I have a layout that contains references to deleted fields. The “broken” fields are not on the layout (or off to the side). However, I can see them in table view. When in table view, I can deselect them and remove them from the table but cannot delete them. Any suggestions?
Maybe are these fields as merge fields on the layout or referenced in a button bar or in any field's auto-enter calculation or in a hide condition?
It’s just a guess. I can imagine that this could cause this problem.
It doesn’t work. I’ll try again today.
If you have any popups of portals, check those. Sometimes items can go 'off-canvas' when resizing popups and portals.
Depending on the version of FileMaker, you could use the Objects pane to look for the item.
- Deleted. From what context are the fields deleted? From the layout or from the table?
- References. What is the reference?
- Table view. Table view is funky. Fields don't have to be physically on the layout. You include them via a selector. They can be listed in the selector but unless they checkbox is checked they don't display in table mode - even if they are physically on the layout. It is back-to-front-and-wrong-way-up in so many respects.
In table view, I could not delete the broken fields. Oddly, rebooting FMP may have resolved the issue; the broken fields seem to be gone now.