2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 3, 2009 11:57 AM by philmodjunk

    How to design this situation in FMP?



      How to design this situation in FMP?

      Description of the issue

      Sorry, I posted this message in the wrong forum.  Will re-post in "Using FileMaker Pro" 

        • 1. Re: How to design this situation in FMP?

          Why are you posting this under 'Report a bug' ?


          Anyway, see this post that I just posted. 


          Can I control which 10 of 50 repeating items I show with a script

          • 2. Re: How to design this situation in FMP?

            For some reason, you've posted this to the Bug Report forum, which may reduce the number of responses you get.


            I'd take a look at combining two features of filemaker to make one set of button provide all the fuctionality of all your button groups.


            You can make a text field a button. Thus, you can change the name of a button by editing the field. It's often useful to make this field a global field.

            You can use Button setup... to pass a parameter to a button's script. These parameter expressions can be set up as calculations to pass different values depending on how the expression evaluates. For example, your calculation can refer to your popup and use a case statment to pass a different value. Your script can then use the parameter to perform different operations depending on the parameter value.


            "I'm not using a portal here because the info in the listbox/button group doesn't come from a table."

            Are you sure you couldn't load the data into a related table anyway? It might be simpler.


            You can also display multi-line data in a single text field and overlay the text field with a series of transparent buttons. The buttons can pass the line number as a parameter and your script can use that number to extract the correct line of text from the text field.