hi I'm using file maker pro 16 advanced,
I have static information which i would like the user to edit, popup menus and edit lists arn't the way to go please help me
You need to be more explicit. Please describe your problem, add a screenshot, it will help greatly to describe what you want to achieve.
ok its not that simple and cant add a screen shot due to the database, I'm not being evasive, what i want to do is this in basic terms, i want the user to edit a list from the same database just to add items on to the existing list, that is static, so all my information has already been put in just want them to add items
All you are describing sound like things FileMaker can do quite well. Show items in a list, add items (records), ...
Where is your problem?
So if I understand what you need: In layout mode, select the field in question which should already set to display a value list, with the inspector, click on the fourth tab and check Allow editing of value list
Retrieving data ...