anniercfinch

How to fix "field is not modifiable"? And advice on finance database?

Discussion created by anniercfinch on Mar 14, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 14, 2017 by Jason Wood

Hello, I am new to Filemaker and trying to use it to keep track of my finances. I have one problem and one question. Problem: I created a simple database with a table for expenses and one for revenue.  After I entered most of my 2016 expenses, I used Leading Subtotals/Total to add together all the amounts. So far so good.  But now I want to enter in some additional expenses, and even though I unchecked  Leading Subtotals/Total, it still won't let me enter anything in that column anymore.  Whenever I try, it says  "This action cannot be performed because this field is not modifiable."  How can I fix this?  Question: do you think iI should start new tables for my 2017 expenses and income, or is it ok to keep using the same tables? Each item has a date of course.  Thank you for your help!!

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