In Filemaker you would use a list view for this.
In order for a list view to properly show up as a list you need your body part to be pretty narrow. Like about 26 pixels high depending on the font size.
Then you turn one of the fields into a button that has a "Go to Layout" script step or a "Go To Related Record" script step is it needs to go to a record in another related table.
A simpler version of DaSaint's method is to set up two layouts: One in List View as he describes and one, based on the same table but designed for form view to show the details. Your button then just does a Go to Layout to change layouts from list to form view to show the details.
Thanks Ill try this