Thank you for your post.
Change the field from drop-down to pop-up. The user can then only select a value from the list.
Let me know if you need additional clarification.
Excellent TSGal, I figured there was likely an easy solution.
Now how about disabling the keyboard in a date field - any quick fixes there?
You can disable entry into any field from the inspector. Under the Data Tab, Behavior, Field entry, Uncheck Browse Mode.
I didn't explain my situation properly.
I have a date field that I need to edit but wish to disable the keyboard from popping up when I touch the field. The keyboard is unnecessary as I can enter the date from FM's own "pop-up wheel" (or whatever you call it); plus, of course, the keyboard occupies a fair bit of real estate and blocks visibility of other fields on the iPad.
There is not a built in function to cut off keyboard in filemaker go.
You can make a feature request at the following link.
If you have a bluetooth keyboard connected then the screen keyboard will not pop-up.