dropdown list with typeahead

Discussion created by cortiel on Dec 8, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 8, 2016 by philmodjunk

I am new to filemaker!


Lets assume the following szenario:

2 tables; anckor-> Notes,  buoy->contacts

a notes screen which is linked to contacts shall a\have a dropdown lst to select a contact.

I can make it work to show the contact name when the list opens. but if there are thousands of contacts i want to be able to type ahead.

so when I type in 'COR' the list should now only have contacts whose name starts with the 3 letters I typed until i either see my record in the liist and click on it or i came to a single match


I am using FMP15 (just got it on monday)

the type-ahead checkbox in the inspector is grayed out


can that not be done???