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 Portals
When you are viewing a portal on a layout. When you want to add a new record
to the portal you have to scroll down to the bottom of the listing to add
the new record. Is there a way the the blank line in which you want to add
the new record by at the top of the list instead of the bottom?

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Tim Morrison
Waterloo Tent & Tarp Company, Inc.
800-537-1193



Sun, 24 Aug 2003 01:28:12 GMT
 Portals

Not really, except by means of a fairly elaborate construction. Sorry.

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John Weinshel
Datagrace
Associate Member, Filemaker Solutions Alliance
Vashon Island, WA
(206) 463-1634


Quote:
> When you are viewing a portal on a layout. When you want to add a new
record
> to the portal you have to scroll down to the bottom of the listing to add
> the new record. Is there a way the the blank line in which you want to add
> the new record by at the top of the list instead of the bottom?

> --
> Tim Morrison
> Waterloo Tent & Tarp Company, Inc.
> 800-537-1193




Sun, 24 Aug 2003 02:13:36 GMT
 Portals
Hi Tim -

Not that I know of, but you don't have to scroll.  Make a script using the step
Go To Portal Row(Last) and hit a button or a keystroke shortcut, and your new
record should appear with the cursor in the first field in the tab order within
the portal.  Hope this suggestion is workable for you.

Best of Luck -
James

Quote:

> When you are viewing a portal on a layout. When you want to add a new record
> to the portal you have to scroll down to the bottom of the listing to add
> the new record. Is there a way the the blank line in which you want to add
> the new record by at the top of the list instead of the bottom?

> --
> Tim Morrison
> Waterloo Tent & Tarp Company, Inc.
> 800-537-1193


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Sun, 24 Aug 2003 02:14:45 GMT
 Portals
Here is another way to do it.

Create the same fields in the child database in the parent database but make
them global.  Then write a macro that posts the global fields to the last
row of the portal then clears the global fields for a new set of data.  I
use this method all the time.

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Al Lawrance


Quote:
> When you are viewing a portal on a layout. When you want to add a new
record
> to the portal you have to scroll down to the bottom of the listing to add
> the new record. Is there a way the the blank line in which you want to add
> the new record by at the top of the list instead of the bottom?

> --
> Tim Morrison
> Waterloo Tent & Tarp Company, Inc.
> 800-537-1193




Sun, 24 Aug 2003 08:49:25 GMT
 Portals


Quote:
> Here is another way to do it.

> Create the same fields in the child database in the parent database but
make
> them global.  Then write a macro that posts the global fields to the last
> row of the portal then clears the global fields for a new set of data.  I
> use this method all the time.

Its a great method. I use a similiar variant, except that the user CAN'T
scroll down to the bottom and create the record manually. The macro switches
to a hidden layout to do this.  This allows me to add error checking and
validation, and ensures that the data being added is complete and clean. You
need two relationships, one for the user viewable portal that can't create
records, and an identical one for the utility layout that can.

-Dave

Quote:
> --
> Al Lawrance



> > When you are viewing a portal on a layout. When you want to add a new
> record
> > to the portal you have to scroll down to the bottom of the listing to
add
> > the new record. Is there a way the the blank line in which you want to
add
> > the new record by at the top of the list instead of the bottom?

> > --
> > Tim Morrison
> > Waterloo Tent & Tarp Company, Inc.
> > 800-537-1193




Tue, 26 Aug 2003 08:30:50 GMT
 Portals
Edit the relationship for the portal and select "Sort Related Records", then
select the fields used in the portal and sort by ascending order.

Use the scrpt goto portal row [first]

This will place the blank record at the top of the portal.  The only catch
is all the records in the portal are automatically sorted, this may not be
desirable.

You may need to experiment with the sorting

Regards

Ian Scanlon


Quote:
> When you are viewing a portal on a layout. When you want to add a new
record
> to the portal you have to scroll down to the bottom of the listing to add
> the new record. Is there a way the the blank line in which you want to add
> the new record by at the top of the list instead of the bottom?

> --
> Tim Morrison
> Waterloo Tent & Tarp Company, Inc.
> 800-537-1193




Wed, 27 Aug 2003 13:28:28 GMT
 Portals
Hi Ian -

Have you used this technique?  I have tried it in the past and it doesn't work
for me in any version, but I would love to hear that I'm wrong.  No matter how I
sort my portals, I have to use Go to Portal Row(Last) to make a new record.
Could you please confirm?

Thanks -
James

Quote:

> Edit the relationship for the portal and select "Sort Related Records", then
> select the fields used in the portal and sort by ascending order.

> Use the scrpt goto portal row [first]

> This will place the blank record at the top of the portal.  The only catch
> is all the records in the portal are automatically sorted, this may not be
> desirable.

> You may need to experiment with the sorting

> Regards

> Ian Scanlon



> > When you are viewing a portal on a layout. When you want to add a new
> record
> > to the portal you have to scroll down to the bottom of the listing to add
> > the new record. Is there a way the the blank line in which you want to add
> > the new record by at the top of the list instead of the bottom?

> > --
> > Tim Morrison
> > Waterloo Tent & Tarp Company, Inc.
> > 800-537-1193


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Wed, 27 Aug 2003 16:22:40 GMT
 
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