Dynamic Portal Sorting

Discussion created by DavidZakary on Aug 5, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 15, 2017 by jormond

I'm upgrading a system from FileMaker 9 to 14.


One of the issues I'm having is creating a dynamic portal sort function - click on a column header, sort the data. The old system did a brute force method - hidden tabs with copies of the sorted portal on each tab. I want to simplify the system to a single portal.


Previous dynamic systems that I've done were always a simple parent to child system and it was pretty easy to set up.


This version uses a join table, so the data that I need to sort on is now an extra jump away and the old method doesn't work.


A bit of Googling found a couple of methods - VirtualSort up on modularfilemaker.com was my first stop but I haven't been able get that one integrated properly.


Does anyone have any methods for this that are easy to integrate? I've got time constraints on this and need to get something up and running quickly.