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Dynamic character length count while typing.

Question asked by estrelralph on Oct 6, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 8, 2018 by estrelralph

Platform:  FileMaker Pro 17.  


Scenario:  I have a popup button that contains a Note field (text data type), which also has a set limit of characters defined on the table field level (e.g. 1,000 characters).  However, I want to give the user an interactive visual of the remaining characters available as they type in the Note field, without existing the field object.


I've already created another c_note_length calculation field on the table and it also sits below the Note field on the layout.  It's been successfully tested that the c_note_length calculation is working, yet its only updating after a user shifts their focus away from the Note field.


Question: Is there a method (script trigger or other means), where by, the calculation field (c_note_length) can dynamically calculate as a user types in the Note field?


End Results: I want the user to interactively see how many characters are remaining as they type in the Note field.


Solution Deployment: WebDirect.