How do I change the information in a global field???
The global field is the company name and I want to change that where do I go to change that? When I change it to layout mode it just says global company name.
Change it like you would any other field.
Select Browse mode if you're not in it already.
Enter the field and type in your text.
Be advised that Global fields will not retain your input if you are accessing a file that is being hosted on another computer on the network.
Global fields behave differently on files that are hosted over a network. With hosted files, each user gets their own "virtual copy" of the global field. When the user closes the file, the values in any global fields revert back to their original values. To change a global field value and make the change stick, open the file directly with Filemaker pro and edit the field.
If you want all users to see the same values and their data entry to persist, replace your global fields with matching fields in a related table.
From life1134: "I found it you change it all on the information page. Thanks for all the help "
so where is the information page?
i want to change my company name in the global company name field. But when you are in browse mode you can not access the global fields... they do not accept input. i cant find anything called an information page.
Hi There, I am having this same problem but cannot find the section you speak of, I have found the information page but cannot edit the company name or logo.
I am using the Business Productivity Solution downloaded free from the FM site and cant believe im the only one who can't work this out.
thanks in advance, any advice will be greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your post.
I just downloaded the Business Productivity Solution, selected the Information layout, and entered a Company name. What occurs when you try to edit the Company name? Do you get an error? Any additional information you can provide may be helpful in narrowing down the possible cause.
thank you for your reply, the problem I had was when you try and change the global field for company or logo you go to main menu, then layoutview (to get the information view) then you cannot edit that field.
if you go to main menu then layout view, then view information (as information does not appear intul you go to layout view) you have tostay on the information page and go to browse mode then just copy and past the logo / type in the company info.
if you follow the above you are sorted but the next problem I have . . . . . its kinda related
when I go to sales orders then click the sales invoice button (to print or send the invoice) it just says COMPANY NAME and LOGO company address etc,etc,etc and I cannot work out how to insert our company info into this part.
I have made a purchase order side for the BPS and we are almost ready to start using it just need to get the company details on the invoice and the other part (putting stock in from purchase orders) can wait as for now we can work with it as long as we can invoice people correctly.
any ideas or help will be greatly appreciated.
This calls the "Sales Invoice" Layout. Go to that layout and enter Layout Mode. The "Company Name and Logo" is a text object that can be modified, as well as "Company Address * Phone * Fax * Email". Just double-click the contents to enter the text blocks and modify.
Let me know if you have any additional questions.
ohh thanks, I think i just need to get used to the filemaker ways (im new to FM), that fixed the invoice thing so I can stop using slow vnc to our account pakage as of tomorrow!
ill create another thread next week about the adding stock numbers question
Can somebody please shed some light on this issue. I am using the BPK in Filemaker Pro 10 Advanced and am trying to change the Global Company Name and Logo fields and cannot figure out where to make the change. I don't see any menus that say information and in the information layout I still can't figure out how to change the fields. I'm pretty new to Filemaker but have been able to figure out everything but this. Thanks
you need to go to
view - layout
then view - go to layout - information
then you need to go to view - browse
then just copy and paste your info in the boxes on there
it is an awcward way of doing it I admit but thats the way I found out how to change the global fields
Thank you for your posts.
In addition, you can just click the "?" (question mark) icon in the upper right corner of the home page, and it will automatically take you to the Information page.
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