Hide object in a portal row, when the portal row isn't created...?

Discussion created by carlsson on Apr 8, 2017
Latest reply on Apr 10, 2017 by keywords

If you turn on "Allow creation of records in this relationship" there will obviosly be an extra row in a portal for that relationship. I've always liked that solution, it creates an easy way for the user to add related records.


However, Filemaker hasn't provided us with a "Don't show this object if there is no related record" function.

It is of course easliy obtained by using the "Hide object if" function. Eg "IsEmpty( Client | Note::ID )"


BUT - This function is limited to work on *only in that relationship*. Ie, it's proprietary to that relationship. I can't copy the formula and paste it for another object in another portal.


I want a function that works *no matter what* relationship, and I have experimented with different Get functions, but it's really hard since there is no calculation done if there's no related record...



Does anybody have a solution for this?


Message was edited by: Andreas Carlsson