You can create an illusion of that layout arrangement by having 4 portals side by side, each one starting where the left neighbour finished. However when you scroll it will scroll each portal independently. (I think it would be common to only have the right-most portal acrolling.) How good a solution that is for you mostly depends on how many records you typically get in the match.
As some categories may have 2,500+ records/images, I need to be able to scroll down all at once. Would it be possible to have only one portal and, on each row, several containers linked to a series of calculated lists (eg every 4th image, etc)? Not sure how this would be scripted though. Any other ideas? Many thanks.
Consider this table for your portal
Image 1 ID
Image 2 ID
Image Last ID
Note that there are no containers, just image IDs.
This is what you want from my understanding, 4 containers showing images on one portal row.
The trick here is to link the Image ID to your table of images...but make four TOs/Links. One for Image 1 ID, etc. You will have TOs created similar to Images 1, Images 2, Images 3 etc. You can rename these if you like.
Now on yourportal row you drag the container field from the images file onto the portal row, once for each of the TOs. You will have something like:
The images shown will depend upon the values in the Image XX ID field. You can change the value and the images will change.
This works fine on my laptop, a bit slower when I use Go and a bit slower over a remote server...
Let me know if this isn't clear to you...
OK, just remembered a file I was working on with a similar id so I created a screen capture...
And here is what it looks like as a working list. Each record is from the Portal file above and the images are from the Screen Capture file where I dragged the field from each 'portal' TO.
You can enter any id number in any of the fields and that image will show up below it.
The field that contains the ID number of the related image could be calculated like this
Link 1 = Record Number ID Number
Link 2 = Record Number ID Number + 1
So, you could set the record ID number to anything to get the next 4 records
Delete all records
Set ID number to 0 or 500 or 5000
create any number of records and the links are automatic with the serialized Record Number ID doing the heavy lifting.