Community Forums

  1. Community Resources

    1. Community Articles, Tips, & Techniques

      Member contributions of white papers, articles, tips, tricks & techniques.

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    2. FileMaker Marketplace Discussions

      Discussions on submitted files from members.

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  2. FileMaker Platform

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    2. FileMaker Pro 14 General Discussion

      General discussions that don't fit in to any other topic centric forum may be posted here.

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    3. FileMaker WebDirect

      Present your database online with WebDirect. And support external clients customers on Desktop or even Mobile Tablet Browsers (iPad / Android)

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    4. FileMaker Go for iPhone & iPad

      Mobilize your solution. Discussions on designing your solution for IOS. 

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  3. FileMaker Security Management

    1. Security Concepts

      Accounts & Privileges & Passwords. Information you need to know about security concepts.

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    2. Intellectual Property

      Discussions in protecting all your hard work.

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  4. FileMaker Server Administration

    1. FileMaker 14 Server

      Deploy, Configure, Manage a FileMaker Server

      426
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    2. FileMaker 14 Stand by Server Deployment

      For mission critical environments where you must maintain uptime on your primary FileMaker Server. Learn how to deploy and manage a Standby server. 

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    3. FileMaker Server 13

      Deploy, Configure, Manage a FileMaker Pro Server

      1,700
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    4. FileMaker Custom SSL Certificates

      Discussions and instructions for securing your communications with Custom SSL Certificates from third party Certificate Authorities.

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    5. External Server Authentication

      Configuring and administration of FM Server using Active Directory & Open Directory

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  5. FileMaker Interface Features

    1. Interface Design Discussions

      Make some Eye Candy, discussions about creating a graphical user interface, design patterns & user interactions, and adding that little human touch...

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    2. Layouts

      Topics about formatting layouts & parts for labels, envelopes, sub summaries.

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    3. Themes and Styles

      Discussions regarding FileMaker themes and how to modify them.

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    4. 251
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    5. Tab and Slide Control Panels

      Using the Tab or Slide Control panels

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    6. Portals

      Portals, how when and where.

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    7. Web Viewer

      Everything you need to know about the Web Viewer

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    8. Conditional Formatting

      Format & style objects with the power of the calculation engine.

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    10. Value Lists

      Working with value lists, pop up lists, conditional menus, radio buttons, and check boxes.

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    11. Tool Tips

      Tips and tricks using Tool Tips

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  6. FileMaker Schema & Logical Functions

    1. Managing Scripts

      Writing efficient automated tasks with scripts, managing complex business logic, passing parameters, debugging and error trapping.

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    2. Calculation Engine (Define Fields)

      Field Types, Field Options, and those wonderful Calculation Functions!

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    3. Custom Functions Discussions

      General Discussions on developing custom functions with FileMaker Advanced

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    4. FileMaker Query Language or FQL

      Discussions about Execute SQL function, and SQL syntax for your your database logic.

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    5. Relationships

      Creating and developing relationships, creating children, avoiding orphans.

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    6. Charting

      Adding charting to FileMaker Pro

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    7. Remote Container Fields

      Discussions regarding remote container fields for FM12 and FMS12

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    8. Finding & Searching

      Using the find mode and or relationships to search or find record sets.

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    9. Importing & Exporting

      Getting data in and out of FileMaker.

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    10. External Data Sources

      Implementing and utilizing External Data (SQL) Sources (ESS) in your solution.

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    11. Advanced & Developer Features

      Runtimes, Design Report, etc.

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    12. Reports, Printing & Publication

      You got the data in now you need it out without mowing down a forest!

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    13. Custom Web Publishing

      Interfacing FileMaker as a data source for the web. 

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  7. Brain Food

    1. The Left Brain

      Complex calculations, advanced scripting and other mind boggling topics.

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    2. Upgrading & Migration

      Transition, upgrade, migrate your legacy solutions.

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    3. Data Analysis

      Discussions about statistics, business intelligence, data visualization, machine learning, or whatever other flavor of data analysis you want.

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    4. Development Standards

      Explore "standards" adopted by developers. Implementation and documentation. Don't start from scratch.

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    5. The Separation Model

      Learn & discuss the pros and cons of developing & maintaining the separation of data & schema.

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    6. Relational Database Theory

      Discussions on what makes a database 'tick'. Non-tech background on database design.

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    7. Damaged / Corrupt File Problems

      discussions on file related issues and procedures for recovering your files.

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    8. OS Level Database Automation

      Save steps learn how to automate your solution.

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    11. Accounting Solutions

      FileMaker accounting solutions & 3rd party integration.
      (Quicken / QuickBooks)

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  8. 360 Works Official Product Support Forums

    1. 360 Works General Support

      general question for product & service support.

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    2. MirrorSync by 360Works

      Discussions about MirrorSync, a FileMaker synchronization tool that links FileMaker Server to FileMaker Go and FileMaker Pro

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    3. SuperContainer by 360 Works

      Discussions on how to implement and deploy SuperContainer by 360Works.

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    4. ScriptMaster by 360 Works

      Discussions regarding ScriptMaster plugin allowing you to run Java code directly within FileMaker. Share, compare and discuss your code.

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    5. FTPeek by 360 Works

      FTPeek is a Universal Binary FTP Plugin for FileMaker that supports encrypted transfers, scheduled server operation, and uploads/downloads directly to FileMaker text and container fields.

