Creating a custom app > 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 Advanced 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 Setting up container fields to store data externally)

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 Advanced doesn't update existing records if you change field options. You can find existing records and change the data, if needed.