realgrouchy

Hide condition changes do not commit when saving layout in 'background' window

Discussion created by realgrouchy on Oct 28, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 16, 2015 by TSGal

Product and version FileMaker Pro 14.0.3

OS and version OSX 10.10.5

Description If a floating document window is open, editing a non-floating window, changes to object hiding do not commit if using the "Specify Calculation" dialog

How to replicate

- create script to open a new window (Floating document)

- trigger that script from the main window

- move the floating window aside and go into edit mode on the main window

- select an object and click on the pencil button next to the "hide" field in the Inspector to open the "Specify Calculation" dialog

- enter a hide condition, e.g. 1=1, and close the dialog

Expected results:

- The hide field on the inspector should show 1=1

Actual results:

- The hide field on the inspector is greyed out and blank (or if the hide field previously had something, it shows the previous value)

Workaround

- Close the floating window and try again, or

- Type the hide parameters directly into the box on the Inspector

 

I initially thought this had to do with the fact that I was using comments in the form /* example */ in my hide parameters but later realized that no changes were being saved.

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