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Radio Buttons can have Multiple Selections

Question asked by JimMac on Jun 9, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 11, 2013 by JimMac

Summary

Radio Buttons can have Multiple Selections

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

FMP 12v4 and before

Operating system version

MacOS 10.7.5 and Windows 7 reports same issue

Description of the issue

Radio Buttons should only be single select.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Make any text field a Radio Button on a layout with more than one value.  Hold down shift key and you can select all of them.
Try a simple YES NO  value list with Radio Buttons... 
Does selecting both with Shift modify mean MAYBE?

Expected result

One station or button at a time, thus Apple's name of Radio Station button.  I have been shown that FMP allows the Shift Key to extend to multiple selections.  This is a major infraction of Human Interface Guidelines for Apple products.  I have not tried that on Pop_Up Menues but it would be the same problems.
Try a simple YES NO  value list with Radio Buttons... 
Does selecting both with Shift modify mean MAYBE?

Actual result

I will have to reprogram all Radio Button to prevent more than one selection

Workaround

This is a possible workaround the works if and only if the Database Auto Entry matches a Layout definition of a Radio Button field.
Work around by... raybaudi

Auto entry by calculation and Uncheck Do not replace existing value

GetValue ( Self ; ValueCount ( Self  ) )

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