3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 14, 2017 4:42 PM by ThinkSoft

    Preventing the dreaded - "Can't update this field because it is being"  message


      Hello Everyone in Filemaker Land;


      i have overcome a problem I was having with multiple timed events happening - but it has raised another issue.
      That of FOCUS.
      The background is that I am constantly and continually updating a record every 10 seconds from a remote posting.  This works fine.

      My HeartBeat Broadcast - sits there and works quite happily in the background

      The raw data ( visible in a table layout ) is constantly being updated with the correct timestamp. 

      ( Seriously, the OnTimer script is not valid here - I have spent weeks on this )


      However, on my visible Layout, which is set to automatically save Records; the activity of selecting something seems to stop the background record from being updated - SOMETIMEs...???


      Is this a focus thing?  Is it necessary to force a "commit" after the selection; in order to "free" the focus so the background record is available to be updated?


      Please respond in your kindest terms..

      Many thanks