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The worldwide Solutions Consulting team at FileMaker, Inc. would like to share some of our favorite FileMaker 17 Platform features through a series of feature exploratory files. In this post, we’ll look at portals for master-detail layouts.


The master-detail interface is one of the most commonly used design patterns in today’s apps. In a master-detail interface, a list of records is displayed alongside the details of the currently selected record. We see this pattern in apps like Mail and Contacts.


Many of us know that it has been possible to do this in the FileMaker Platform, but it’s an advanced technique that even experienced developers struggle to set up.


New in the FileMaker 17 Platform, portals can now display records from the current found set, making it possible to create master-detail layouts in one step.


Please download the file and share your comments and questions here.