Any news on this issue? Its quite frustrating!
Selecting a layout higher than 255 goes to the last layout of the database in FileMaker Pro For Windows | FileMaker
Have you tested this with v16 of FileMaker Pro? I heard, but haven't had a chance to test myself, that this issue was finally addressed in v16 but haven't had this confirmed.
Yes tested on the latest version of 16 Advanced... bug remains...
I could see the issue is not fixed on FM16.
For layout mode I'd use "Manage Layouts" which can open correct layout.
For browse mode I'd never use so many layouts in pop up list.
Yes thanks... I appreciate there is a workaround....
I too am encountering this problem with FM Pro Advanced 16 (126.96.36.1993). It's fairly intrusive for me because I use many layouts for an educational accreditation process. Each of the accreditation items requires workflow layouts causing me to pass the 255 limit for normal function. In an attempt to preserve navigation functionality, I discovered that if I move a folder containing a group of layouts up in the layout folder list (using the manage layout window), the native navigation bar will work on those now earlier appearing layouts in the list. The layouts at the end of the manage layouts window, continue to have the quirk.
Also, as a new user to FM Pro, I just discovered this apparently multiyear problem and wanted to add my voice to others hoping to encourage the FM designers to move the bug fix along. The native navigation bar is a blessing for me, and I would love to see its full functionality come back for Windows users.
Bug STILL remains on FM 17
This is one of those bugs that's been around for so long that I've gotten completely out of the habit of using this menu, except to occasionally check to make sure no layouts have inadvertently been made visible to end users in Browse Mode. Manage Layouts is the only usable option.
I also have this issue with any layout that is after the 255 th layout created
I have tried re organizing the layouts in different folders. Nothing works
There are layouts that I simply cannot get to. There has to be a fix for this
I am on 17 (latest version) and Server 17. I spoke with a FMP rep today and he could not find a fix
The orginial post link does not seem to open for me. I found the KB article "Selecting a layout higher than 255 goes to the last layout of the database in FileMaker Pro For Windows"
This should have a related Report a Product Issue. Perhaps TSGal can chime in with links and/or updates?
As you saw, KB had been renumbered some time ago. I lost link of my bookmarks in my browser.
This is a limitation with Windows. The limitation with macOS is 32,767.
I have added this thread to the original report. If the design limitation is changed, I will post again.
Instead of just blaming it on Windows, could you please explain what Filemaker has discovered in windows that causes this limitation. That would be helpful
FileMaker is currently making a system call that returns 255 for Windows and 32767 for macOS. The same system call is also used for Menu Sets.
So change the kind of call then.. so that it can return more than 255...
Thank you TSGal for the clarification. I really hate this bug.
So, if this is a windows issue and there is work around from Filemaker, how do we get Microsoft's attention. How big of an issue is it to fix from their end. Just asking cus I'm not geeky enough to know
I have asked Development for an update. If they answer, I will post again.
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