3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2014 6:39 AM by philmodjunk

    Deselect drop-down list



      Deselect drop-down list


           So I have a drop down list for employee names and when they click it and open the list of names they will find their name and press it. Simple enough I just need it to exit the field after they press a name. I've tried some script triggers but things haven't been working out for me. If anyone can give me some tips that would be greatly appreciated!

           (FileMaker Pro Advanced 13) 

           - Austin

        • 1. Re: Deselect drop-down list

               If you are going to exit the field, you need somewhere else, like another field to get the focus. If the drop downlist is the only field in the tab order, when you exit the field with the drop down list, you will automatically re-enter the field and it will deploy again. If you have somewhere else to "go", such as another field in the tab order, simply selecting a value or pressing a key (tab, enter, return) set up in the Inspector's behavior settings to exit the field is all that you need to do to exit the field.

               You might also experiment with the arrow option for a drop down list. With that option selected the drop down does not deploy until you click the arrow.

          • 2. Re: Deselect drop-down list

                 I cant think of another place for it to go the only other interactive thing on that page is a continue button

            • 3. Re: Deselect drop-down list

                   Try setting the OnObjectSave trigger (if you allow users to type data into the drop down field) or the OnObjectModify trigger if you do not to do this one script step:

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