Setting field behaviors


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Setting field behaviors

Sometimes when you place a field on a FileMaker layout, it's really just there for display, rather than to allow users to edit the data within the field. A good example of this would be our primary key for any given record in your database. The primary key that we have here, the Customer ID, is not a field that you want users modifying. As a matter of fact, if they do modify it, it could break any relationships that you've got set up between the customer table and any other child table. But as you see here, when I place this field on the screen, by default, it does allow entry into the field. This can be dangerous, since each record should have its own unique value and users should never change them.

If you would like to control the way that the users interact with the data in your field, or whether or not you want to allow them to do so at all, you can do this through something that's called Field Behaviors. Of course, this all takes place in Layout mode, so let's go to L...

Setting field behaviors
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Setting field behaviors provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Cris Ippolite as part of the FileMaker Pro 11 Essential Training

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Business
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FileMaker Pro
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