Dynamic Sorting

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ .63 megabytes


    FileMaker's new sort dialog box for scripting greatly improves the ability to create and edit the sort order. However, it is still not dynamic. You cannot pass a script parameter with the field name(s) or sort order to the sort function. By applying an old FileMaker trick with a few new FileMaker Pro 7 features you can sort by any field or combination of fields using one script for ascending order and one script for descending order.


    See sample file


    Sample Input

    Sample Output

    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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