Thank you for your post.
If you use the built-in Privilege Set of [Date Entry Only], you should be able to create or edit a Container field and tap "Signature". Therefore, check your Security settings for the Account you are attempting to use. If there are custom options, make sure you have access to the Layout where the Container field is located as well as access to the Container field on that layout.
Let me know if you continue to have difficulty.
A script can be set to create temporary Full Access priviliges for that script via the checkbox at the bottom of the script window. Can't say that it would allow the signature but could suggest trying that in a script that goes to the layout...
Did anyone ever find an answer to this?
Essentially if I'm signed in with full access the container field works fine. If I'm signed in with custom privilege settings... the container field just has the blue border around it and the signature options are not triggered. I checked the custom settings and ensured that the user has "Modifiable" access to the layout that has the container field. I also made sure that they have full field access to that particular container field. I am using the database for an NIH funded clinical trial and have special restrictions throughout the database. I really can't risk having the RA's on the prepackaged data entry access privilege setting.
Drum Roll Please....
In the bottom right hand corner of the privileges set up is an option for available menu.commands..the culprit...
Change it to ALL and the field should now work with a new privilege set.
At least it does for me.
Also, create a trigger for field modified and commit the record and move to some inoquous field to save the signature.
Docusign is a product worth studying since you can create invoices, pos, bids, etc. and have the user sign them online. You might use Filemaker to open the document, etc.
That was the solution! Thanks so much. Totally worked.
It would be nice if FIlemaker Engineers and management delivered stuff that works the way we need it to work rather than the easiest and cheapest for them to design.
I think a signature field should be a signature field and not a container field for pdfs, graphics, documents, etc. When tapped it should automatically go into signature mode and not offer a host of confusing options for the user.
Bad design, Filemaker. Bad design...