(Note – this is an update of an older post about filtering portals via relationships.)
The Requirement: A quick, user-friendly “spotlight” style search option, to filter a portal of people’s names.
Demo file: QuickFindDemo.zip – downloadable from the “Box” over on the right.
Here’s how the finished interface looks:
Using the FM’s nice “River” theme, we have a QuickFind box in which the user enters a string, and, as they type, the list expands or contracts to show matching records. Note that the “Search” button in the screenshot is not part of this technique – that opens a popover in which the user can specify a number of other criteria (show only people over a certain age, who have attended this month, etc.)
The input field is a global field within the table to be searched. In this example, it’s called PPL::FILTERINPUT.
When this field is empty…
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