9 Replies Latest reply on Apr 27, 2016 7:31 AM by Fred(CH)

    Orphan second field appearing on value list (Windows only)


      Product and version

      FileMaker Pro 14.0.5

      OS and version

      Windows 10


      iMac Retina 5K 27'' late 2014


      If a value list is based on a field which can be empty, the Windows version is showing the second field even if the first is empty. This is not the case with the Mac version AND this was not the case with FileMaker 13.0v5 on Windows.

      How to replicate

      Create two fields, typically an ID and a Name

      Create a value list based on the first but showing only the second field

      Add some record with and without ID

      On a layout of a related table, format the foreign key as a Pop-menu using this value list.

      Expected result

      Only the second field's values where an ID was entered should currently appear on the pop menu.


      Create a third field, calculation, populating that copy the second field only if the first is not empty.