if hosted from FileMaker Server, take that script from 2. and use a server schedule to perform it. There's an option in the server console that performs a schedule immediately rather than at a set time.
- Set up a start up script that clears the field each time you open the file. Then the field will always be clear even if you forget to clear the field before hosting it.
AH! Ok that makes sense. I'll try those. Thanks!