Go to Previous Field

Moves to the previous field in the tab order of the current layout.




Product Supported
FileMaker Pro Yes
FileMaker Go Yes
FileMaker WebDirect Yes
FileMaker Server Yes
FileMaker Cloud Yes
FileMaker Data API Yes
Custom Web Publishing Yes

Originated in version 

6.0 or earlier


If no field is selected when this script step is performed, this script step moves to the last field of the tab order of the current layout. If a field is formatted as a button, the field object is selected, not the button object.


  • In FileMaker WebDirect, the cursor moves to the selected field.

Example 1 

Controls field entry validation. Can be started with the OnObjectExit script trigger.

If [IsEmpty ( Customers::First Name )]
    Show Custom Dialog ["You must enter a first name."]
    Go to Previous Field
End If