A READER ASKS: Controlling Field Entry

From Dwayne Wright - Certified FileMaker 9 Developer
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We currently have a field for notes, in which a recruiter puts in his/her notes after making a call, this field must be filled out when they make a call. We want to make this able to lock after entry so things can't be changed, but also still be able to add entries the next time they make a call. and this field must be filled out if they've licked in the field.

I’m fairly certain you meant to say after they have “clicked” into the field but the typo was just too precious to let slip by. I’m laughing with you (please believe me)!

Most of these options have to do with a concept called Field Validation and you will likely want to use a calculation to control it. Here is a link to a number of posts in the area of validation, as well as auto enter and storage.

CHAPTER 03: About Auto Enter, Validation And Storage (22)

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