3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 2, 2015 1:49 PM by mgostovich

    Printing Portal Records

    mgostovich

      I have been using and developing in FileMaker since V5.0 and this has been an issue for me since then. I have decided to see if it is me or FileMaker... I routinely use portals to pull data out of my database based on a date rage and then print it out as a report. It is a long list of names and information and spans across multiple pages. Now the question...

       

      Is there some sort of setting or technique I can use to stop it from cutting right through the middle of a portal row rendering it illegible?

        • 1. Re: Printing Portal Records
          erolst

          The secret to printing reports in portals is to not do it.

           

          Base your print layout on a List layout of the portal table.

           

          mgostovich wrote:

          I have been using and developing in FileMaker since V5.0 and this has been an issue for me since then.

           

          That was, when … turn of the millennium? You could have asked earlier …

           

          EDIT: So this is a 9 months old, as-of-5mins-ago unanswered post that suddenly got bumped. Hallelujah …

          • 2. Re: Printing Portal Records
            Nehme

            Your solution is like erolst said.

            In simpler terms:

             

            If the table of the portal is Table A

            => create a layout (with list view) that is based on Table A

             

            You must then filter your values before printing (for not having all the records printing.

            => You can do a search

            or do a Go to related records

            • 3. Re: Printing Portal Records
              mgostovich

              Hallelujah is right... I posted this originally in December and it was viewed a bunch of times but no one ever replied. Today I got an email about moving it and now I have 2. Thank you very much this will be very helpful.