1 Reply Latest reply on May 26, 2010 11:42 AM by bvoth

    Checkbox Fields from MySql saying they are required



      Checkbox Fields from MySql saying they are required


      I currently have the following set-up:


      • Filemaker Advanced & Filemaker Pro 11
      • Filemaker Server 10
      • ODBC Administrator 1.1.0
      • MYSQL Tables from a program called community builder
      I have had filemaker set up for over a year to be integrated with the MYSQL tables from Community Builder. I recently upgraded to Filemaker 11 for our desktop clients but have not yet upgraded our filemaker server.
      One of our databases that is integrated to the MYSQL tables using the ODBC driver is now telling me that any field that is a check box field on the website is required to have something entered into it. These are not fields that I have even had set up in the past to display on filemaker at all. If I don't enter anything in than I have to revert the record
      Any ideas on what I might be able to do to stop having these fields be required.
      I have gone into the backend of my tables on navicat and double checked that they are all set on the website to not be required.  I have also tried to manually in filemaker go into field options and check them as not required but it always overwrites it back to being required.



        • 1. Re: Checkbox Fields from MySql saying they are required
          I've seen this with forms submitting and a checkbox being empty. You can check the form varibles before submitting to the database and if a checkbox field is NOT passed in the form variables, then set it to "0" or " " (depending on whether it's boolean or string). The form submission does NOT pass checkbox or radio name-values if there is nothing to pass.