1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 17, 2011 8:14 AM by philmodjunk

    Anyone know why I can't add fields anymore?



      Anyone know why I can't add fields anymore?


      I'm a fairly new user but have set up some databases and layouts without a problem.  I'm not sure what I did but all of a sudden I can't add fields or change column widths (and possibly other things to one of my databases.  The "+" sign that is usually there at the top of the right column is gone.  I'm assuming I changed some setting for this database without knowing it but have no idea what I did.  Any idea what I need to do to get back to how I was?  It's only with this one database.  All the others still work fine.  

        • 1. Re: Anyone know why I can't add fields anymore?

          You can certainly add fields. Just Open Manage | Database | Fields and you can continue to add fields.

          However, from what you describe, you are attempting to view all these fields while in table view. There is an upper limit as to how many columns you can see at one time in table view and you appear to have reached this limit. The exact number of columns you can view depends on the number and width of the columns already visible. If you can make your columns a bit narrower, you can squeeze in a few more.

          Ultimately, you'll need to modify your design so that you don't have so many columns in one layout. You can create several layouts--each displaying a portion of the total columns. You may also want to consider a redesign of your system. You should also consider whether a redesign of your layouts and tables might eliminate the need for so many columns in the first place.