Today I want to talk about a potential problem lurking in a small percentage of FileMaker solutions, and discuss various options for mitigating it.
As you may know, there are three ways to display a new window…
- Via the New Window script step
- Via the Go To Related Record script step
- Manually via Window > New Window
…and it’s this last option that can, depending on circumstances, be problematical.
I say “depending on circumstances” because typically it’s okay for a user to spawn a new window, which is to say that doing so doesn’t pose any challenges beyond those the developer already faces when building a multi-user system, which presumably the developer has considered and has intelligently dealt with.