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missing script step

Question asked by MaxMustermann on Oct 21, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 24, 2010 by TSGal


missing script step


FileMaker Pro


9 adv.

Operating system version


Description of the issue

Dear Filemakers,
perhaps you missed to integrate (also in FM11, as far as I can see) a script step named "Sort records of portal/object x by field y".

Steps to reproduce the problem

Program a Tab including a portal showing a subset of records that have to be sorted by a number of fields listed in the portal.

Expected result

As (easy as) in the table view, the records in the portal ought to be sortable. All the talk in the various forums about workarounds just shows that the above mentioned scipt step is missing.

Actual result

It does not work. Wiht an affordable amount of work, I do not succeed in establishing a series of buttons that cause sorting of the portal columns below.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

Each time I miss the script step, the error message "The otherwise so ingenious Filemakers must have forgotten to include this script step!" appears in front of my mind.


Presenting various tabs for various sorting options is possible, but hard to maintain, because every change in the portal has to be repeated for every tab.