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  1. I'll give this some thought. Thank you for helping me think this through.
  2. Here's the use case: User would like to find all loans at a specific Event, and perhaps a location related to that selected Event (Events have locations). Currently, they enter Find Mode, hide calcs are used to provide Find enterable fields. The Event field has a popup menu with a value list of all events (very long) and the Event Location field has a popup menu with a value list that is now conditional given a selected Event. So, I'm stuck with that really long Event popup menu. Not sure how'd I'd split what we can do in browse with what we can do in Find. Perhaps forget the "Find Mode" and use QuickFind.
  3. Not in Find mode, apparently. Just want to show a popover with portal picker of Events in Find mode. no joy. However, a popup menu with a value list works. I thought, perhaps, that I'm overlooking something obvious.
  4. Yes, cards look very cool. Hmm...a new window isn't the best since I'm on FMGo.
  5. Two videos and respective techniques come to mind: https://www.geistinteractive.com/2014/11/19/filemaker-master-detail-2-0-video/ Neither of which are for beginners, but it CAN be done in Filemaker.
  6. And that's the answer, comment. Yes, I am trying to do so. Value lists work attached to popup menus...so, I thought perhaps I could get a popover with a portal picker to work. @Lee - over 100 values to choose from on first popup. So, checkboxes aren't the answer either.
  7. Sanity check here...I want to use a popover with a portal to help a user select from a long list of choices in Find Mode. Apparently, I cannot do that. I've tried to populate a global in the parent table and use a relationship with the global on the left to display related children in the portal. Nothing shows. I then switched to a virtual list of choices where the $$vlist is populated by SQL. $$vlist has data..portal shows nothing. Is Find Mode unable to use such a technique? I did follow Kevin Frank's tutorial on conditional value lists in Find Mode. That works wonderfully, except my first popup is too long -- really need that picker!
  8. Well Kevin, Despite your instructions not to respond (since I am a FM developer), I will offer this advice: FileMaker is a database development tool. It is not an off-the-shelf solution. Yes, there are some templates available, but the idea is that you build what you need. So, define what you mean by "Document Management" and start from there. Btw, I do feel that FM can be used to build such a solution. hth, Barbara
  9. You could use a non-enterable field (as set on the Inspector) on the layout (or a merge field). Then have a popover button next to it that opens with an editable field. If you want to support cancel, the field in the popover is a global field, and the Save button takes the global value and sets the actual field. The nice thing about building it this way is that you don't leave your layout (and incur panel resets and triggers). Also, the "edit" popover button can be hidden, based on a rule. The same thing can be done with Slide Controls. Click and "edit" button and the user navs to a panel that has the editable fields.
  10. Any suggestions as to how I can cleanup all the $$vars? I'm using them for $$active.button[wincode] in button bars, too. I suppose I can use custom menus mapped to Close and there run a cleanup script.
  11. I've done that for all the other $$vars, Wim. Exactly what you have there (although I put Code(get(window name)) in a CF to save typing. Hmm...why did I think that my virtual list wouldn't work this way? Wim! Thank you. Works perfectly.
  12. I have a popover portal that displays a virtual list. My client would like to have two or more windows open at the same time. (ugh, i know). Currently, if the user has two windows each with a popover portal displayed, they are parsing the same $$vlist, and so one popover's portal is showing the wrong data. My options seem to be: find a way to make the $$vlist window specific find a way to close the first popover if the user makes a different window active (both popovers do not need to be visible at the same time) hide one popover by storing a key in the virtual list that compares the record to this key in the $$vlist, and if the key isn't there, the portal hides. (don't like this UX). Thoughts? Is there a switched window trigger??
  13. Actually, "save only Reference" isn't the ideal solution since in a multi-user environment you'd need to ensure that each user can access the path to the file. I find it best to have the file stored on the server, and use external storage for containers.
  14. Actually, Tim tried to do server - to - server sync and gave up (which says quite a bit). http://timdietrich.me/blog/serversync-pulling-the-plug/