FileMaker 7, and Auto Validation

Posted on 2005-04-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
Im using Filemaker 7, and i love the auto-validation for fields.

However i have noticed that my fields dont validate there contents until after i leave the record and go to the next.
is there away to make the fields validate on exit?

Now since i have about 6 fields that need to auto validate, when my users click out of that record they are going to be bombarded by popup windows going "HEY FIX THIS!!"... :/
Question by:criss_mce
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    I took a quick look at this on my Windows system and saw the same behaviour. Is this a bug? Why in the world would FileMaker not validate each field as you go through them? The older versions did it this way. I tried looking for a preference somewhere but could not find one. I suspect it may be related to "save on commit" versus "save now" behaviour that FM7 now has to deal with databases that are server based.
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    I found a free plug in that does on event functions.. very useful.. not soo easy to use though. i have been screwing around with it for 5 hours now trying to make this work.

    ** goes to get more coffee **
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    I don't have this problem.
    Can you post a sample file?
    Have you applied the latest FM7 patch? (should be v3)

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    yeah  i have the new patch.. and sorry i cant post the file.

    i got the plugin to work.
    Thank for helping!
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