3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2010 2:16 PM by comment_1

    Global Field in FMP 11

    Terri

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      Global Field in FMP 11

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      I have to admit, I don't work with global fields often. But I feel like I have read all the information regarding them on this site as I possibly can (my brain is numb) so now I come to you to simplify it for me.

       

      Problem: the global field disappears from my layout. (If it is indexed it is there, if it is gobal, it is gone). Why??

       

      Facts:

      1. It is in the header of my layout.

      2. It is a simple text calcuation - if field A = X, this global field should = Y. (I used a CASE formula.)

      3. My primary goal of making it global is that it prints on all pages of my report.

       

      Thanks!

       

      Terri

        • 1. Re: Global Field in FMP 11
          comment_1

           


          Terri wrote:

          It is a simple text calcuation - if field A = X, this global field should = Y.


           

          Is field A a global field?

           


          • 2. Re: Global Field in FMP 11
            Terri

            No, it isn't. The Global Field mentioned is the only one I want to show up on all the pages. But if they both need to be, that isn't a problem, I can just put Field A far to the outside.

             

            So to retype my equation and make it simpler:

            Field A (not global) = X; Field B (global) = Y

             

            Should they both be global?

             

             

            I hope that answers your question.

            • 3. Re: Global Field in FMP 11
              comment_1

               


              Terri wrote:

              Should they both be global?


               

              I cannot say, because I don't know what this is really about. But if Field A is NOT global, the calculation is evaluated whenever Field A is modified (on ANY record), using the value of Field A from the CURRENT record. This result then holds for ALL records - regardless of the value they may have in Field A.