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Question asked by azdoc on Dec 1, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 1, 2015 by azdoc

I have a layout with a portal that displays information determined by filtered relationship triggered by a set of buttons.

I would like the layout to display information about the contents of the portal so that users will know which buttons to activate.


As an example (to make it easier to explain), I have a table of all the tasks to be performed by staff on a project.   This task table is related to the project table by match field.


There are five categories of tasks:  Cat 1, Cat 2, Cate3....etc.


The "boss" designates tasks for each category using a variable pick list using a conditional value list that displays based on the parameters of buttons labeled "Cat 1, Cat 2..etc).  However, not all categories will have tasks defined.  So, for example, Cat 2 and 3 may be empty, while 1,4, and 5 have 4-5 tasks listed.


On the employee project layout, there is one portal with five buttons labeled Cat 1-5 at the top.  When the "Cat 1" button is activated, the portal displays the list of tasks to be completed in that category.   A button in the portal row of a task will remove the task from the list, mark when completed, and set to a separate portal that displays completed tasks.


Since not all categories have tasks to complete, and the portal will only show information under one category of tasks, I am looking for a way to vary the display of those buttons associated with assigned tasks  from those that are not.  Preferable with a different color or icon.


I am using the filtered relationship because of performance issues with filtered portals


Any help would be appreciated.