Chart causes FileMaker Pro 16 to crash

Discussion created by mislav on Jul 12, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 12, 2017 by mislav

I used FileMaker Pro Advanced 16.0.2 to open a database that was developed using an earlier version of FileMaker, and FileMaker Pro kept crashing whenever I'd arrive on one of the layouts. This behavior was consistent; i.e. it happened every time.


I narrowed the problem down to one of the four charts that was on that layout.


Whatever the problem was, it got cleared away after I opened the Chart Setup dialog and clicked into all of the various calc dialogs that are in there. I also reselected some of the options; e.g. in the Data Source area, I reselected the related table and the re-specified the sort order.


Doing all that seemed to reset (and fix) whatever the cause of the problem was.


I don't know if the chart type matters with respect to the problem I saw, but I'll include this info in case it turns out to be useful: The three charts that didn't have the problem were two pie charts and one stacked column chart. The chart that did cause the crash was a column chart (with just one data series).


I was using FileMaker Pro Advanced 16.0.2 on macOS Sierra (10.12.5).