Multi-Key Contact Portal Filter

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: ~ 1.26 megabytes


    Those of you that have created a portal filter for a Contact database using FileMaker Pro 6 know how much overhead it takes to install a multi-key filter — 30 fields and 26 scripts. The goal of this article is to replicate this same process with the least number of elements as possible. Using FileMaker Pro 7 this can be reduced down to five fields and one script for a total reduction of 25 fields and 25 scripts! This article will also demonstrate some space saving techniques for repeating fields and portals.


    See sample file


    Sample Input

    Sample Output

    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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