Mac OS X, Windows
FMP 9, 10, 11
File Type: FP7
FileSize: ~ 1.6 megabytes
As your FileMaker systems grow in the number of tables, layouts, and complexity you need to have a menu system that can dynamically expand and contract without adding difficulty for the developer and users. The main menu concept has been around for a long time. However, FileMaker 9 has made it easier to implement a main menu that is intuitive for users, dynamic for security, and easy to navigate. This article will discuss how to install a complete main menu system that can be added onto any existing system. Some of the concepts behind the main menu may require that you re-think your approach to Privilege Sets, as the concepts are taken from old-school techniques that still apply in the new FileMaker platform. As always, there are certainly many areas that can be extended to meet your own needs.
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