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Must click selected field (or press tab) to be able to enter data

Question asked by smcfeeters on Oct 19, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 22, 2012 by philmodjunk


Must click selected field (or press tab) to be able to enter data


FileMaker Pro


Filemaker Adv Pro 12.02

Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.8.2

Description of the issue

On a layout, a user presses a button to create an input field.  The field is presented and is shown highlighted but the user is unable to enter data into the field until they physically click the field or press the tab button.

Steps to reproduce the problem

The database I'm working on has a layout with a portal on it.  The portal is a related table that needs to be populated with contract numbers.  The user presses the add button to create a new related record which appears in the portal and they are expected to enter the contract number in the portal.  The add script ends with a "go to Field" selecting the field just created.

Expected result

User is able to enter data into the field

Actual result

Hear a beep and no data entry is allowed

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

No messages

Configuration information

Script included in graphic


Click highlighted field or press tab before starting data entry