FileMaker Portal Used As A Display Selection Tool

From Dwayne Wright PMP - Certified FileMaker Developer
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In this example, we show you a portal on the left side of the screen with only the user name and a button to get more detail. On the right side of the screen, you can see the comments about a particular user. Clicking the More Details button allows you to see the details on the right.

This is very easy to setup. Our portal is of the universal / constant variety. You could use any portal you want here including a filtered portal. On the right, the fields are from a second relationship. A global field for the parent key and then the record id for the child file on the right side of the relationship.

The button in the portal row simply populates the global field with the record id you had chosen.

An example file can be downloaded by clicking (here)

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