RhinoTrac shows a couple tickets, 7645 and 7627, that report Lasso 8.6 crashes when the Portal tag is used and there are no related records within the portal. These tickets are closed and the 8.6.3 release notes report this issues has been resolved. Even after a re-install of 8.6.3 I still get a Lasso crash with empty portals. Can anyone confirm if this was fixed?
Portals seem to be causing all kind of problems in my attempts to migrate a Lasso 8.6 site from FMS11 to FMS12. I’ve noticed two other possible gotchas…
1) A layout contains a portal and additional field(s) outside the portal that use the same relationship name.
2) A portal contains field(s) that use relationships different from the portal itself.
FileMaker Server 11 and Lasso 8.6.3 do not seem to have any trouble with these situations, but with FileMaker 12 these cause Lasso to report the wrong values for portal fields. Testing with FileMaker Server 13 doesn’t suggest any better results either.
It’s probably best to work towards removing portal use entirely, but is anyone having any better luck using portals in FileMaker 12?