1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 27, 2014 2:47 PM by TSGal

    Crash when Value List from another file is not found



      Crash when Value List from another file is not found


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      Windows 7 Pro

      Description of the issue

      Filemaker hangs/crashes when it cannot find a referenced Value List from another file.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Build a Filemaker database file ("B") and create a Value List ("test" or similar). Save/close "B"

      Build a Filemaker database file ("A") then navigate to "File" -> "Manage" -> "Value Lists" and add a new Value List, from another file ("B", "test"). Save/close "A."

      Delete or move "B" to another directory, or rename file "B" to "C"

      Open file "A", navigate to "File" -> "Manage" -> "Value Lists" ; Filemaker will hang/crash.

      Expected result

      Not to crash.

      Actual result

      Filemaker crashes.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      See attached.


      I have to either find the old file and rename it or move it back, or if it has been deleted, build a new file with the same old file name and same value list name.


        • 1. Re: Crash when Value List from another file is not found

               Dan Wait:

               Thank you for your post.

               I am unable to replicate the issue using FileMaker Pro 13.0v1 under Windows 7.

               I followed your steps, and after I rename B to C, when I open A, I immediately get an error message "The file "B.fmp12" could not be opened (not found)".  When I click OK, an Open File dialog box opens to locate B.fmp12.  I click Cancel, and A opens.  If I then go to Manage Value Lists, the Value List "From B" is listed, but it does list <File Missing>.  (See screen shot below).  I am unable to make this crash.

               Let me know what other steps I need to take to replicate the issue.

               FileMaker, Inc.