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Popping up a reminder onscreen

Question asked by djones on Jul 18, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 18, 2012 by djones

Referring to Filemaker Asia Pacific News, July 2012, page 4: the article Highlight for Visibility.

"One powerful feature of the VMR Bribie Island database is that it automatically alerts the operator when a vessel is overdue. It does this by popping up a reminder onscreen."

I understand how conditional formatting is used to change the field colour, but how is an automatic alert created? The only way I can think of is to have a continuously looping script, which would then preclude the user from casual data entry.

Thanks

David

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