I now realize that all links to files are invisible. E.g. in a DNA database we have links to Word documents, CLC files (DNA software), textfiles, Excel files etc. and nothing is visible!
The arrow changes into a hand when moving it over the place where the text should be, so this is weird.
Please, can anyone explain this ?
A good thing that I can fix it myself, since noone here seems to be bale to/want to help ??
We restarted the Filemaker Server and that did the trick. Hopefully it is not a reoccurring bug.
This is a difficult problem to help with without having the database in front of you. Do you know how the icons are linked from the other file? Are the icons stored in fields?
The behaviour you saw with the cursor changing to a hand when over the missing icon is the default behaviour for any defined button - even if the icon is not showing in what I would assume is a field.
Thanks for showing interest! Actually, it was more than just the icons that went missing.
Below you see a snapshot of the linked files and both the green arrows, the text and the red cross had gone.
By the way, we have another strange thing ;-) When we hit the 'link to file' button, we are transferred to the server with the list of files that we are supposed to link to, but none are 'active' and cannot be chosen. Then we go back and try again and now they are active. But on the first line 2 $$ - signs have popped up, which then has to be deleted by the admin, who is the only one with teh right to delete links.
This is how it looks:
Since I have solved my first problem, you might look at this instead. You probably have some additional questions about scripts, that I cannot answer, because I did not make them ;-) End of November I am doing a 3 day Filemaker course for people with some experience and I hope to cope better after that.
Hmmm, I can see what you have on the layout but still no idea how it has been set up.
Unfortunately, problems such as this can only be solved with either a lot of guessing or by providing a clone of the system to have a look at.