3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 25, 2009 5:11 PM by kirbydoug

    Drop down Calendar fails (to drop down...)



      Drop down Calendar fails (to drop down...)


      I'm using FMP10 with Mac OS leopard upgraded recently from 7. Employed the drop down in a couple of fields and all worked fine for months. Recently I had the FMP open when the battery died, luckily my database was intact.


      However, the dropdown Calendar function works only the first time, then it acts like a normal edit field. I can restart FMP and it will work. I can run other databases and it works fine. But when I run my database it works the first time and then will not work at all for any database.


        • 1. Re: Drop down Calendar fails (to drop down...)

          "luckily my database was intact"

          Perhaps not. Given that this works with other FMP database files, it is likely that either your layout or your database file was damaged.


          Replace your file with a back up copy.




          Make a new layout in your file from scratch (just add your date field to a blank layout and format it with the Calendar drop down.) and see if it works on this new layout. If so, then your layout was corrupted and you need to replace it.




          Recover the file and test the recovered copy. If the recovered copy works correctly, replace it with an undamaged back up copy if at all possible.

          • 2. Re: Drop down Calendar fails (to drop down...)

            Nuts. Making a new layout didn't work. What's strange is it works once and then once it corrupts the drop down calendar feature it won't work for any other layout or unrelated database until FMP is closed and restarted.


            hmmmm.... looking for a good backup. 

            • 3. Re: Drop down Calendar fails (to drop down...)
                 Thanks. Ran Recover on the database and although the records were "OK", it found errors, I pulled up an older version, cloned it and it was a snap to import the data from the recovered file. All is well.