Variables on Layouts
I have a generic message area on all of my layouts which I indend to use to replace dialogs.
The ability to display variable contents on a layout would be great but I can't see how to do it.
As an alternative I figured that I could use a table populated with the required messages via a portal.
So I have created a table and established a self join relationship to one test layout's master table. I have applied a filter to the portal so that it only displays one record. If I use a literal in the filter calculation (Serial No) it displays correctly but if I use a global variable to represent that literal the portal does not display the record.
Can anyone see a flaw in my logic or offer a better method. I am at a standstill.