2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 19, 2014 4:40 PM by MorkAfur

    Portal Filtering Question



      Portal Filtering Question


           This should be easy, but I'm trying to display a page where the user can view this month's line item work or last month's line items.

           Naturally, the monthly items are in a portal.

           FMP doesn't seem to make filtering portal records easy, especially in FIND Mode.

           In any case, I created a portal filter like the one below:

      BILLING_ITEMS::BILL_DATE = Month(Get(CurrentTimeStamp)) & "/" & "*" & "/" & Year(Get(CurrentTimeStamp))

           Just trying here to wildcard the day so I see all the items with a BILL_DATE of July, 2014.

           The portal show no records.

           If I remove the portal filter, I see all the records for this month.

           I'm doing this interactively at the moment, but in practice, I would need a script to update a global field so the portal filtering can be done dynamically. I'm sure that shouldn't be a performance problem since each portal's records would only have a few hundred records for any given month.

           In any case, what's up with my attempt to wildcard the day?

           If I use

      BILLING_ITEMS::BILL_DATE <> Month(Get(CurrentTimeStamp)) & "/" & "*" & "/" & Year(Get(CurrentTimeStamp))

           Then, the records show up, so I guess I'm doing something basically wrong.

           I've tried this technique in a sample separate application (not with a portal, but filtering dates with this wildcard) and it works OK.

           Thanks in advance for suggestions.


           (it would be nice if I could just do a simple SQL to get the records I want and have the portal use that SQL as its data source!!!!)