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ESS: How to deal with forced validation rules?

Question asked by electric_soul on Sep 3, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 4, 2018 by beverly

I am using the ESS technology. All my fields have validation rules. This is to be expected as it is mentioned in Filemakers tech brief on ESS. However....  those validation rules prohibit entering data into related tables. Each time I try to enter data into a related field I cannot commit the data, because the validation rules kick in. And there is no way to change thoses rule either.


However I can use a script to save data in the related field. But that's the "hacking" approach. There must be a better way of dealing with the validation rules.


See video here

Filemaker ESS validation rules prevent entering data - YouTube



My question

How to allow a user to enter data into that related field, without being bothered by the validation rules of a underlying shadow table (ESS) ??



thank you