3 Replies Latest reply on May 13, 2015 5:38 PM by cortical

    Relative Bounds of objects makes error tracking far more difficult

    cortical

      Summary

      Relative Bounds of objects makes error tracking far more difficult

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      13.0v5

      Operating system version

      10.9.5

      Description of the issue

      Attempting to fix object erros reported by BaseElements
      Object with errors are in popovers
      the coordinates reported by BE, derived from the data available from the FM DDR, which now (apparently) uses relative positioning instead of absolute positioning, make it extremely difficult to identify the object with the error.

      in mildly complex popovers with multiple slide control panels, and multiple popovers on a layout, it can take substantial time to identify even one field; aggravated further when object names have not been employed.

      Further, the bound reported by FM in the Inspector and DDR are inconsistent (see grab)

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      any object in  popover
      DDR or BE
      attempt to locate the object using the reported coordinates

      Expected result

      locate objects easily

      Actual result

      objects are not where they are reported to be

      Workaround

      copious time

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