1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 14, 2015 11:52 AM by TSGal

    Unreliable validation custom error messages

    Extensitech

      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

      Extensitech