3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 3, 2011 1:16 PM by philmodjunk

    error message



      error message


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      Windows 7, XP

      Description of the issue

      I convertated a FM3 database to FM11, there are 9 files in one (invoice) guest users are receiving an error "the record cannot be modified since it is being modified in a different window"

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      it is not happening all the time.

        • 1. Re: error message

          This means that the data is being accessed in two or more windows at the same time. It's analogous to two users on a network trying to edit the same record. This is due to a change in FileMaker's behavior. If you can figure out which other window (May have one such window open for each of the 9 files), is locking this record, you can commit the record on this window and then the other window will permit the user to edit the data.

          You can commit a record by changing records, performing the commit record script step or just by clicking a blank part of the layout.

          If you opened a file or window just before you got this message via script, you may just need to add a commit record step to that script before the focus changes to the new window.

          • 2. Re: error message

            that makes sense because that is exactly how the users get around the problem. so, for two users use the same db file i will he to add a commit command to the script, does this lock out the other user?

            • 3. Re: error message

              commit record releases the "edit lock" on that record, making it available for it to be edited by another user on the network or from another window...