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But click out of a field on a layout to save record is a behavior appreciated by FileMaker users since about 25 years ago, man !
This is really convenient for many reasons. But from my own opinion the first is you can modifiy a record and then save it with only one clic AND without leaving it, precisely. It can be particularly appreciated on multi-user when you want allow another user to access to your modifications but you want continue to access read-only.
Anyways, it is your right to submit a feature request here :
Maybe it is an old feature but is clealry an error. The documentation says when you LEAVE a record. Did I leave a record here? No. Then this is an error.
Maybe a little lack on a specific part of the documentation. But i am shure you will find in the Help menu and User's Manual a full description of this behavior.
Anyways, if you are technet member (free of charge) i am sure you will appreciate this article :
Thank you for the post.
Fred is correct. The following is found on page 19 of the FileMaker Pro 12 User's Guide:
By default, FileMaker Pro automatically saves changes to your data as you work, so there is no Save command. If you want more control over when record data is saved, you can clear the Save record changes automatically option individually for each layout. For more information, see Help.
You can save a copy of your file as a backup or save a clone of your file with no data. To save a copy of your file in a non-FileMaker format, see “Saving and sending data in other formats” on page 120.
However, it would be a nice improvement if there were a setting to prevent layout clicks from committing the record. There's a workaround--putting an empty invisible web viewer behind the fields, sized to cover the entire layout body, but it's a heck of a Kludge....
Sorry folks. Not to be difficult but the documentaion in FM says clearly that this takes effect when EXITING a record, not clicking on blank space, nor on a locked field. There is an error here. It is really dumb to be able to click in a spare part of a layout and have the save command pop up. I have not exited the record at that stage. This should ONLY happen on record exit.
Here is the documenation:
"Setting the automatic record-saving option for a layout
When you make data entry changes to a record, FileMaker Pro normally saves these changes automatically when you exit the record and display another record. If you prefer, you can set FileMaker Pro to display a “Save changes to this record?” confirmation dialog box when exiting a record in which data has been changed. This confirmation dialog box presents three options:"
Thank you for the reply.
Clicking out of a field on a layout is the same as exiting the record. Exiting edit mode is committing the record.
From the help description on Commit Records/Requests:
"This script step exits the current record or find request, updating field data and making no field active."
By default, when clicking out of an active field in FileMaker Pro, a record commit occurs.
Maybe the manual could be a bit more specific - ie a side-note 'be aware that clicking out of a field exits the record as well'
most of the users never read the manual - and those who do could be misleaded..