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Duplicated portal field with new field definition totally disappears from portal AND layout

Question asked by doncarp on Nov 8, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 13, 2014 by TSGal

Summary

Duplicated portal field with new field definition totally disappears from portal AND layout

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

13.0v3

Operating system version

OSX  10.10

Description of the issue

Duplicating a field from a created portal and assigning a new field exhibits very odd behavior. It appears normally but offset from the first field at first. Then when moved to a new location TOTALLY WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE PORTAL ROW AND MOVED TO FRONT JUST TO BE SAFE the field disappears from the portal AND FROM THE LAYOUT COMPLETELY.  This happens to fields added by duplication of existing fields and fields created new on the portal row in layout mode. I used this method of portal field duplication in FM12 with no problem. It would appear to be some glitch with the programable "show" property.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create portal with two fields
select entire portal and assign show property
show entire portal when global variable = (show value)
duplicate one of the fields and assign a new field to it
move it to a new location within the portal row limits

Expected result

should remain viewable

Actual result

first the field ID disappears and the select boundary remains viewable
when clicking off the field, the boundary box disappears as well from the portal and from the layout.

Workaround

would I could !!!!!

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