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Available Fields table occurrence window (For Portals) is too small.

Question asked by JayIchiyen_1 on Nov 6, 2012


Available Fields table occurrence window (For Portals) is too small.


FileMaker Pro


Advanced 12.0v3

Operating system version

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Description of the issue

When you add a portal on a layout and the "Add Fields to Portal" window opens, the table occurence drop down list field just below the "Available Fields" title is too small (31 char. max.).  When you try sizing the window it makes the "Included fields" area bigger but not the Available Fields table occurrence drop down list.  When you use the FileMaker Development Conventions (FDC) naming conventions for table occurences (can make for some long table occurrence names), you can't see half of the table occruence names and end up using trial and error to find the right table occurrence from which to pick your fields for the portal.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Add a Portal to the layout using the portal tool button.
Try to choose a table occurrence with a really long name (greater than 31 characters) from the available list.

Expected result

Being able to see really long table occurence names.

Actual result

The name is truncated to 30 characters and you need to use trial and error to pick the correct table.


Trial and error or shortening table occurrence names.