3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 15, 2013 1:48 PM by dburnham

    Popovers showing Portals when the popover button is in a portal row

    dburnham

      If you want a popover is to present a portal, you cannot place the portal into your popover if the popover button resides in a portal row. This is, obviously, because FileMaker does not allow portals within portals.

       

       

      However, if you construct your popover when the popover button is OUTSIDE the portal, you can then move it into the portal row where it is intended to be used.

        • 1. Re: Popovers showing Portals when the popover button is in a portal row

          It appears that when you move your popover back into the portal, the popover button is not part of the portal but hovering.

           

          Have you tried this with multiple children and grandchildren? I can't imagine there is a method that will work.

          • 2. Re: Popovers showing Portals when the popover button is in a portal row
            CICT

            Hi, we tried this using TO links: parent, child, grandchild placing a grandchild portal in a popover created in the parent layout.

             

            However, when the popover button was subsequently dragged into the child portal on the parent layout the popover button only appeared in the first child portal row, although as you suggest the grandchild portal did stick in the popover, which you can't do if creating from within the child portal.

             

            However, this won't be any use unless the popover button appears in each portal row. We'd be interested to know whether you managed to overcome this.

             

            Andy

            • 3. Re: Popovers showing Portals when the popover button is in a portal row
              dburnham

              Further to my original post:

               

              I was wrong to suggest that building the portal in the popover while outside the portal and then moving it inside the portal would work.  It doesn't.  All it accomplishes is a "false positive" by allowing the portal to be placed in the popover, because when the button is in a portal it resists the placement of the portal.

               

              However, if a new relationship is defined such that the portal in the popover is behaving as if the portal is on the record in focus, then it can be made to work.  You have to place the popover button somewhere on the layout outside the portal and pass to it the variables or global values that will cause the desired portal to relate to the portal row where the desired relationship and action begins.

               

              Hope this is not too confusing to follow.