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FileMake 16 randomly categorizes Layout Objects as "group"

Question asked by tishana on Jul 13, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 13, 2017 by beverly

Product and version FileMaker

OS and version Mac OS Sierra 10.12.5

Browser and version N/A


Description Certain objects on layouts (in this case, a field) are categorized as "Group" object type in the Inspector. After I ungroup the object, save the layout, and go back to layout mode, the object is still categorized as Group. There are no objects beneath or on top of the object.

How to replicate Not sure, its only happened in one file, and ONLY in FM 16, in Layout Mode.

Workaround (if any): Use an older version of FileMaker for now.


I'm really not sure what to do about this except to continue developing for this particular layout in FM 15. There are two fields on this one layout (an application developed in FM 14) that are categorized as Group. See attached screenshot where Inspector shows "Group". Please advise.