1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 20, 2015 11:28 AM by TSGal

    WebDirect 14 - Drop-down list: different behaviour from ver.13



      WebDirect 14 - Drop-down list: different behaviour from ver.13


      FileMaker Server



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      Description of the issue

      I have defined a text field that is shown as a drop-box list. This list is filled by using data from an FM Table.
      The attribute "Auto-complete with value list" has been set for the FM PRO ADV clients: we know that this facility doesn't work via WebDirect.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Via web browser (we used chrome and firefox) we start to fill the field by inserting characters.

      Expected result

      Like in version 13, we expect that the drop-box automatically opens when the first character is inserted in the field and as characters are inserted the list shows only values that matches with characters inserted until this moment.

      Actual result

      If we start to insert characters in the field, the drop-box stay closed and the only way to watch the value list is to click on the arrow.
      Moreover, if you click on the arrow the drop-box opens but the values that you can watch doesn't match the characters already inserted...

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      No errors appear


      To obtain the desired behaviour you have to click on the drop-box arrow and then start to insert characters: only by following this steps you have a list that matches with characters inserted.

        • 1. Re: WebDirect 14 - Drop-down list: different behaviour from ver.13


          Thank you for your post.

          Since "Auto-complete with value list" is not supported in WebDirect, you would get the same results as if you unchecked that option in FileMaker Pro.  That is, if you only have "Include arrow to show and hide list", you will get the same results above.  If you enter the first character of any value list entry, the drop-down list will not display, and if you then click the arrow to show the value list, the list will not be filtered.  You have to enter the first character again with the value list displaying to filter the list.

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