1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 10, 2014 7:12 AM by MichaelWallace(RCC)

    XML data order

    thomasdalbert

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      XML data order

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           In the FileMaker Server 12 documentation for Custom Web Publishing with XML it say on page 22:

           "If you want the XML data order to match the order in which fields appear on the screen (top-to-bottom, left-to-right order), then select all fields, group them, and then ungroup them. This procedure resets the layout order to match the screen order."

           For some reason, this does not work for me - the field order in the returned XML is the same as it was before.

           Does anyone know how this is supposed to work or if there is any other way to have a specific order in the XML file that is being returned?

           Thanks,

           Thomas

        • 1. Re: XML data order
          MichaelWallace(RCC)

          This is controlled by the z-order or back-to-front stacking of the layout objects.  So Send to Back puts a field at the top of the return list.  

          1. Select everything

          2. Send to back

          3. De-select what you want to be the last object returned

          4. Send the rest to back

          5. De-select the next to last object... etc (repeat 4 and 5 until all are done)