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Problems with Pop-up Menus

Question asked by JasonTalbert on Oct 11, 2013
Latest reply on May 1, 2015 by aeperrisyn


Problems with Pop-up Menus


     Hi guys,

     I've been having an issue with a pop-up menu in my database (in FileMaker Pro 12, Windows 7) and was hoping someone here might be able to help.

     I have a field with it's control style set to "Pop-up menu". This menu is populated with data from a value list, which is using values from two fields: a serial number, and the name associated with that number, both from a related table. When clicked, the menu does it's job and shows all of the names from the related table for me to choose from. If I choose one, it's stores the serial number in the field and displays the associated name in the field box.

     Here's the issue: when I click the field, and the menu comes up, I can only scroll through the list using the arrow keys on my keyboard and the arrow buttons at the top and bottom of the list. Pressing a letter key on the keyboard doesn't scroll to data with that letter, and scrolling my mouse wheel doesn't do anything either. I know it should work, as I've seen it done on FM Pro 12 on Mac OS X, but for some reason it's not.

     I know I could use a drop down list for the field, and although I can then scroll through the list using letters or my mouse wheel, it stores AND displays the serial number in the field box, rather than storing the serial and displaying the associated name. This is fine by me, but very confusing for my coworker who will be the primary one using this table. So I'd like to use a pop-up menu, if only I can fix the scrolling issue.

     Any help you can offer is appreciated!