Field Sort Order Changes after Editing Attributes in the Manage Fields Dialog

Discussion created by Malcolm on Feb 16, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 16, 2016 by TSGal

Product and version

FileMaker Pro 14.0.4


OS and version

Mac OS X 10.10.5


MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)




After editing a field definition it is moved to a different position in the list


How to replicate

I have the file open locally - I have not seen this when the file is open on the server.


I have the manage field dialog open and sorted by TYPE.


I am modifying the auto-enter calculation.


When the changes are complete and I close all the dialog windows the field moves to a different position in the list.


If the selected field was at position number four in a list of ten, after the field moves, the selected item is still at position number four. In other words a different field is selected.


In addition, a dialog box will appear asking if I want to save changes to the field which is now the selected item in the list.


I have not looked for a workaround