3 Replies Latest reply on May 20, 2014 12:21 PM by DavidZakary

    Merge Fields in iOS on popover/FM13


      Odd thing I can't figure out.


      Using a popover for a navigation control. On the popover are a series of global fields that are fully within the boundaries of the popover. Each merge field has a border applied to the bottom. Height of the merge field is also fine. Font is Arial 14 pt.


      On the desktop all appears as you'd expect. However, in FileMaker GO, the line appears properly but the text does not. If I replace the merge field with fixed text, all is fine.


      Suggestions? Screengrab from both iOS and desktop are attached.

        • 1. Re: Merge Fields in iOS on popover/FM13
          Stephen Huston

          One thing I know can cause this type of error, thought they may well be others:

          When text-merging a global field, if that global field is in a separate table, be sure that there is an actual record count of 1 (or more) in that table. In some cases, global values appear as expected even without an existing record, but they can also disappear, and calculations based on them can fail if the global record is zero.


          I recently built a small solution which used a globals table for things such as dialog-box fields, and then tested the contents. The dialog appeared with the fields, took my entries just fine, but the calculation-function tests on the field contents failed until I created a single record for that table, then all was OK. It took me a few minutes to realize that the record was missing, as the fields were actually enterable and editable, even without a record, when accessed via the custom dialog!

          • 2. Re: Merge Fields in iOS on popover/FM13

            After the 3rd re-applying of the merge fields - its working properly. Solved.

            • 3. Re: Merge Fields in iOS on popover/FM13

              Globals were all fine. From a UI table, 1 record. Fields and data were all established before I hosted the file. I removed all of the merge fields from the layout, put them in again, and after a couple of times doing this they showed up.