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Why does a drop-down list show through an edit box placed above it in a list layout?

Question asked by jmci on Jun 11, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 11, 2014 by jmci

My client wants users to do data entry in list layouts. I've created a field-based value list using values from the primary key field of the look-up table but only show values from a second descriptive field. On the list layout I've placed a drop-down list control based upon this value list. I've also placed an edit box control, with a solid white fill based upon the descriptive field in the related table, above the drop-down list. Unfortunately the cryptic primary key field values in the drop-down list can be seen through the edit box control. Can anybody suggest a solution?


I should also mention that I'm using FileMaker 12 on this project.