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creating and entering a calculation or summary field in Table view is a kludge

Question asked by PeterPearson on Oct 21, 2010
Latest reply on Dec 17, 2010 by TSGal

Summary

creating and entering a calculation or summary field in Table view is a kludge

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

v10 and 11

Operating system version

OSX 10.6.4

Description of the issue

Creating and entering a calculation or summary field in Table view causes problems in both fmp10 and 11. It seems that the table brought up by the modify button in Table view does not contain a newly created field unless fmp is closed down and then opened up again. By pressing the + button a new field that has been created under "manage database" can now be added, but this only works for adding a single new field to a layout. For each new field added, fmp has to be booted afresh each time. It works but is a boor.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

None

Workaround

See above

Outcomes