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Inspired by Chad Novotny, The Support Group, Inc., during his session – Simplifying the Relationship Graph last week at FileMaker Developer Conference 2011, I decided to create a quick video to demonstrate some advantages of using a Picker, without using a Portal. In the video, I’ll use a List View instead of a Portal. The biggest advantages of using a Non-Portal Picker are flexibility and the ability to use more of FileMaker’s built-in features like sorting and grouping. Please check out the video. I encourage you to download the sample file, tear it apart, see what I’m doing and possibly apply this technique to your own solutions. I welcome your feedback; please contact me with suggestions, comments or questions. Chad Adams is a FileMaker Certified Developer at Skeleton Key. About Skeleton Key Skeleton Key is an accomplished team of technology consultants who solve business problems. We specialize in the rapid development of custom applications, integrating Macs and PCs in the professional workplace, and providing personalized training. Despite our end-to-end technical skills, we are consultant first and technologist second. We know that you don’t just need technology. You need to know that the technology you choose to deploy will provide the results you desire. Skeleton Key is a Platinum Level FileMaker Business Alliance company, an Authorized FileMaker Trainer, a member of the Apple Consultants Network and a Microsoft Registered Partner.