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IWP issue - contents of field in portal are doubled;

Question asked by DonClark on Dec 1, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 1, 2012 by TSGal


IWP issue - contents of field in portal are doubled;


FileMaker Server



Operating system version

Windows Server 2008

Description of the issue

The database has an events table with related contact table - people can be attached to an event.  Over IWP only (does not happen in client) with any browser (IE, Safari, Firefox), a layout based on the event table is loaded.  On that table is a portal with the contacts.  The portal does not allow direct addition of related records  - that is done by script.  However, the users are allowed to edit the information in two of the displayed field:

1.  The person's Title
2.  The person's organization name - a related field from the Org table. 

If a user clicks in either field, then clicks the button to run the Add a Person script, the contents of both editable fields, (Title and Organization name) are doubled, with a return character inserted between the doublings.  For example, if a person's title is Technician, it becomes:


The next time it happens, there would be four lines, then eight, etc.

In some instances, there were hundreds, if not thousands, of iterations. 

I rewrote the Add a Person script - the behavior is the same.  I tried committing records prior to doing anything else in the script, but it did not change the behavior.  I tried it on a different server, same behavior.  The only way I could fix it was to remove Browse access to the fields in the portal (and build a new layout to allow modifying that info(.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Make a portal on a layout with editable fields.

Expected result

Modifiable fields.

Actual result

Fields with duplicated data

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear


Configuration information

Any current or close to current web browser
Windows server 2008


Remove browse access from portal fields.