FileMakers Portal Design Concepts

Discussion created by listen2earth on Feb 28, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 1, 2012 by comment

FileMakers Portal Design Concepts


Dear FileMaker Network Forum,


The many and various information about sorting portals has been unique !!


However what is all this FileMaker crappie designs about regarding and treating Portals any differently than a regular standard layout (without portals) ?


All of FileMaker menus employed and used for manipulating Records in Browse Mode Find Mode upon its standard layout (without portals). .all these Standard Record Menus features should simply be apply to Portals.

FileMaker Developers can eliminate all the wasteful programming evolved around Portals by simply restructuring Portals so they respond to any Standard Layout Record Menus:


So simple !!


go into Layout Mode

insert a Portal

Give your Portal a PortalName ( PortalName ) (its an Object)


on the computer top menu bar under menu called RECORDS in any Standard Layout

you simply choose your PortalName, thus ..

all the Standard Layout Menus for Records (and Scripts and functions) all respond to control manipulate all aspects of the Portal.


Go back to the top menu bar under menu called RECORDS

and simply choose your Standard Current Layout records.


Simply Cycle: The Standard Records Menus between any Portal and with simple minor adjustments affects all scripts and functions.


And you should be able to put the Portal anywhere on a List View Layout and FileMakers layout should simply text wrap itself around portals.


Thus, all these additional features and functions for manipulating portals can go into the great central sun. poof.


FileMaker Portal Designs need to evolve to simplify the foundation of portals for avoiding further

catastrophes !!


Thank you for this opportuniy for letting me voice my thoughts !!





jesus Land Tidd

r o b


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