3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2009 7:53 AM by TSGal

    Weird fields in portal

    synergy46

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      Weird fields in portal

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      This is pretty simple but I just can't see what I did wrong.

       

      I have a portal.  The table fields in the portal are from the portal table.

       

      There are 5 fields.  The first 2 fields show and act as expected.  The rest, when tabbed into or clicked into, flash momentarily and refuse to accept the focus.   They are all clearly within the boundaries of the first portal row.  They do not overlap.

       

      If I drag a field out of the portal, I can enter data into it.  If I put it back into the portal row, it acts weird (as defined above).

       

      I am stumped.

       

       

       

        • 1. Re: Weird fields in portal
          TSGal

          synergy46:

           

          Thank you for your post.

           

          Without seeing your database/layout/fields, it is difficult to determine what is the problem.

           

          Let's assume first it is a corrupt portal.  Create a new portal, exactly like the first, and attach the five fields.  Does this have the same behavior as before?  If not, then you can remove the old portal.

           

          What field type are the three fields that are not working?  What is the key field(s) that make up this relationship for the portal?

           

          Any additional information you can provide may be helpful to help determine the cause.

           

          TSGal

          FileMaker, Inc. 

          • 2. Re: Weird fields in portal
            synergy46
              

            Yep.  It was a 'corrupt portal'.  I have no idea how that happened or how I can prevent it in the future.  Is there a 'likely cause'?

             

            Thanks

             

             

            • 3. Re: Weird fields in portal
              TSGal

              synergy46:

               

              I'm glad to hear everything is working.

               

              I don't think there is any "likely cause".  It could have been memory at the time of creation, incorrect writing to the file, another object on the layout that overwrote some of the portal information,....  For every possible cause, there could be hundreds more, so I don't want you to focus on just one or two things in case this happens again.  The bottom line is that it shouldn't happen.  Then again, I don't know if the portal was touching another part (Header, Sub-Summary, etc.) which may bring up some other strange behaviors.

               

              Sorry I can't be more definitive, but I would not spend time worrying about it.  I don't want you in the mindset that if a portal doesn't work properly again, it is "corrupt", because it may not be.  Everything seems to work now, so my advice is to just move on, and when you encounter another problem that you cannot figure out, come to the forum and ask for help.  :-)

               

              TSGal

              FileMaker, Inc.