1 Reply Latest reply on May 26, 2017 1:24 PM by TSGal

    WebDirect Popover Close Issue


      Product and version

      FileMaker WebDirect 14,15

      -- I have not tested WebDirect 16 --


      OS and version



      Browser and version (for WebDirect only)

      Chrome 58.0.3029.110, IE 11






      When a script opens a popover, and then calls another script to close the popover, the popover does not close.  After the script is finished executing, clicking off of the popover also does not close it.


      My File:

      Script A (Open and Close Popover):

      1. Go to Object [Object Name: "popover"]

      2. Perform Script ["Close Popover"]


      Script B (Close Popover)

      1. Close Popover


      I have a layout with two objects on it: a popover named "popover", and a button that calls Script A (Open and Close Popover).  When the button is clicked in FileMaker Pro Advanced, the popover opens and closes correctly.  Without the script debugger on, it looks like the object just gets focus, and the popover doesn't open.  With the script debugger on, you can watch the popover open and close.  When the button is clicked in FileMaker WebDirect, the popover opens, and there is no way to close it.


      How to replicate

      Either recreate the file I describe, or use the attached file. Upload to a FileMaker Server and access through WebDirect.


      Workaround (if any)


        • 1. Re: WebDirect Popover Close Issue



          Thank you for your post.


          Our Development and Testing departments are aware of this issue of the Popover not closing if the popover is opened by Go to Object/Field script step.  I have attached your post to the original report.  When any new information becomes available, I will post again.


          As a workaround, use Close Popover by itself.


          For additional information, if you get into this situation again where "there is no way to close it", click the Popover button and then click it again to close.



          FileMaker, Inc.