Filemaker calculation field not updating
For example, go to Contacts, Select All Contacts, then run a "Mass Update" on any field.
This will trigger each record to be edited/saved and will update the calculated field record.
The following kinds of fields are non-standard and do not behave like standard fields at all: All records in a file have the same structure, i.e., consist of the same fields.
Each field of a record holds a value of the appropriate type.
On the other hand, I point out some shortcomings of File Maker Pro and suggest improvements that File Maker Inc. I have submitted my suggestions to File Maker Inc., but I do not intend to act as a(nother) feedback collector for FMI.
Let this long list of questions not discourage you from using File Maker Pro.
Instead, File Maker Pro uses internally-generated identifiers that are concealed from the user For instance, assume field F refers to value list V named "Titles" (to be used for validation) , and field G refers to value list W named "Sizes". When object Y is deleted, the reference from object X to object Y becomes invalid.
Note that files get their names through the Operating System. A standard field in a record stores a value of the appropriate type.These names do act as identifier, that is, links to files are affected by name changes (also see Renaming or moving files within a database). Values for standard fields are entered and modified in Browse mode, either manually or through scripts steps.