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Button hover causes merge variable to revert to prior value

Question asked by LaRetta_1 on Apr 17, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 18, 2013 by philmodjunk

Summary

Button hover causes merge variable to revert to prior value

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

12.0v3

Operating system version

Windows XP

Description of the issue

If using a merge variable with a button attached, hovering the button reverts the merge variable to its prior value.

This is, at the least, an unexpected behavior and would really be considered a bug since ALL objects on the layout should refresh consistently.

Steps to reproduce the problem

A sample file demonstrating the issue (and the on-going discussion) can be found in the opening post in the link below:

http://fmforums.com/forum/topic/88038-hover-triggers-merge-variable-update-by-itself/

Expected result

When merge variable updates, it should remain as the new value.

Actual result

Merge variables revert to prior value when hovered.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

none

Configuration information

Several have tested this process and it appears to produce same incorrect results for Mac as well.

Workaround

Workarounds aren't the answer since this indicates a broader refresh issue in the layout layers.

Outcomes