3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 28, 2014 10:08 AM by KenChristensen

    Cannot add new fields



      Cannot add new fields


      FileMaker Pro


      FileMaker Pro 12 Advance

      Operating system version

      Windows 7

      Description of the issue

      Can not longer add a new field to my database.  Program locks up.  This is happening on all of my different databases. Not sure if it software, but it is happening on Home Computer and Laptop.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      I have restarted computers.  No luck.  Thinking about reinstalling the program, but hoping for a quicker fix.

        • 1. Re: Cannot add new fields

               Ken Christensen:

               Thank you for your post.

               If you can no longer create a field, then something has changed.  The challenge is to find what has changed.

               Since none of your databases allow you to add a new field, this would generally point to the application.  To verify, launch FileMaker Pro and create a new database file.  See if you can add a field.  If not, then it is either the application or your user account not allowing you to make changes.  If you can create fields, then the focus shifts to the database files and possible user account privileges damage.

               Keep me posted with any progress.

               FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Cannot add new fields

                 And there is more than one way to "add a new field" to a FileMaker database. It may be helpful to describe the exact method or methods that you are using to add that new field.

            • 3. Re: Cannot add new fields

                   I did start a new database and I could enter the new fields, however if I want back later to add a field it would lock up again.  I have reinstalled the software and that has corrected my problem.  It is back to working like it should.

                   Thank You