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This fairly simple set of calculation using Get(RecordNumber), GetNthRecord and Case functions allows you to display two columns in a single portal. Why would you want to do this? It's really for specialized interfaces where you are trying to optimize the amount of information displayed on screen. Think of those multi-column phone lists you used to pin on your cubicle wall as a metaphor.
I’m not a gigantic fan of the breadcrumb navigation but I wanted to provide a version of it that was very simple and straightforward. So many times professional developers complicate a solution with their naming conventions, variable names and other complicated techniques. I want to give you just the basics with this breadcrumb solution so you can adapt it to your programming style.
I discovered this portal sorting technique at Fitch and Fitch and loved how it offloaded most of the work to a script. It was written in FileMaker 7 so I decide to modernize it since it used a lot of looping steps. I also decided to simplify it so it didn’t have so much developer jargon in it (my guess is most of us regular folk prefer it that way). Anyhow, I hope you like this portal sorting technique as much as I do.
I love the master-detail layout feature but it takes up so much room on the layout, taking up valuable space I could be using for data entry fields. This solution shows two techniques for showing and hiding the master-detail layout portal so you can maximize your screen real estate.
Federated Identity Management is one of the most important concepts in modern Information Security1 Services. What is it, and how do developers and administrators implement it? What problems does it solve? How does it relate to the FileMaker Platform? Federated Identity Management also facilitates implementation of what is coming to be known as Zero Trust Security. Thanks to Steven Blackwell for sharing this article.