Simultaneous Synchronized List View and Detail View
I'm in a trial period of Filemaker and considering purchasing and one thing I am trying to do is to have a simultaneous list of a records in one window and then an expanded details in another window. And I would like to be able to ctrl-down ctrl-up through the list and see the detailed form view in the second window.
I tried the footer method of placing detailed fields in the footer, but I want to find out how to do the two-portal, or multi-window method with self-join.
I looked over instructions in the forum, and tried to implement a variety of recommended methods without success. Does anyone have a more detailed explanation for FM 12 and perhaps a sample database that already has this idea implemented?
Take a look at the OnRecordLoad script trigger. Changing records in your list view will trip that trigger so you can set it to perform a script that updates the data shown in the other window. (And Select Window can be used to switch focus between the windows while your script executes.)