You have a space at the beginning of the 1011 ID. Also, there are may breaks with value lists which have accumulated over the last five or so years. Currently with Windows, you cannot select a letter in a pop-up menu and have it jump to that letter like it used to. There are breaks with drop-downs and Macs as well.
FMI has been told repeatedly and has released MANY new versions and updaters and the problems were not even touched. We are told that they will not tell us if or when they will ever fix something. This is why many customers and corporations are moving to different database solutions.
> The problem is, when I want to choose a name from this list, I am used to press the initial letters and press return. In FM11 this works very intermittently, if at all.
It should work if the field is formatted as a drop-down list instead of a pop-up menu.
LaRetta: The list is an example, and the space is not in the real solution(s) of course. ;)
I agree about the moving away statement, even though I think that there are many other reasons but this new bug.
Nick: Thanks for the suggestion, but it doesn't matter if I have it as a list or menu.
More ideas? It worked perfectly in FM10. After installing FM11 it doesn't anymore.
This is obviously a bug from FM's part. I can't understand how things like this pass by the beta test....?
BTW; I'm on a Swedish Mac OS X 10.6, with an english FM. OTOH, my clients are on swedish OS X's with Swedish FM's.
It turns out this bug only occurs on Macintosh.
Here's a work around I sometimes use. It allows you to use the full auto-complete feature on a value list of names, but uses scripts to find and locate the matching ID. It includes code for resolving any duplicate name matches.
I just don't understand why I should work around the problem when it was working perfectly a week ago...
(I understand though that your solution contains other aspects)
I have reported this to FM, hopefully there will soon be a solution.
You issue is a Known Bug.
For More Information see: FMPA 11 Drop-Down List Bug 1
This is one of many acknowledged bugs that can be found in the Known Bugs List here in the Report an Issue section of the forum.
It can also be downloaded as a database file from: http://www.4shared.com/file/8orL8apk/FMP_Bugs.html
I posted the original post in this thread last September! The bug is still not solved.
Excuse the harsh language but: WTF!!??
I have customers that are paying for this, what should I tell them?