5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 23, 2012 10:05 AM by JimMac

    Trying to change



      Trying to change


           I have a Layout with a portal imbeded.  I would like to be able to add new records to the portal AND make modifications to old records within the portal date.  I keep getting "This action cannot be performed because this field is not modifiable".  What switches haven't I tripped.



        • 1. Re: Trying to change

               That normally happens when you try to modify a field that is a "Calculation" type.

               In you Relationship tab did you check "Allow creation of records"?


          • 2. Re: Trying to change

                 There is also a "prohibit modification" setting in field options that can trip this error for a specific field.

                 I think Jim's on the right track. What relationship did you set up for this portal? What kind of match fields?

            • 3. Re: Trying to change

                   Both Allow creation and Allow Deletion are checked. Prohibit modification is unchecked.

                   It's just a date field (not a calculation) but I'd like to be able to enter info into other fields in the portal too..


              • 4. Re: Trying to change

                     But what fields are used as match fields in the relationship? On the portal side of the relationship, is the match field a calculation field or a field that prohibits modification?

                • 5. Re: Trying to change

                       Once last rare possiblity....

                       When you go to your layout and in Layout mode....

                       Make sure all of the portal fields are using the right Table of Occurance, same as the Portal does.  Many times we get 2 TO's and I have accidenty mixted them up.

                       Also make sure that all the field boundaries are inside the bounds of the portal row.

                  Wild thought...

                       There may be a "hidden" field under the portal row.  Move the portal set up down to see if a "hidden" field is underneath it.