Same FileMaker Portal - Different Tab

From Dwayne Wright PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
Certified FileMaker Developer

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Multiple portals that are very similar can be paginated by using FileMaker tab panels. You can have one portal that is sorted by date ascending in one tab panel and the same portal sorted by date descending in another tab panel. You can even create buttons that look like they are sorting the portal but are actually going to the tab panel that holds the corresponding portal. You can have a portal that shows the first 20 rows of a relationship in one tab and another tab panel that has the same portal but it starts at row 21.
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