It is only possible to check 1 entry at the same time.
Then you should use a radio button format instead of check boxes. Check boxes support the selection of multiple values and this is the capability that your users will assume when they see check boxes.
If you are using FileMaker 13, you can set up the onObjectModify trigger on this field to perform a script that opens a popover containing the text field. You can put a popover on your layout and use the inspector to give the popover panel (not the button) an object name. Then Go to object from the trigger performed script can open the popover.
If [ Not Isempty ( your table::Radiobuttonfield ) ]
Go to Object ["PopoverPanelNameHere" ]
Similar issue, I think.
I have a simple checkbox field and another field to contain a text statement. The question is when I "check" a checkbox how do I get the second field to display a specific text?
Is the 'other field' suppose to be completely empty when you don't select the checkbox? Can other data be in the other field, or only the pre-defined text statement.
1. Create a checkbox set attached to a value list, with only a custom list of "1"
2. Create an OnObjectModify script trigger on the checkbox that does the following:
Go to Field [Table::TextField] <<your text field
Select All <you can forgo this script step if your text field has 'Select entire contents on entry' selected in the inspector
If [Table::CheckboxField] <<check to see if the box was checked
Set Field [Table::TextField; "Text you want in the field"]
Else <<box unchecked, clear field
Set Field [Table::TextField; ""]
Keep in mind that checking the box will destroy any other data in that text field
The other field where the text statement needs to be populated is normally empty. It is dedicated to displaying a specific statement (instructions for the user) when the controlling "check box" is checked.
Going to try doing what you posted.
Works perfect. Thank you very much for the help.