Ultimate Portal Sorting

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 7, 8, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ 1.25 megabytes


    Dynamically sorting the columns of a portal is still the same concept as FileMaker Pro 6. You need to modify a calculation field in the related database to change the sort order using the relationship's sort preferences. Because of the overhead and complexity involved most solutions only allow you to sort the portal with one field at a time. FileMaker Pro 7 puts a new twist on this old trick that enables you to install an unlimited number of sort columns with a fraction of the required code and fields.


    See sample file


    Sample Input

    Sample Output

    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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