Rapid Multitable Development

Table of contents:


Repeating Portals

I've created a portal, but instead of seeing a set of different records, I see that every row of the portal shows exactly the same data.

This indicates a mismatch of table occurrences. Specifically, it suggests that although the portal is set to look at records from table occurrence A, the fields you've chosen to display in the portal are actually from table occurrence B. Because it's possible to have several different table occurrences that are based on the same underlying table, it's possible to see the same field list for several different table occurrences. Nevertheless, if the portal and the fields displayed in it draw from different table occurrences, you probably won't get a meaningful display, even if the different table occurrences are all based on the same underlying table.

Accidental Delete Restrictions

I set up a cascade-delete relationship between my Customer table and my Invoice table so that when I delete a customer, all related invoices are deleted as well. But when I try to delete a customer, it tells me I don't have sufficient privileges. I checked my privileges and I do have delete privileges in the Customer table.

Check to make sure that you have delete privileges on the Invoice table as well. To perform a delete operation successfully in FileMaker, a user needs delete access to any and all records that are to be deleted. If you have delete privileges for customers but not for invoices, the entire deletion operation is forbidden.

Part I: Getting Started with FileMaker 8

FileMaker Overview

Using FileMaker Pro

Defining and Working with Fields

Working with Layouts

Part II: Developing Solutions with FileMaker

Relational Database Design

Working with Multiple Tables

Working with Relationships

Getting Started with Calculations

Getting Started with Scripting

Getting Started with Reporting

Part III: Developer Techniques

Developing for Multiuser Deployment

Implementing Security

Advanced Interface Techniques

Advanced Calculation Techniques

Advanced Scripting Techniques

Advanced Portal Techniques

Debugging and Troubleshooting

Converting Systems from Previous Versions of FileMaker Pro

Part IV: Data Integration and Publishing

Importing Data into FileMaker Pro

Exporting Data from FileMaker

Instant Web Publishing

FileMaker and Web Services

Custom Web Publishing

Part V: Deploying a FileMaker Solution

Deploying and Extending FileMaker

FileMaker Server and Server Advanced

FileMaker Mobile

Documenting Your FileMaker Solutions

Using FileMaker 8
Special Edition Using FileMaker 8
ISBN: 0789735121
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 296

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