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Hide Object When Calculation problem

Question asked by SallyRadford` on May 14, 2015
Latest reply on May 15, 2015 by SallyRadford`


Hide Object When Calculation problem


I'm new to Filemaker and am working on a legal research database.  I have a table for Commentary sources and want to be able to hide certain fields depending on the type of source.  I have a field named "type" which I have created a pop up value list comprising of Book, Journal, Internet Materials and Conference Papers.

I have a calculation in the hide object when which is CommentarySource::Type ≠ "Book" with the intention that certain fields will be hidden when any types, other than book, are selected.  I will have similar calculations for the other types of commentary source.

In Browse mode the field is always hidden, it does not change when I select different values from the pop up list.  If I remove the list and manually enter the type into the type field the "hide object when calculation" works but I really want to be able to select from the pop up list.  Does anyone have any ideas as to why it doesn't seem to work when the type is selected from a pop up list?