if your script is gonna be performed on a client and not on the web, you could use a "show custom dialog" that allows your user to enter the date you want
You can also use Pause/Resume [indefinitely]
After the user enters data, they can click the continue button that appears in the status area, press the enter key (On windows, this is the enter key that's part of the Number keypad), or click a button you put next to the field that resumes the paused script.
Thanks for your suggestions.
I was hoping however not to have the user click a button to resume the script.
My hope was that the script would recognize that the field is empty, pause, and then once data had been entered in the field, the script automatically resumes, without any additional interaction by the user such as clicking a contine button.
Break your script into two parts. Part one takes you to this layout and exits. Part two is performed by a script trigger when you exit the field... (requires FileMaker 10 or newer.)
Thanks Phil, that may just do it.
The script actually creates a new record in a portal and I never considered attaching a script trigger to a related field in a portal.
I actually had a button that took the user to master file to enter the data, but thought that entering the data in the portal would be one less step the user had to take.
Will definitely give your suggestion a try.