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Special Edition Using FileMaker 9 by Jesse Feiler

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Chapter 17. Advanced Portal Techniques

In this chapter

Portals in FileMaker Pro

Portal Basics

Horizontal Portals

Using Portals to Create Calendars

Filtered Portals

Dynamic Portal Sorting

Troubleshooting

FileMaker Extra: Portals and Record Locking

Portals in FileMaker Pro

Portals are important tools in the FileMaker toolbox. In their most basic form, they display data that pertains to the essential relationships in a given system. For example, a record for a neighborhood might show all the related house records in a portal, or a record for a class might show a portal of all the students enrolled in that class. Portals in cases like those reflect the primary relationships in a database. This is especially true if you make use of portal functionality ...

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