3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2013 8:55 AM by philmodjunk

    Field not modifiable



      Field not modifiable


           Hi there,


           I just upgraded to version 11 from version 6. So far the transition has been pretty smooth execpt for one hitch. I have a form that the user fills data into and then when they submit it, it gets placed in a database in another file by a script. Whenever I submit something, I get a seperate warning for each entry that the field is not modifiable. I have full access in both files. Also, I have checked for folder/file permissions in OS X and everything is peachy. Any other ideas what could be going on?

        • 1. Re: Field not modifiable

               Usually this error message pops up when trying to modify a calculation field.

          • 2. Re: Field not modifiable

                 So far I've checked all of the fields I'm trying to put data into and none of them are calculation fields. Is there anything I should be looking at in the file relationships section for either of the files?

            • 3. Re: Field not modifiable

                   You can also specify that a field is not modifiable in Field options so even a non-calculation field can trigger this error message.

                   Also, look at the match fields in your relationships for any that might be part of your layout. If you have "allow creation of records..." enabled for a relationship where the match field is a calculation field, you'll get this error if you enter data, say in the "add" row of a portal and FIleMaker tries to create a related record only to find that it can't enter data from the parent record into that calculation match field in the child record it is trying to create.

                   Finally, if all else is ruled out, run a recover on your converted file and see if any issues are reported. Even if none are reported, test the recovered copy to see if it still has this issue.