Another FREE FileMaker Pro 12 Tips and Tricks Demo file showing an even more simplified approach to hierarchal portals by Doug West, Product/Project manager of Excelisys. Doug has now made this advanced technique, originally developed by our own Andy Persons, even easier! “HierarchyLite” is an EXcellent FREE FileMaker Pro 12 Tips and Tricks demo file which outlines how to create those cool hierarchically organized portals in FileMaker Pro 12, similar to the Mac Finder’s list view or Window’s Explorer view.
The general idea of this simplified no-frills version is to make this desired effect a tad easier to implement. The hierarchy concept is achieved with fewer fields and features without the potentially unneeded distractions such as the category field, portal row highlight, and drag-and-drop functionality for moving items between groups.
When you open the file there are instructions and explanations on how it all works and how you can incorporate this technique into your own fabulous solutions!* FileMaker and FileMaker Pro are registered trademarks and owned by FileMaker, Inc. in the US and other countries.