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When changing a calculation in Database Manager, Database Manager hangs up when trying to close out

Question asked by piersonpackdad on Jan 2, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 2, 2013 by philmodjunk

Summary

When changing a calculation in Database Manager, Database Manager hangs up when trying to close out

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

12.03

Operating system version

Windows 7 home premium

Description of the issue

This only seems to happen when the calculation has been added and data has been input into the database and then the calculation field is changed. this has also happened when changing a field from global status to non-global. In each case every change seems to enter in without issue but when I try to exit out of database manager it hangs up and I have to force the entire FileMaker program to close. So no changes actually take place.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Take a database with data and try to change a calculation or global status then close the database manager to save the changes.

Expected result

The database manager to accept the changes and recalculate the database.

Actual result

The database manager will clear the fields from view and then hang if you press any other button the window will show (not responding) press it again and a dialog box will appear asking if you want to wait or force the program to close. I have waited for over an hour it does not change or respond. forcing the close is my only option.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

I do not get a FileMaker Error code it just hangs

Configuration information

This seems to be a problem with all of my converted and or originated FileMaker 12 databases.

Workaround

there is no work around once a database is created there are some things I just am not able to change. So maybe a work around is to rebuild the entire database each time I decide to add functionality to it.

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