6 Replies Latest reply on May 12, 2015 6:54 AM by TSGal

    Button Option Vs Script

    philmodjunk

      Summary

      Button Option Vs Script

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      FMPRO ADV 13.0v3

      Operating system version

      Windows 7

      Description of the issue

      One would expect a button that used Go to Field as a button option would produce identical results as a button that used Perform Script to perform an identical go to field script step in a single step script.

      But this is not the case.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Download this Demo File: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/78737945/ButtonOptVsScriptBug.fmp12

      Click the two buttons and note that one successfully deploys the drop down list of a hidden field and the other does not.

      Check button setup and note that the button that works performs a script and the one that fails does not.

      Expected result

      That clicking either button will successfully deploy the drop down list of the hidden field.

      Actual result

      The scripted button does. The button with the Go to field button option does not.

      Configuration information

      Field is hidden by setting "Hide Object When" to True.
      Discovered while developing Adventures in FileMaking #2.

      Workaround

      Use the scripted button.