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    Split Screen procedure for FMGO?



      Split Screen procedure for FMGO?


      On my Desk top computer  I have two windows that remain open Window "A" has my order form and Window "B" has my Inventory, Product notes etc.  Using scripts I am able to copy an Item code into a portal on to Window A from B and works very well. Of course there are limitations to FMGO so using a script to move to a new window and back to another window is painfully awkward and using dropdown lists with multiple items is clumsy. Yesterday I started using the Ipad "Notes"  and the layout is very practical for me but I don't know how to achieve it in FMGO. Notes simply has a portal column on the left that contains the title of the topic and on the right side is a note pad with all the user's information

      My ideal layout would be to have a Inventory Column on the leftside with a gCode that I could do a  quick "find"  to limit  items to choose from. On the Right Side would be my "Order Form" that  I could copy by a triggered script  items my customer wishes to order by simply clicking on a button. (The usual scenario is I'm on the phone or in front of someone so the process needs to be fairly quick)

      From previous posts I have figured how to use a " Filtered Portal" with a gCode for my inventory but I can not figure how to combine the two in one table. (Thinking its not possible is it?)  The Inventory uses Tables ''inventory ID" and "Inventory Line Items" and the Order Form uses "Order ID" and Order Line Items"  How can I combine the two and retain the integrity of an "order Number"?

      This is the Calc you had given me for the Inventory Portal that works perfectly.

      IsEmpty ( Inventory_ID::gCode_Sup ) or Inventory_ID::gCode_Sup = Inventory_Items::Code_Supplier

      Thank you for the insight.

        • 1. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

          This is written with a few assumptions:

          1. Product Code is stored in the Inventory ID Table

          2. You only care about seeing the product ID in the portal. (This could be different but I think this gives you an idea of how it works)

          Create a new Table Reference of your Inventory_ID table, name it something like Inventory_ID_Select, and add a new calculation field that is equal to the number 1 (I call mine z1).  Add that same field (z1) to the order table that the layout your working on is based off of.  Create a relationship between these two tables (Order table and Inventory_ID_Select) where z1 = z1.  Base your portal off of the Inventory_ID_Select table and change your script/filtering to be based off that table.  What this will allow is for you to have a portal that, with no filtering, shows all records (because 1=1) and you can then filter down/select as necessary.  

          You can also add a new TR of the Inventory_Line_Items to the Inventory_ID_Select if needed based off of the already established relationship between these tables.

          I hope this is what you're looking for or gets your started in the right direction!

          • 2. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

            Hi Matt

            Thanks for the quick response I have a question before I start on this journey. You mentioned "2.You only care about seeing the product ID in the portal."  Just to clarify this means I can't put a script trigger or highlight and copy the product code can only see it correct? of course I can manually enter the code  into the order but wouldn't be the ideal scenario for speed. is there no way to have a field that could be clicked and copied?

            Thanks again

            • 3. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

              Instead of Ye Olde 1=1 relationsship to match to all records, you can also use the X operator and any pair of fields you care to select from either table to get your "match all" relationship.

              You might also be interested in the two portals in the bottom of this demo file. It was not created with FM GO in mind, but it should work in FM GO as far as I know. (Let me know if it doesn't please as I don't own an iOS device that I can test it on.)


              • 4. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

                No, I just meant that with what I gave you, the only thing you would see in the portal is the Product ID (Or any data that's in the Inventory_ID table) and not any related data, unless you added new table references to those related tables based off the Inventory_ID_Select table.

                You'll still be able to have a script/button that adds that item to an order.

                Quick Example:

                You'd have a button that takes up the whole portal row.  When touched, it would run a script that would do something like the following.

                Set Variable [$id ; Inventory_ID_Select::Product Key]

                Go to Field [Order Line Items::Item] ##This would be a field in your portal of Order Line Items

                Go Portal Row [Last]

                Set Field [Order Line Items::Item ; $id]

                Commit Records/Requests

                Hope this helps!

