A feature that can be turned on for each individual portal that would auto-size the height of each individual row based upon the amount of content in each field in that row.
Do you mean that the portal should behave like a field in Preview Mode to push up?
Ah, portals, so nostalgic! I mean, they haven't really changed much since the early 90s. I really wish Filemaker would give them some love!
I'd like to second this feature, and add some further thoughts by way of example.
I have a notes relationship in my current solution. Each record type (Task, Punch, Work Order, etc) can have notes. These notes are related records. When the user selects the Read Notes view, he or she sees a calculated field that lists all notes using the List () function.
This works, but it's ugly. For starters, the user must click inside the field in order to scroll it. Formatting is also a problem. I'd like to mix font sizes and styles in my Read Notes view. While I can use functions like TextStyleAdd, these don't work correctly in Filemaker Go. Another problem is line spacing. While I can use a calculation field to pull together note info I want to display, I can't adjust spacing selectively. It's all or nothing for the calc field. My notes (in Read View) are formatted as follows:
TAKEN BY JOE BLOW ON 1/15/2019 AT 3:00PM
JOE BLOW RESCHEDULED THE DUE DATE FROM 1/12/2019 to 1/24/2019
Rescheduled because of XYZ issue.
In my ideal world, line 1 would be a smaller point size and lighter color. Line 2 is an automatic log entry that is recorded whenever the user adjusts a date. If there is no automatic entry, this line disappears. Finally, line 3 is the note itself and can be short and sweet or many lines long. Ideally there would be a small space between line 2 and line 3 in order to set the note apart from the log data.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, this is my user interface with a portal shown. Blue fields allow access. Gray fields are locked.
Here's my current Read Notes view using the calculated field:
Pretty ugly and some of the text formatting doesn't work in Filemaker Go. You'll also notice that I have a "Switch to Edit List" button that changes the view to a portal and allows the user to edit or delete notes.
Here's a mockup of what could be possible if only portal rows could dynamically resize to display the entire field contents. Not only is it more readable and in line with my overall UI, the user wouldn't have to change views in order to select a note for editing.
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