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Wrong field in drop-down list when using "2-fold" value-list

Question asked by TP_1 on Apr 9, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 10, 2014 by philmodjunk


Wrong field in drop-down list when using "2-fold" value-list


FileMaker Pro


probably any FileMaker Client

Operating system version

probably any

Description of the issue

When using a drop-down list combined with a value-list that shows the second field but stores the first field, the drop-down list shows the first field.

Since all other control styles (i.e. pop-up menu, checkbox set and radio button set) show the second field as it should be, this is probably a bug for drop-down lists! At least it is probably not what the database designer wanted.

Steps to reproduce the problem

See above.

Expected result

See above.

Actual result

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Exact text of any error message(s) that appear


Configuration information

[BTW: It is very sad that there is no way of keeping the order of the first field without using the byte-order-mark hack.]


Use a pop-up menu and prevent multiple selections somehow, although this is probably not what you wanted.