I am very basic Filemaker user and am finding there are a many different ways to accomplish a goal in Filemaker. I am currently building a webdirect database solution to track our IT department hardware and software. My intent is to publish this in webdirect from our Filemaker Server. Unfortunately, I am stuck on this issue and cant seem to find a solution.
In a nutshell I have created a drop-down list that shows the values of a field called AssetType. I tested this in WebDirect and it worked as expected the drop-down list opened and showed all of the values in that field. I then found that there is no way for an end user to edit a drop-down list in webdirect.
So, I thought I have a solution...
A new field and called it NewTypeEnter
I then added a pop-over button (With a + symbol icon) right next to AssetType
Using the field picker I added the NewType field to the pop-over
I then added a button in the pop-over below the NewTypeEnter filed and called it Add
I assigned a script to the button as a Button Action
I then added this script
I then tested in Filemaker and it worked perfectly.
When I hit the + icon the pop-over opened.
I then entered a value in the field NewTypeEnter.
When I hit add, it copied that value and pasted it into the AssetType field
It then cleared the NewTypeEnter Field and closed the pop-over.
At this point, I'm thinking... That wasn't so bad... good solution it worked! That was until I put the database in WebDirect.
In WebDirect everything works except the final step "Close Popover"
I tried about 15 other methods yet for some reason that pop-over refuses to close in WebDirect. To make matters worse... That pop over remains open no matter what layout I go to... Its like a zombie that follows me everywhere!!
I am running FM Server version 126.96.36.1992 which I think is the latest....
Does anyone know if this is a know issue? Seems like a bug to me.... Any input would be appreciated. I am stuck at this point.