Masking a Drop-down List Field with an opaque field?
FileMaker Technical Resource Kit: Module 4, "Working with Layouts":
"Because of this behavior, it is common to place a non-enterable, opaque field directly on top of a field formatted as a drop-down list. The masking field is typically a related field that contains the values displayed as the second field in the value list. Users clicking on the field would activate the hidden field formatted as a drop-down list, and then after making a selection and exiting the field, they would continue to see the data from the second field rather than the key stored in the field itself."
It doesn't seem to work that way though. Clicking on the opaque, non-enterable field in the forground still activates the drop-down, but then the value that I'd like to mask also comes to the foreground. I must have done something wrong. Any suggestions?