IF you create a small test file with a drop down list, host it and then test it. Does it crash also?
Have rebuilt the complete database. Problem still occurs.
How exactly did you rebuild the database? Any get copied/imported from the original into the new version? You might even want to export the data from a recovered file into a text file, then import the data from the text file into the rebuilt file.
I opened the old file and copied the data list entries and then pasted them into the custom value space in the new database for each dropdown list.
Unfortunately, I did not have an uncorrupted copy of my original database so I started from scratch. I opened a new FileMaker file and copied small portions of each layout. I did numereous Recovers to make sure the new file was not corrupted. I trashed my recovered files and did a Save As a Clone before I started the next session of rebuilding the layouts (in case the next round of changes corrupted the file, I would have a good copy to go back to without having to start all over).
I will try to create a small file and test it as you suggested.
I would have done the same, making repeated recovers to check for issues, but recover isn't perfect, it might not have caught the issue and thus the copy and paste may have brought the problem from the original file into the new.
Did you ever try any of the other optiosn such as re-indexing the file or saving a compressed copy?
If you have FileMaker 11, you can use Advanced Recovery options to rebuild your file's indexes:
- With the file closed, select Recover from the File Menu.
- Select "Use advanced Options"
- Select only: "Copy File Blocks as-is" and "Rebuild Field Indexes Now".
You might also want to try out the recovery method described in this method. It attempts to "clean" the data in your file as part of the recover process: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1580/kw/recover%20import