4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 21, 2014 2:59 PM by TSGal

    Container Fields not sliding (Filemaker crashes)



      Container Fields not sliding (Filemaker crashes)


      FileMaker Pro


      Filemaker 13

      Operating system version

      Windows 7 Pro

      Description of the issue

      Container fields (repeating) will not slide up during print operation to remove blank fields.
      Instead causes a crash to filemaker.

      Worked in previous version

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      using test DB try to print record

      Expected result

      fields should slide up removing blank area

      Actual result

      crashes filemaker 13

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      windows program stop working message



        • 1. Re: Container Fields not sliding (Filemaker crashes)


               Thank you for the post.


               To attempt to replicate, I performed the following actions:


               1. File > New Database

               2. Created 2 fields: one text and one repeating field[5 repetitions]

               3. Placed the field "text" on the top of the layout

               4. Placed the field "repeating field" on the layout displaying 5 repetitions

               5. Used the Inspector to "repeating field" to show repetitions 1 to 5

               6. Used the Inspector to set both fields "Sliding up based on: All objects above" and "Also resize enclosing part."

               7. Add textual data to both fields and all repetitions. 

               8. Clicked "Preview"

               9. Clicked "Print"

               10. Clicked "PDF" > "Save as PDF"

               11. Clicked "Save"


               FileMaker did not crash and all fields properly slide up based on the objects above. Afterwards, I removed the text from repetition 3 and repeated the above steps without error. (See screenshot below.)


               Please let me know if I am missing a step to replicate?



               FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Container Fields not sliding (Filemaker crashes)


                 Thank you for the post.


                 I apologize. I reread the original report and noticed this was a repeating container field. I am able to replicate and I forwarded a full report to Testing and Development for review. 


                 The steps outlined above will cause a crash upon entering Preview Mode in FileMaker Pro 13.0v1 (Advanced) if the repeating field is a container field. 



                 FileMaker, Inc.

            • 3. Re: Container Fields not sliding (Filemaker crashes)

                   Do we get a crash on Macs or just Windows systems?

                   An entry in the Known Bugs List has been linked to this Issue Report. Any Comments/Questions/Suggested Corrections should be posted here or in a new thread. Please do not post such comments to the Known Bugs List thread.

              • 4. Re: Container Fields not sliding (Filemaker crashes)


                     I can confirm this issue also occurs under Mac OS X 10.9.1 and Mac OS X 10.8.5.

                     FileMaker, Inc.