Field validation sequence

Discussion created by ChrisG on Jul 4, 2012

Dear FMP Guru's


Does anyone know how FileMaker determines the sequence when doing validations on many fields? For example, if there are 10 fields all set to be "not empty" I expect FileMaker to validate field 1, then 2, 3 etc. This does not always happen. Sometimes it validates fileds 1, 2 and 3 then 7 then 4, 5, 6 to 8, 9 and 10. At first I thought it was controlled by the tab order but this is not the case. I think it may have something to do with the field order in the define fields dialogue perhaps?


Does anyone know?


Thank you


Chris G