2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 7, 2015 11:49 AM by rgnant_1

    Custom menu sets in WebDirect



      Custom menu sets in WebDirect


      Our 200+ member organization is using WebDirect to good effect.  Most of the members need only view and print a single page.  No problem with WebDirect.  (Expanding the use to tablets in FM 14 was a big plus for us.)  A few Board members, though, need the ability to print multiple pages.  We are using Filemaker Remote App to do this.  

      All members enter as "Guest" and have a very limited menu set. Then there is a button for the Board members to use that runs a short relogin  script to get an expanded menu set that allows them to print.  But, as soon  as the member goes to another layout, the expanded menu set goes away.  

      Is there a way that the expanded menu set can "follow" the Board member wherever he goes, or do we need to put a button on each layout, or a script step when going to the layout?





        • 1. Re: Custom menu sets in WebDirect

          Custom menus are specific to a given layout so installing a custom men set on one layout has no effect on what menu set is in use on other layouts.

          What you might do is have your script that currently installs this custom menu set on the first layout set a global variable to some specific value. Then, OnLayoutEnter triggered scripts can check the value of this global variable in order to detect these higher access users and install the different menu set.

          • 2. Re: Custom menu sets in WebDirect

            Thanks for the tip that custom menus are specific to a given layout.  I can take it from here.