Creating a solution > Setting options for fields
Setting options for fields
You can set field options when you define a field, or at a later time. You can set options for:
entering default data into fields to make entering data fast, accurate, and consistent (for example, FileMaker Pro can perform a calculation to automatically format a phone number)
checking data against validation requirements
making a repeating field
indexing and storing data
storing container data externally (see About setting up container fields)
storing a global value
setting Furigana input options (Japanese language fields only)
You can add, change, or remove data entry, validation, repeating, storage, and indexing options for all field types except summary. You can set only indexing and storage options for calculation fields.
FileMaker Pro doesn't update existing records if you change field options. You can find existing records and change the data, if needed.