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Button Option Vs Script

Question asked by philmodjunk on Sep 3, 2014
Latest reply on May 12, 2015 by TSGal


Button Option Vs Script


FileMaker Pro


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:

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.


Use the scripted button.