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FM12 is CONSTANTLY SORTING PORTAL ROWS, even in layout mode

Question asked by scott2si on Jul 11, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 24, 2012 by scott2si

Summary

FM12 is CONSTANTLY SORTING PORTAL ROWS, even in layout mode

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

12

Operating system version

10.7.4

Description of the issue

There is another gigantic problem in FileMaker 12, when it comes to working as a client of a hosted database running on FileMaker Server 12.

Let's say your database is showing a portal.
And now let's say that your portal rows are being sorted.

FileMaker 12 will CONSTANTLY try to re-sort those portal rows into the correct order... EVEN IF YOU'RE WORKING IN LAYOUT MODE!!

We can MAYBE understand that FileMaker 12 would want to re-sort those portal rows if you're in browse mode and you come back to the record, but FileMaker 12 should NEVER try to re-sort portal rows while we're working in layout mode.

That just slows us down tremendously, especially if we're access the database over a WAN with slow Internet connection.

This NEVER happened in FM11, and it happens every 3-4 minutes in FM12.

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