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Countdown Field Characters

Question asked by Mitch on Sep 21, 2010
Latest reply on Sep 22, 2010 by sunmoonstar.13


Countdown Field Characters


I have a text field that I have had to limit to a certain number of characters - 500 (due to the bug with FMP 11 - Cutting text crossing pages).  

So I have an additional field with a calculation that counts down the remaining characters using the 'length' function.   However, the countdown field only updates when you exit the text field.  This does not help when you keep typing, only to find that you have well exceeded the allowable characters...  

Is there any way of making the count down field update as you type?

Perhaps even a warning when you get close to the allowable number of characters, or the ability to delete when you go over the allowable characters?