3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 12, 2015 12:19 AM by SteveGoodall_1






      I may be taking my life in my hands by asking this question...

      I have been browsing the forum & it would seem taboo to compare filemaker with a spreadsheet - so I'm not - HONESTLY laugh

      However - the easiest way to describe what I want to do is by referring to a spreadsheet - here goes....

      When viewing my data in a table view I would like to be able to click on a cell - without it automatically "opening" & awaiting input.  On most spreadsheets when you click on a cell you merely "sit there" & it can take a double click or typing to modify the contents of the cell.  With my current filemaker settings - once I land on a cell I can't just scroll up or down a column using the up & down arrows (I work on a laptop & don't use a mouse - so forget the mouse wheel).

      Have I not got my settings right - I simply don't know - help as always would be appreciated.

      Thanks in advance,


        • 1. Re: CLICKING ON CELLS

          Actually it can be very useful to compare a spreadsheet to a database--as a way to understand how they are very different in design and function.

          What you describe is a basic, designed behavior of how field objects function in FileMaker.

          But it's not clear to me why you would want to click a field without interacting with the contents of that field (copy the value, edit it...)

          So exactly what are you trying to do by clicking that field? There are a couple of ways that you can deny access to the field and then clicking the field makes that record the current record without dropping the cursor into the field, but then you have blocked any ability to edit the contents of that field so that solution may be worse than the problem.

          • 2. Re: CLICKING ON CELLS

             - once I land on a cell I can't just scroll up or down a column using the up & down arrows


            Try holding down the control key while pressing the up or down arrows.





            • 3. Re: CLICKING ON CELLS

              Thanks Jade - that works a treat yes most appreciated.