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NightWing Enterprises -- FMP8 demos 848!

+   Showcasing FileMaker 8!   +

As a courtesy to fellow developers and potential clients, the
following demonstration is provided for free download.

NB: If you may require assistance implementing procedures such as those shown in the
example files, please consider establishing an account with us for developer support.

Displaying the Found Set in a Portal - dynamically!

As well as providing access to related records, portals are a significant element of the user interface options provided by FileMaker Pro. They enable developers to combine list and form elements within the same screen/layout, thus greatly expanding the range of interface options available. Such options include having user accessible notes, graphs data and summary fields on the same layout as a list. The challenge, however, is to retain the power of FileMaker's 'find' features, yet present the results of the find in a portal on a 'view as form' layout.

FileMaker 8 offers some radical new technologies which facilitate a new solution to this old problem. The demo file we are offering here requries no special layouts, no copying and pasting of values and the display of the found set is handled internally within the calculation engine. A custom function (created using FileMaker Pro Advanced*) gathers the unique IDs of the found records into a multi-key field, dynamically displaying the resulting matches in a portal. The technique does not use record marking and is therefore fully compatible with multi-user requirements, allowing each user to view independent sets of found records.

This demo is password-free, to give you unbridled opportunities for 'sneak peeks'. Click on the MacOS icon at right to download a Mac archive in Stuffit format, or on the Windows icon for a download in PKzip format.

* FileMaker Pro Advanced is requried to create or instal custom functions.

  Mac OS X demo download

Win XP demo download



Portal Found Set Demo




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