Setting data in Related Table's field by script

Discussion created by wedgeman on Jun 12, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 12, 2018 by wedgeman

Pretty simple database here..

Am having a bit of a challenge and not sure what's causing the issue.


I'm sitting on a "parent" table layout, where I have an array of several hundred buttons.  each button is object named (a1, a2, a3, a4, etc -- all the way up to t20)..  (yes this sounds ridiculous, but that's what it is)....


So each button hits the same script -  'setbyfieldmatch', which is simply "set Field by Name ["child::" & Get(ActiveLayoutObjectName); "1"]


The related record exists at the needed point in time.

I've verified that the field relationships match; I can put a portal on the same page and watch the related fields.

However, the script doesn't want to reach thru that portal and set that field.

What am I doing wrong?  I thought I could create a field match via this method - am I asleep??