Changing a touch keyboard type

You can set up the keyboard to display according to the field type, to help you quickly enter values.

To change a touch keyboard type:

  1. In Layout mode, select a text, number, date, time, or timestamp field.

  2. In the Inspector, click the Data Data tab.

  3. In the Behavior area, select Touch keyboard type. Then:


    To use this keyboard

    System Default

    Number and Punctuation keyboard for date, time, and timestamp fields, and the default keyboard for text and number fields

    Default for Data Type

    Numeric 10-Key keyboard for number fields, a standard keyboard for text fields, and the Number and Punctuation keyboard for date, time, and timestamp fields


    Standard ASCII keyboard


    Standard URL keyboard


    Standard Email keyboard

    Numeric 10-Key

    Custom 10-key keyboard (calculator-style)

    Number Keypad1

    iPhone: Standard iOS Number keyboard

    iPad: Custom Number keyboard that matches the iPhone Number keyboard

    Number and Punctuation

    Standard Number and Punctuation keyboard


    Custom keyboard with symbols commonly used in phone numbers

    1. FileMaker WebDirect supports these touch keyboard types in mobile web browsers. The others display the standard ASCII keyboard.