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    6. 360Works Email Plugin

      Discussions on how to implement and deploy Email Plugin by 360Works.

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    7. DocuBin by 360 Works

      360Works DocuBin is a full-featured document management solution created with FileMaker. Please use this discussion area to post any questions and suggestions you have.

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    8. Zulu – FileMaker, iCal & Google Calendar.

      Discussions and support for Zulu, which syncs FileMaker to iCal and Google Calendar.

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  9. FM Starting Point - By Richard Carlton Consulting

    1. FM Starting Point - General Discussions

      Discussions about the FREE FileMaker template.

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    2. FM Starting Point - Bugs

      Report any problems that you experience with FM Starting Point here.

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  10. FM Forums Affiliate Sponsors

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    3. Monkey Bread Software (MBS Plugin)

      This plugin by Monkey Bread Software is an essential tool for many development projects. Since it has so many options and features this discussion forum is a way to share your experiences, tips, and suggestions. 

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    5. ISO FileMaker Magazine

      Discussions and suggestions with the Editor of FileMaker Magazine.

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    6. User Group Central - Sponsored by FMPug.com

      News and Announcements regarding local user and developer groups. Looking to start or join user group? FMPug can help. Come for the FileMaker stay for the Perks!

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  11. Tools Of The Trade

    1. Professional FileMaker Training

      Find out about professional training courses across the globe from a variety of instructors. Discuss training courses and find the best course to suit your needs. Prepare yourself for certification.

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    2. Making A Living

      Is FileMaker development your core business? Discuss the business of being in business or relating to the dynamics of working as an in house developer or in the educational sector.

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    3. Shrink Wrap Solution Developers

      Discussions for developers producing and distributing shrink wrap solutions.

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    4. Jr. FileMaker Developers' Forum

      Discussions becoming or working as a Junior Developer in the FileMaker Community.

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    5. FileMaker Developers Conference

      Discussing the annual Devcon, including travel arrangements and associated events.
      Need to find a roommate?

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  12. FileMaker Classifieds

    1. FileMaker Product & Service Announcements

      Want to tell the world about your FileMaker related product or service? Post your press, releases and highlights are welcome...

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    2. Services for Hire

      Spotlight of our member's products & services.
      Announce your availability to take on that next big project.

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    3. Services Wanted

      Take on a job you just can't handle alone. Post your "Help Wanted" ads here.

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    4. Solutions Wanted

      Searching for that ready made solution, perhaps someone else can point you in the right direction

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  13. The Water Cooler

    1. Member Lounge

      Off topic community chatter. Mingle and get to know your fellow members perhaps meet a friend.

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    2. Wants & Wishes

      Discuss features that you wish to see in the next version of FileMaker products.

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  14. FM Forums Operations

    1. FM Forums Feedback & Site News

      News and Feedback regarding this site.
      NOT FOR FILEMAKER SUPPORT

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    2. Site Instructions

      Guides and Tips for participating in the community.

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  • Topics

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    • Sub Summary Report in Natural Order
      sorry haven't responded earlier been moving this weekend.  the records in the portal are merging lots  product | internal lot   |  external lot | qty abc |  123   |  XYZ | 10
      abc |  124   |  XYZ  | 15
      abc |  125   |  XYZ  | 10 def |  712   |  MNO | 50
      def |  725   |  MNO | 25
      def |  732   |  MNO | 10 there could be several products purchased that are made up of different lot / production run numbers (internally )  yet the customer was sent  samples weeks months ago and they approved a lot number but the nature of production the quality purchased can never be produced in one "lot number" the lot number they select is more or less make the rest like this one. which we can determine the technician raw materials and machines used to produce the original samples. and we make more.  the contents of boxes are packed and the merging of multiple lots in to one "lot" is done during this step and the desired Packer's Worksheet is the public facing report we put in the box. the users that are packing the boxes are putting product in the order they collected them from inventory - this information above is entire into a portal  the report should should be: abc | XYZ | 35
      def | MNO | 80 typically a sub summary report with no body the MNO would sort above XYZ hence the issue 
    • Printing PDF from iPad via PSOS
      Update: I have confirmed that setting up a direct IP port resolves the issue of not being able to print to shared network printers
    • Front End Folders
      No, not possible.  You can however make your own web page and group things together and provide links to the right files.
    • Creating New Contact from Company Table
      Yes but...   (Hi all!)   What if I want to be able to add a Contact and have that create a record in the Company (if it doesn't already exist)? I set up a Company table with company_No as the key, defined as unique. I set up a Contact table (with a unique contact_No, but that is not relevant) which contains, among others, a field that contains company_no. I set up a relationship (one-to-many, from Company to Contact) in which I checked the "Allow creation of records in this table via this relationship" box on the Company side. I go to a layout which "shows records from the Contact table"; I create a few Contacts, indicating Company_No that don't already exist in the Company table. Nothing happens in the Company table. Why???  How do the records that I want to "Allow" actually get created? Edit: Actually, I would want to be able to do this in batch mode:  import a file of contacts and have that create unique (if they don't already exist) records in a Company table. Thanks!
    • Simulating keyboard entry into a field
      It is a script step just like Set Field[].  The difference is that Set Field[] can only place a parameter at the beginning or end of the 'field contents' depending upon how you arrange the calculation results whereas Insert Calculated Result[] inserts at the point of the cursor.  Try it out.  :-)
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