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  • Table Add/Remove: Plus set a startup default, and hide secondary tables from users.
  • Field Definitions: Just the basics.
  • Calculated Fields: For instance, totals, concatenation. Uses python. Recalculates existing values when changing the calculation.
  • Relationship Definitions
  • List and Details views
  • Automatic Layout: No awkward pixel-perfect positioning and no mess when translating.
  • Layout Design: Not pretty, but it works.
  • Related Fields: Show fields from related records, such as a contact name. Optionally create/edit related records via this.
  • Related Records: Show a list of related records on the layout, such as invoice lines. Create related records automatically.
  • Lookups: Store values from related records, such as a product price.
  • Drop-down choices "Value Lists" in FileMaker. For instance, a list of products when entering a product code.
  • Internationalized input and display: For instance, commas instead of dots for German numbers.
  • Access Control: Define groups (containing users) and their create/delete/view/edit rights for each table.
  • Finding: Let the user enter text in the regular layout and just click Find. No query language, no choosing fields, no explicit boolean nonsense. Do substring case-insensitive searching instead of for exact matches.
  • Printing: Simple default print layout, to HTML in the browser.
  • Simple "By" Reports
  • Minimal formatting options: Optional thousands separator, optional currency, decimal places. With check box to specify default formatting instead, with default formatting options as part of the field definition dialog.
  • Image fields: Show and save pictures in the database.
  • Related field Details button: A button next to IDs, when that is part of a to-one relationship, which takes the user to the full details for that related record.
  • Find ID button: A button next to lookup keys (fields used by looked-up fields) that opens a find dialog, to find an ID. Necessary when a drop-down list would be too big.
  • Remember Position: When returning to a table, in the same session, show the same layout (list or details) and the same record as last time.
  • Quick Find: Add an Entry to the layout in Find mode, use the input to search all fields, google-style. Time: 30 hours.
  • Find-Set information: Show whether we are looking at all records or just the result of a find. Allow us to change to all records Time: 20 hours.
  • Internationalization: Allow developers to enter titles (tables, fields, reports, relationships) for non-english languages. Time: 60 hours.
  • Scripting: Buttons may be added to the layout. When clicked they run custom python code.
  • System Properties relationship: Add "system properties" relationship to all lists of relationships, to provide access to, for instance, the organisation address. Time: 30 hours.
  • Doubly Related fields: For instance, allow Character::Actor(via Character::contact_id)::Agent(via Contacts::agent_id)::name on a Character details view.
  • Tabs: Add a notebook layout part. For instance, this would allow multiple related portals without making the layout huge.
  • Sort Found Set: Click on list column headers to sort.
  • Choose Date From Calendar: Add a calendar button next to date fields.
  • Tests: Make sure it all works together.