Have you ever wished there were an easy way to summarize the contents of one portal in another portal? Perhaps something along the lines of the “Summary” portal below?
I’ve touched on the possibility of using a portal to produce (or assist in the production of) an on-screen summary report a couple times in the past…
- Filtered Relations, part 2 (www.filemakerhacks.com/?p=934)
- FileMaker’s Internal SQL Engine, part 2 (www.filemakerhacks.com/?p=1093)
…but today we’re going to look at a fresh approach, and if you wish, you can follow along in today’s demo file, fm11-summary-report-in-a-portal, which uses a filtered portal and therefore requires FileMaker 11 or later. Continue Reading →