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!!