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Dynamicness regarding portals?

Question asked by llamaassemblies on Feb 21, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 22, 2017 by llamaassemblies

I was curious if there are any tricks involved that could make Filemaker appear more dynamic than it already is. For example, portals are rather annoying because of the requirement that the user drag and drop particularly to the empty row, it would be nice if there was some way to make it automatically detect the row that was empty and move the file to it. I could potentially add an invisible entity behind the portal, but the portal needs to be able to open whatever file the user drops into the containers, so it needs to remain able to be interacted with.


I also am curious about dynamic resizing of portals. Say I have 1 entry in a portal, that is a lot of wasted space below the portal for entries that don't yet exist. Is it possible to make portals see how many records are in a portal and resize appropriately to show just the data and one more field to drop the newest data in?


Are there any tricks that could pull these off? Plugins?