5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 26, 2012 11:31 AM by itsmeisthatu

    Auto value not working on ipad

    itsmeisthatu

      When building a database in FM pro it gives an option to auto compleate the answers from existing values.

      however when you try this on a ipad or iphone it gives no auto answers.

       

      So my question is, is this possible or is it just an option for pro?

        • 1. Re: Auto value not working on ipad
          RayCologon

          itsmeisthatu wrote:

           

          When building a database in FM pro it gives an option to auto compleate the answers from existing values.

          however when you try this on a ipad or iphone it gives no auto answers.

           

          So my question is, is this possible or is it just an option for pro?

           

          Hello itsmeisthatu,

           

          I see the same thing here - auto-complete works in Pro, but doesn't work in Go. Sorry the news is not better.

           

          As far as I know, it should work - and I don't see it mentioned in the list of unsupported features of FM Go that's available in the documentation from the TechNet iOS Resouces, so it wouldn't be unreasonable to suppose it's an issue with the current release of Go.

           

          That being the case, you might want to pay a visit to the "Report an Issue" link at http://forums.filemaker.com to make sure that the relevant folk at FMI are made aware of it.

           

          Regards,

          Ray

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          R J Cologon, Ph.D.

          FileMaker Certified Developer

          Author, FileMaker Pro 10 Bible

          NightWing Enterprises, Melbourne, Australia

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          • 2. Re: Auto value not working on ipad
            beverly

            p. 13 of "FileMaker Go1.2 Development Guide"

            [quote]

            Considerations for data entry on a device

            *    Only fields are supported in the tab order. You can set up Tab and Return, but not Enter, to go to the next field.

            *    You can’t insert values into a field from an index on the device, and you can’t Auto-complete using existing values.

            [/quote]

             

            Get the  document on this forum ==> https://fmdev.filemaker.com/docs/DOC-1141

             

            Beverly

             

            p.s. lots of goodies under the "iOS Resoures" tab navigation on this site.

            • 3. Re: Auto value not working on ipad
              RayCologon

              Beverly Voth wrote:

              p. 13 of "FileMaker Go1.2 Development Guide" ...

               

              Hi Beverly,

               

              I appreciate the correction. Quite right, and I'm afraid I missed that reference tucked away on the bottom of page 13 (maybe I focussed too heavily on the summary list of unsupported features on p9 - and it doesn't make an appearance there!).

               

              Meanwhile, it's great that there's a definitive answer. Not so great that it's a 'no'... :/

               

              Thanks again for catching my error.

               

              Cheers,

              Ray

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              R J Cologon, Ph.D.

              FileMaker Certified Developer

              Author, FileMaker Pro 10 Bible

              NightWing Enterprises, Melbourne, Australia

              http://www.nightwingenterprises.com

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              • 4. Re: Auto value not working on ipad
                beverly

                I have to admit, I had to search the PDF...

                 

                I have all the iOS PDFs in a folder, so I can search the folder for such things. Love that about Spotlight and Preview App on the Mac.

                 

                Beverly

                • 5. Re: Auto value not working on ipad
                  itsmeisthatu

                  Thank you both for your quick responses. Even though it's a no. I still love the whole system.

                  As they have mentioned it in a PDF. I wonder if it's something that is not possible or something they just haven't got around to yet. Hopefully the latter.

                   

                  Thanks again for all your help.