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Missing info in FieldType

Question asked by MogensBrun on Oct 29, 2010
Latest reply on Dec 2, 2010 by TSGal


Missing info in FieldType


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Mac OSX 10.6.4

Description of the issue

The Design function "FieldType ( fileName ; fieldName )" does not report that a field is defined as a global in this six instances:

Global Calculation ContainerField
Global Calculation DateField
Global Calculation NumberField
Global Calculation TextField
Global Calculation TimeField
Global Calculation TimeStampField

Notice in the screen dump below that line 2-7 (Non-Global fields) have the same FieldType response as the blue section with 6 lines displaying Global field further down. The blue lines should have included a "Global" in the FieldType response.

Without a "Global" in the FieldType response it is impossible for a script - as an automatic process - to determine if a field with one of the mentioned 6 definitions is a global field or not. Only a human being can decide - because he or she can visually inspect "Option" in the Manage Database for

" window.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Use FieldType ( fileName ; fieldName ) to a field, which is defined as mentioned above.