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Filemaker 16 still not usable for quick edit in Table View

Question asked by robertbody on Dec 7, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 13, 2017 by jormond

Filemaker 16 is still not usable for quick edit in Table View.

What that means, is having navigation keys (left/right/up/down), fields within different records selection (at the same time) and copy/paste into those several records at the same time.

That is the reason why I haven't been able to switch from Microsoft Access.


Still in Filemaker 16 as was the case in previous versions, that is just not possible.

You can't paste a set of column values in Table view, because that would go into several records at the same time, and Filemaker does not support that.


It is however a Major Flaw of Filemaker to not allow that, and is a show-stopper preventing me from switching to Filemaker.


The solution?

In addition to the 3 views, adding a Table-Edit view, which allows the above, which means:

1) left/right/up/down navigation within the table when in the table view

2) selecting, and copying from or into multiple fields within multiple records - like a 2x3 cell grid


That's about it. A user interface should have allowed for the above since the beginning. Microsoft Access always has. It's just an obvious, very useful way of inputting/changing/exporting data through the clipboard.