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Hide Object stops value lists from popping at random

Question asked by mubashar on Aug 18, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 19, 2015 by TSGal


Hide Object stops value lists from popping at random


FileMaker Pro


FMPA v14.0.1 (64-bit)

Operating system version

Windows Server 2008 64-bit (used as remote desktop)

Description of the issue

I was using dynamic value lists (and other normal FMP values lists) in various pop-ups in a data entry layout and everything worked as always. The sequence of selection was 1.ProjectCategory > 2.Subcategory > 3.ProjectName > 4.Component. Each step used magic value trigger scripts to limit user options in subsequent fields. OnObjectExit script copied values to local table. Last trigger script created temporary component(s) in a related table visible in a portal.

I didn't want some fields and the portal to be visible until I had selected all four of the above fields. For these I used Hide Object if a field in the component table was empty (Asset_Id).

Now as expected it all works to start with but as I test data entry in various conditions, after some time the pop-ups STOP working everywhere in the database!! That has me stumped.

Has anyone come across this behaviour? May be unrelated but I also noticed the FMPA application memory increase from 128M to 1GB when it had stopped popping up the lists.

Expected result

The problems goes away after a restart of FMPA then returns after some time.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

No error message


I have removed all the Hide Object conditions and am testing the database to see if I can reproduce the symptom without the envisaged invisibility.