1 Reply Latest reply on May 6, 2011 8:20 AM by philmodjunk

    Trouble Adding a newly created Field to an existing Layout

    StephenRider

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      Trouble Adding a newly created Field to an existing Layout

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      I have an existing database with a layout that has many fields.  I created a new field and tried to insert it into the existing layout and all I get is the Mac spinning wheel when I try save the layout.

      This seems to have started when I created a container field that I was never able to post into this layout either.  I created a new field (numeric, nothing fancy) and every time I try to add it to the layout, it freezes.  I have tried to allow it plenty of time (hours) to finish inserting the field, but it just hangs.

        • 1. Re: Trouble Adding a newly created Field to an existing Layout
          philmodjunk

          It should happen in less than a second. Since it doesn't, there may be a problem with your file or maybe just this one layout.

          You can run a recover on the file and see if any problems are reported.

          You can also delete the layout and create a new one from scratch. (Don't try to copy and paste objects from the problem layout as you may copy the problem along with the object you are copying.)

          Things to keep in mind about Recover:

          1. Recover does not detect all problems
          2. Recover doesn't always fix all problems correctly
          3. Best Practice is to never put a recovered copy back into regular use or development. Instead, replace the damaged file with an undamaged back up copy if this is at all possible. You may have to save a clone of the back up copy and import all data from your recovered copy to get a working copy with the most up to date information possible.