If you have only one row you don't need a portal. Just place the related fields, lock them for browse records and you're done.
Ibrahim Bittar Torres
Eikonsys, S.A. de C.V.
FileMaker 10 Certified Developer
FileMaker Business Alliance
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Another alternative is to make the portal a button with the script step Freeze Window.
My series of 1 row portals all use the same relationship. To display the record I want in each portal, I am setting the Initial Row to display the record I want. I'm not displaying data from a 1 row table.
Making the portal a button (freeze or commit) will suffice. Obvoiusly you can still see the highlight when it is clicked on, but it does keep the portal from staying selected.
Scratch that, of the 30 (or so) fields I display in that portal, 1 needs to be editable. Making the portal a button keeeps if from being entered.
Superimpose a same size rectangle on the portal & Group.Then place place all the fields on top.
The one field that is Enter & Editable you could use Conditional Formating, a color fill to indicate it. The rest no Fill & no entry.
I tried adding a background color, but I have to many backgrounds stacked on top of each other already. I dont remember the rules regarding filled objects under / in portals. Time to let it go and move on.
I think I'll call it a feature. "You can highlight the Estimate you are discussing with your co-worker."
Thank you all for your suggestions.