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FileMaker cURL Options

One of the most important and wide-reaching updates in FileMaker 16 is the ability to set cURL options in the Insert from URL script step. This allows FileMaker to natively integrate with innumerable services across the web, including Google Calendar, Google Maps, Microsoft SharePoint, and many other services.

FileMaker cURL Options

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David Happersberger
dbservices.com

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The release of FileMaker 16 introduces an arsenal of new user interface (UI) updates that professional developers, citizen developers, and interested script kiddies will come to love. These UI updates include animations and transitions, signature capture enhancements, single document interface, and the removal of the bottom bar.

FileMaker 16 User Interface Enhancements

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David Happersberger
dbservices.com

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Many companies use both QuickBooks and FileMaker end up having to do double data entry from one system to the next. In this article, we will demonstrate how you can eliminate the hassle of manually copying the information by integrating your FileMaker solution with QuickBooks online. Includes demo and sample file!

FileMaker QuickBooks Online Integration

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David Happersberger
dbservices.com

dbservices

Have you ever inherited a system built by someone else, changed a field’s name and everything stopped working? The issue, hardcoded names used in indirection, makes the system fragile. FileMaker provides developers many methods to add flexibility using indirection. However when these instances of indirection are not treated properly they will raise all sorts of problems. In this article you will learn best practices regarding indirection that will help you build a dynamic and robust FileMaker system! Includes free sample file!

Building a Dynamic and Robust FileMaker System

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David Happersberger
www.dbservices.com

dbservices

Businesses are realizing that off the shelf apps just aren’t meeting the unique organizational and process oriented needs of their company as well as a custom app is able to. Custom apps are helping businesses manage scattered data and processes better than ever. Organizations are more efficient, more effective, want a better way to work, and better insights to make decisions. Learn why there has never been a better time to build a custom app for your organization.

Why Your Business Should Use a Custom App

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David Happersberger
www.dbservices.com

dbservices

REST APIs are a universal standard for interacting with other programs and services, so by learning REST you can greatly expand the capabilities of what FileMaker can do, and the services it can interact with. If you've ever wanted to integrate FileMaker with Google Maps, Google Calendar, Microsoft SharePoint, or many other great services, you'll want to learn what RESTful APIs are and how to use them. Includes video and sample download file.

Integrating FileMaker with RESTful APIs

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David Happersberger
www.dbservices.com

 

 

 

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Have you heard of the new addition to the FileMaker family, FileMaker Cloud? Learn more in our overview which also includes a demo of the setup!

There are a lot of reasons that FileMaker Cloud would be a great fit for you and your organization, between minimal impact of IT staff and/or technical staff for doing updates and deployment, to the benefits of AWS responsible for security and scalability, FileMaker Cloud is a huge benefit and addition to the FileMaker Family.

FileMaker Cloud Overview

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David Happersberger
www.dbservices.com

dbservices

Keep your users informed with the use of simple notifications. Using FileMaker and a service called Pushover we can easily leverage cross platform notifications with advanced features like message priority, which allows you to repeat a notification until the user acknowledges it. Free demo included!

 

FileMaker Cross Platform Notifications

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David Happersberger
www.dbservices.com

dbservices

The Portal In-Line Progress Bar, one of FileMaker 15’s new performance-based features, brings with it the separation of a layout’s non-portal and portal rendering tasks. This means users are no longer forced to wait for cumbersome portals to load before being able to interact with a window’s content.

FileMaker Portal In-Line Progress Bar

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David Happersberger
www.dbservices.com

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