We've made simliar experience.
In one layout we have 2 fields with pop up menus. Field A and B. Values in Field B depend on Field A. If we select a value in field A it will automatically advance to field B. However, it will stay in field B then.
We had to make a trigger script to go to the next field. Next field is a none-editable field. However, jumping to the field with "go to object" makes the field editable. Happens on Imac, Iphone and IPAD. PS: was this behavior always the case?
Scott Bleackley and Erna Meierdierks:
Thank you for your posts.
In FileMaker Go 13, the selection of a field formatted as a pop-up menu would automatically advance to the next field. This was inconsistent with FileMaker Pro, so this was changed in FileMaker Go 14.
A script trigger for each field would now be required to move automatically from a pop-up menu selection to the next field.
PLEASE tell me this can be changed, or at least controlled by us. We strictly use popups because they are so much cleaner than dropdowns- the whole point of our solution is to eliminate needing a keyboard! And we use elaborate layouts with a ton of tabbing. We now have to write scripts for every one of these sequences? We are probably talking about 100 scripts!
Gou Gou Gourami:
For a field formatted as a pop-up menu that takes you to the next field, do the following:
1. Assume "Field1" is formatted as a pop-up menu. Assume "Field2" is the next field (either a plain field or field formatted as pop-up menu).
2. Create a script "FIELD2" with the single step: Go to Field [ Select/perform ; Field2 ]
3. For Field1, turn on OnModifyObject script trigger, and execute the script FIELD2.
In FileMaker Go 14, once a selection is made in Field1, the script trigger will automatically go to Field2.
For each of your fields formatted as a pop-up menu, you will need separate scripts.
Let me know if you need additional clarification.
TSGAL, I think you are making this much more difficult than it needs to be. You only need one script with the Go to Next Field step. This will take the user to the next field when triggered by an OnModified script trigger. There is no need to define the field name as long as you want to follow the tab order. You can also select multiple pop up menu fields at one time and apply the script trigger.
Thank you. I am definitely making it more difficult. Just the one script with Go to Next Field can be used for each of the fields.