Download a sample file here. 1MT_MasterDetail.zip
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One of the most important features of FileMaker 17 is the “current found set portal”. It makes it easy and fast to display the list of found records on the layout (Master/Detail).
Not only does it display them, but it allows to browse records with a single click, without having to write a script or add a button.
Besides, it reflects the sort order, which means you can now design a real Master/Detail view.
In this demo file, I’ll show you a few tips, among which:
But also, on a second layout called Detail / Master, you will see what happens if we inverse the perspective and use the current found set portal as the main item of the layout body. We can suddenly use ‘list views’ on a form layout. Benefits:
There is a missing feature though: no sub summary layout parts.