2 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2011 11:13 AM by mgaslowitz

    Date picker only works for date fields

    mgaslowitz

      Summary

      Date picker only works for date fields

      Product

      FileMaker Go

      Version

      1.2.1

      Operating system version

      iPhone and iPad

      Description of the issue

      The date picker in FileMaker Go only works for fields defined as date. It would be great if the FileMaker Go date picker also worked for a text field with the drop-down calendar control style.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Create a text field. Go to layout mode and set the control style of the field to be a drop-down calendar.

      Expected result

      I expected the drop-down calendar control style to work in FileMaker Go to

      Actual result

      Nothing happens. FileMaker ignores the drop-down calendar control style.

        • 1. Re: Date picker only works for date fields

          Michael Gaslowitz:

          Thanks for posting!

          At the moment, it's not clear if this is a bug, how it's designed or just a limitation of FileMaker Go. May I ask why a date field wouldn't work for your purposes?

          TSBear
          FileMaker, Inc. 

          • 2. Re: Date picker only works for date fields
            mgaslowitz

            Thanks. We wanted a way for DocuBin users to "create" fields without actually modifying the database schema, so we created a table with two fields: field one holds the value of field 2's data type. Field 2 is text field with multiple occurrences on the layout each with a different control style or field formatting. Depending on which field type field 1 holds determines which layout object for field 2 the user is taken to.