Unreliable validation custom error messages

Discussion created by Extensitech on Dec 12, 2015
Latest reply on May 15, 2018 by TSGal

Field validations that are by calculation will not reliably show the custom error message if the field is edited on a layout in another file and based on a related table occurrence. Instead, the filemaker dialog appears claiming that the field is "defined to require a value, but is not available on this layout".


The validation itself correctly resolves true or false, but if false, under these circumstances, FM doesn't show the custom error message and instead shows the "use another layout" dialog.


See discussion: Message "Field1 is defined to require value"--but "not empty" NOT checked?


Chris Cain