I duplicated a layout to save me time. Now when I sort "Layout 1", it applies to "Layout 2" as well. How do I stop this?
All layouts that show records from the same table occurrence will show the same found set, in the same sort order. That's a good thing: it allows you to print the current found set, for example, without having to repeat the find.
If you want to have multiple sort orders (or found sets) of the same table, you will need to have multiple occurrences of the table on the relationships graph.
Thanks for the reply Michael. That makes sense. I have been more of an Access guy and I am used to building queries that save the finds and sorts. Apparently, there is no easy way to save the sorts in Filemaker. Bill
It would sure be nice to be able to save a "view" of data without resorting to workarounds.
Apparently, there is no easy way to save the sorts in Filemaker.
Quick tip: Immediately after you manually sort your records, the next Sort Records script step that you create will remember the sort order. This is probably the quickest way to save and store sorts.
Bill, have you looked at Saving and sending records as a snapshot link ?
This will capture the found set and sort to a file. Just something to ponder.
p.s. vote on the idea, please! We have Saving a find request (similar to Peter's quick tip for Sorts). Both must be 'saved' to script step (in a button?) A "view" (like the snapshot link, but not external file) would be wonderful!
wmengel wrote: Apparently, there is no easy way to save the sorts in Filemaker.
It depends on what exactly you mean. For example, you could define some buttons to sort the records in a particular order. That would be much easier than having a dedicated layout for each sort order. Particularly when you want to modify the layout and have to replicate the same change a number of times.
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