Mac OS X, Windows
FMP 8.5, 9, 10, 11
File Type: FP7
FileSize: ~ .71 megabytes
The new List function in FileMaker Pro 8.5 has a lot of opportunity for interesting data processing. One of the techniques that comes to mind right away is sending an invoice to a customer via e-mail with all the line items listed in order using a single calculation field. Traditionally this is performed with a script that loops through the portal rows and writes the text to a global field. By using the custom function capabilities of FileMaker Pro Advanced and the List function we can eliminate the need for a script and write out all the related record's text with a recursive function. If you don't have FileMaker Pro Advanced I'll offer an alternate technique that works just as well.
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