Assuming you have permissions to change the database.
Go to Layout mode and change the field to allow modification?
I created the DB so I have permission to change it and no one else is using it.
When I click on "Edit Layout" I get the error message : "Creation Date" is defined to require a value. You must enter a value".
How can I change the field bypassing this error message?
I tried to close the file, exit FMP, anything I do brings up the above error message that only has an OK button. I press the Ok button the message goes away but i cannot perform any other action. As soon as I do the message appears again.
is there a way to fix this?
I think you'll have to force quit filemaker. Then re-open the file and enter Manage | Database to change your validations for the field.
I thought that was going to be my last resort and it was.
I have fixed the settings and now it works.