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Making a mess of existing layouts

Question asked by glenmac451 on Jun 18, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 24, 2015 by glenmac451


Making a mess of existing layouts


FileMaker Pro


14 Advance

Operating system version


Description of the issue

I opened a database that had not been opened for a couple of months, and made what I thought was a normal entry, only to find it affect6ed a lot of fields that should not haven affected.  It took sometime to realise that I had changed the contents of a foreign field.  I normally do not allow that to happen but I could have been careless.  It took a little time to realise that the entry field for the foreign field was missing - that has never ever happened before - deleting a field from a layout when in browse mode.
I still thought it could be my aberration when I opened a report layout on another file.  This time I had opened it recently to install the new button Bar.   The layout is now a travesty.  I think its saveable but FM14 appears to be playing around with the layouts.

Steps to reproduce the problem

I have no idea what is causing the problem.  Both the above files and their layouts have been stable for a number of years.