4 Replies Latest reply on May 12, 2014 8:09 AM by Emmanuel

    Checkboxes unchecking



      Checkboxes unchecking



           I create a number type field that is associated with boolean value list that appears as checkboxes.

           However, even though I check the boxes, the next time come back on the layout, the boxes are unchecked. Why is that? Is there some programming tweak that I missed?


           Looking forward hearing from you soon,

        • 1. Re: Checkboxes unchecking

               They won't uncheck themselves. Something else must be involved.

               Are you sure that you are looking at the same record the next time?

               Could it be that your field has global storage specified and you are hosting this file over a network? (Changes to the value of a global field, when made by a client of the system, are not retained once the client closes the file.)

               Any script trigger set up on the field?

               Any auto-enter calculation or looked up value specified in field options for the field?

          • 2. Re: Checkboxes unchecking

                 Yes the same records

                 No global storage

                 Yes network but I am the only one accessing it

                 Yes filed involved in script but only as: if (checkbox = 1; then calculate this and that)

                 No auto calculation...

                 Any more ides?

            • 3. Re: Checkboxes unchecking

                   Describe exactly how this happens:


                        the next time come back on the layout

                   And are you using FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Advanced?

              • 4. Re: Checkboxes unchecking

                     Hi PhilModJunk,


                     I identified what was the problem.... it was the regular import on those records. It was scripted as delete and add new records... instead of update the records and add the new ones.