I've now added table view layouts to 5 tables in a development version of Studio Manager. The results are even better than expected. Using tables with multiple subsummaries with sort and find buttons delivers an incredible browsing experience.
FileMaker is the king of the hill in the end-user database game. Excel database and standard Excel is no competition for the masters. The ease of putting buttons on the screen and making them do simple finds and sorts is unmatched. You get column resizing and reordering. You get adding columns from data in your database without going into Layout mode.
I've never experienced data browsing like this in my 25 years of building databases. One of my practices in building FileMaker systems is to have a list screen for every table in the database. I've used the List View for these so that I could label my columns the way I wanted. However, I may be replacing the list screens with my new Table Views because they are so much more dynamic and useful for quick analysis and reporting. [Part 1]
3 replies on “FileMaker 10 Subsummaries in Table View, Part 2”
This is very cool, but how did you get anything to display in the subsummary? I can’t get field values or merge fields. So what’s your trick!?
I echo Denis’s question. It doesn’t matter what I do, I can only get the break field itself to display in the subsummary part. I can’t get a summary field to display, as you’ve managed with your record count in the first post. When does/doesn’t this work?
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