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web compatible highlighting

Question asked by kmmikule on Sep 28, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 29, 2011 by kmmikule


web compatible highlighting


So since yesterday I have been trying to work out a way to highlight text labels or fields in order to indicate that a user has entered incorrect data into a form (right now, I am just trying to detect if necessary fields have been missed).

The approach I need to use has to be web compatible, so this rules out conditional formatting. Based on a thread from yesterday, I followed Phil's advice and created a container to color a calculation field. However this has yielded some issues:

The behaviour is correct if I am accessing the system through Filemaker. However, as soon as I access it via the website, the highlighting does not show up at all (earlier I was seeing the highlighting on one of the three fields, but now I don't see it on any. I used to have one container for each field, and now only have one container for all of them). Is this approach web-compatible?

Also, every time I quit Filemaker and restart it, the container that I created to contain my highlighting is empty, so I have to refill it every time I re-start Filemaker. How can I ensure that the data inside remains from session to session?

I have gone through the process a dozen times, and am not really sure what I am missing.

Any tips or help would be greatly appreciated.