Jumping Around the FileMaker Relationship Graph

Tim Cimbura shares a unique way to navigate the relationship graph in FileMaker, one that comes in handy if you don’t have 2empowerFM (I am fortunate enough to have it, and it’s a worthwhile investment):

Large relationship graphs in FileMaker can get difficult to navigate. You spend a lot of time scrolling around or zooming in and out to try and find the relevant area where you need to work. There are a couple of ways to deal with this problem.

One way is to use the 2empowerFM FileMaker Developer Assistant. With it you can search for any text on the graph and go directly to it. We consider this to be an essential FileMaker developer utility.

But what if you don’t have this tool and would like a quick way to index and find base table occurrences on a large relationship graph? Here’s a technique we saw demonstrated recently at our local FMPUG-MN group.

The basic idea is that you create a short key index out of the annotation notes you can add to the relationship graph. This index will remind you what keys to hit to go to different areas of the relationship graph. Then you add annotation notes to different areas that also begin with the same numbers as your key.

FileMaker Relationship Graph

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Source: Jumping Around the FileMaker Relationship Graph – Cimbura.com, Inc. Tech

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