Sorting Records

After all that fuss about finding records, the sorting script steps are refreshingly simple. There're only two of them, and you already know how to use both. The Sort Records script step behaves in a now-familiar way. All by itself, it brings up the Sort dialog box when the script runs. If you turn on its "Specify sort order" option, you can preload the sort dialog box with a specific sort order. Finally, turn on the "Perform without dialog" option to sort the records without bothering the user with a dialog box at all.

If the records are already sorted, you can unsort them from a script. For instance, you might sort records for a report, but you want to return them to their unsorted order when the report is finished so your users don't get confused. Just use the Unsort Records script step. It does its job with no options.

Part I: Introduction to FileMaker Pro

Your First Database

Organizing and Editing Records

Building a New Database

Part II: Layout Basics

Layout Basics

Creating Layouts

Advanced Layouts and Reports

Part III: Multiple Tables and Relationships

Multiple Tables and Relationships

Advanced Relationship Techniques

Part IV: Calculations

Introduction to Calculations

Calculations and Data Types

Advanced Calculations

Extending Calculations

Part V: Scripting

Scripting Basics

Script Steps

Advanced Scripting

Part VI: Security and Integration

Security

Exporting and Importing

Sharing Your Database

Developer Utilities

Part VII: Appendixes

Appendix A. Getting Help





FileMaker Pro 8. The Missing Manual
FileMaker Pro 8: The Missing Manual
ISBN: 0596005792
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 176
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