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Override Modification Date

Question asked by captainllama on Jul 21, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 22, 2014 by philmodjunk


Override Modification Date


     Hello all.

     I use the modification date to view records that have had recent activity (as I guess is largely the point).

     However, sometimes I need to modify a minor detail in a record and I don't want the modification date to change. How can I override it so the date remains as it was? I would like a message to appear on commit which asks whether to update the modification date but I'm open to any other ways of working around.

     I thought I could specify any old irrelevant criteria in the "Validation" dialogue and display a custom message when validation inevitable fails, only validation doesn't fail.

     Searching the forum I have found solutions which rely on a new table with only the required fields present but this wouldn't work for me as any field should trigger the modification date, except for when I don't want it to. And that is not field-dependant.

     Any ideas?

     Filemaker Pro 11.0.3, Mac OSX 10.6.8