I'm wondering if there is a way to show sub summaries in a master detail portal.
There are some old techniques to do so in a regular portal but cannot figure out how to do it in a master-detail portal.
A summary field shown (in the portal) would be whatever is "related". I have not tested, but wonder if the MD (current-table, found-set portal) would also display the field in the single-row portal for that MD.
The summary field would be in the same table and would work with the found set of records. I think you just want to display that value, is that correct?
I was trying to reproduce the sub summaries you see on screen based on a sort order.
In general what I want to try is to get rid of list views and use MD to mimic a list view. It gives me more interface options, like having a sidebar in a list view but I can't find how to reproduce the sub summaries.
ibrahim_bittar wrote:I was trying to reproduce the sub summaries you see on screen based on a sort order …
I was trying to reproduce the sub summaries you see on screen based on a sort order …
I can't see how this could be achieved. Sub-summaries depend for their functioning upon the layout settings—thus the same summary field can be used to produce different results, even on a single layout. There is no way I can think of that you could reproduce this functionality within a portal. You would have to use a different technique—special purpose relationships? eSQL?—to deliver the kind of output you are seeking.
OK, you want the "list view" with sub-summary "parts", but in the portal. Is that correct?
Master Detail is meant to be a quick way to show the "found set". But it can't be filtered or adjusted to show something like:
Kevin has some tricks for sub-summaries in virtual lists. Perhaps even those could be in a portal? Perhaps even the Master Detail on the Virtual List 'report'? His latest blog is here:
Faux Subsummaries via JSON + Virtual List
I love these AHA moments!.
Thank you Bev. This solution nears me a lot to what I want to achieve. I have this pet project in the slow burner so I won't report progress soon but I'll post a sample file as soon as I get a positive result.
You are a treasure, ibrahim!
The collective minds at work again. Kevin for the article, yours for a request, mine for putting 2+2 and not needing a calculator. LOL
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