                • 5. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

                  Hi Phil,

                  Thank you for the solution it does works on FMGO very well although I have encountered one problem haven't been able to figure out. I believe I replicated your solution sucessfully however when I use the script to "Add selected Line Item" my code copies correctly to the first entry in the portal list but every additional goes into the same field and overwrites the original? Here is the script what am i overlooking? My Tables are  OrderEntry, OrderEntryLineItems, Inventory, Inventory4select, Pricebook

                  Set Variable[$Code_Pb_pk;value: Inventory_Items_4select::Code_PB_pk]

                  Set Variable [$OE_ID;Value: Order_Entry::OE_ID]

                  Freeze Window

                  Go to Layout["TEST_1(OrderEntry)]

                  NewRecord Request

                  Set Field[OrderEntry_LineItems::OE_ID;$OE_ID]

                  Set Field[OrderEntry_LineItems::$Code_Pb_pk;$Code_Pb_pk]

                  go to layout[original]

                  go to object[Object Name:"Order_EntryLineItemPortal"]

                  go to portal row [last]

                  go to portal row [previous]

                  go to field[OrderEntry_LineItems::Quantity]

                  • 6. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

                    Since you are creating a new record each time, I don't see how this could "overwrite the original".

                    • 7. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

                      I apparently was creating a new order each time instead of a line item I fixed the problem. Thanks.

                      This works very well for me and I want to expand my information on the page but have come to a road block. Recently downloaded a template that uses tabswhich I like quite well. With the solution I am using my Table for the Tabs is "OrderEntry" and I am wanting to have a Tab with "Log and Log LineItems" how can I use a portal or a relationship to show this information?  What i would like to achieve are 3 tabs across the top: 0rder Entry, Order Report, Log Updates

                      So far the only way I have been successful in seeing the information I want is to have the Table be "LOG" and then display the line items which of course defeats the beauty of seeing the tabs.

                      Thanks for advice.

                      • 8. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

                        I'm not clear on what you want to see in "Log and Log lineItems" and how this data relates to the rest of your system.

                        Sometimes, developers have had to create multiple layouts that look like one layout with one tab control, but clicking a "tab" actually clicks a button that changes layouts to create the illusion that the user has different data from different tables on each tab.

                        • 9. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

                          the log is my daily updates I import from my companies excel file Ideally I would like to have as one of the tabs in the layout.

                          So what your describing is to go to another layout with my log items and make the other tabs same names (Dummies only with Scripts) to go back to the Order Entry layouts?

                          • 10. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

                            I mentioned multiple layouts as a possible solution, but it may not be the best option for your system.

                            I can't really suggest anything as I don't know how your log items relate to your orders and other data. Do you want to pull up  list of Orders on tab one or just the list of items for one order on tab 1? What link, if any is there between a specific order or specific item order and your "log" records?


                            • 11. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

                              I want Orders on one tab, On a second Tab I want Log items. The relationship is by Item Code. I would like to be able to see the full list of all  500 Log item codes and there descriptions in one Tab.

                              • 12. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

                                Use a portal to the Log Items table. Set up a relationship that uses the X operator instead of =. Then all log item records will be listed in the portal no matter what record you are on on your current layout.

                                • 13. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

                                  I have been able to get the tabs working correctly but i have run into one problem that have not been able to solve. I am modifying one of Phil's scripts http://www.4shared.com/file/plr_jbkk/EnhancedValueSelection.html and for some reason have not been able to get the "set field" to work properly? I have used this script with the invoice and invoice line items succesfully and the only thing I see different is I am not using Record ID? doesn't seem necessary since the item code is the ID and there isnt an additional table involved.  I'm sure this is something very obvious and I am just not seeing.

                                  Thanks in advance.

                                  Set Variable[$Inv_Code_pk: Value:Products4selection::ProdID

                                  Freeze window

                                  go to layout["Inventory"(Inventory)]

                                  New Record/Request

                                  Set Field[Inventory::ItemCode:$ProdID]

                                  go to Layout[Original layout]

                                  go to Object[ObjectName:"Inventory_Portal"]

                                  Go to Portal Row[Select;last]

                                  Go to Portal Row [Select;Previous]

                                  Go to Field[Inventory::Inv_Cod_pk

                                  • 14. Re: Split Screen procedure for FMGO?

                                    Hmmm, In line 1, you set $Inv_Code_pk to the value of ProdID, but in line 5, you refer to a variable named $ProdID. How did the variable $ProdID get a value? Shouldn't this step refer to $Inv_Code_pk?

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