2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 5, 2016 4:34 PM by philmodjunk

    Enter a entry and another field opens


      Hi all. Help needed.


      I'm an Osteopath and I have created a Filemaker Database for clients.


      The part I'm failing to do is make the system aid me in giving client feedback.


      What I'm trying to do is when I perform a Postural Analysis I select from a checkbox a client's posture type, e.g. Anterior head posture, then I want a field/container (I don't really know what it is that needs to open, but something) to open that explains to the clients what this actually means.


      I've included a photo of what I have, and a photo of what I want to happen.


      Please can anyone help me ???


      Thank you in advance



        • 1. Re: Enter a entry and another field opens

          Two options based on your needs.

          You are using a checkbox.  Does that mean that more than one of these can be checked at any point?  Will you need to show a different image for each one that is checked?


          If that is not the case and you only need one selection at a time then use FileMaker's "Hide When" functionality to show the image on the right or hide it as appropriate.


          If that is the case then you might want to use a portal (I would hide the fact that it is a portal and just show the images) that shows related records based on the selection and in those related records are images.  That method would allow you to "stack" your help images to the right of what is checked. 

          • 2. Re: Enter a entry and another field opens

            Take a look at popovers.


            Clicking the check box can trip the OnObjectModify Script trigger. The script performed by the trigger can open a popover and use it to display your information. The script can either link to a related record and use fields from the related record to show info specific to the option selected or it can set a merge variable (if the info is text) to a value and the merge variable can be placed inside the popover.


            A script can use go to object to open a popover. (Open the popover while in layout mode, select the Popover panel that opened and use the Name box on the Inspector's position tab to give it an object name that you then use in your script to open the popover.


            That popover button can be made permanently invisible by entering 1 or True as it's Hide Object When setting.