Community Forums

  1. Community Resources

    1. Community Articles, Tips, & Techniques

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

      4,189
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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.

      29,838
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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)

      842
      posts
    4. FileMaker Go for iPhone & iPad

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

      2,124
      posts
  3. FileMaker Security Management

    1. Security Concepts

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

      7,746
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    2. Intellectual Property

      Discussions in protecting all your hard work.

      382
      posts
  4. FileMaker Server Administration

    1. FileMaker 14 Server

      Deploy, Configure, Manage a FileMaker Server

      426
      posts
    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. 

      19
      posts
    3. FileMaker Server 13

      Deploy, Configure, Manage a FileMaker Pro Server

      1,700
      posts
    4. FileMaker Custom SSL Certificates

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

      64
      posts
    5. External Server Authentication

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

      989
      posts
    6. 22,897
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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...

      4,038
      posts
    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

      1,189
      posts
    6. Portals

      Portals, how when and where.

      18,249
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    7. Web Viewer

      Everything you need to know about the Web Viewer

      2,460
      posts
    8. Conditional Formatting

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

      1,634
      posts
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    10. Value Lists

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

      13,375
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    11. Tool Tips

      Tips and tricks using Tool Tips

      252
      posts
  6. FileMaker Schema & Logical Functions

    1. Managing Scripts

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

      54,201
      posts
    2. Calculation Engine (Define Fields)

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

      67,757
      posts
    3. Custom Functions Discussions

      General Discussions on developing custom functions with FileMaker Advanced

      2,706
      posts
    4. FileMaker Query Language or FQL

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

      1,130
      posts
    5. Relationships

      Creating and developing relationships, creating children, avoiding orphans.

      30,749
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    6. Charting

      Adding charting to FileMaker Pro

      832
      posts
    7. Remote Container Fields

      Discussions regarding remote container fields for FM12 and FMS12

      607
      posts
    8. Finding & Searching

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

      16,481
      posts
    9. Importing & Exporting

      Getting data in and out of FileMaker.

      22,332
      posts
    10. External Data Sources

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

      4,482
      posts
    11. Advanced & Developer Features

      Runtimes, Design Report, etc.

      6,807
      posts
    12. Reports, Printing & Publication

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

      12,100
      posts
    13. Custom Web Publishing

      Interfacing FileMaker as a data source for the web. 

      30,653
      posts
  7. Brain Food

    1. The Left Brain

      Complex calculations, advanced scripting and other mind boggling topics.

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      posts
    2. Upgrading & Migration

      Transition, upgrade, migrate your legacy solutions.

      2,659
      posts
    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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      posts
    4. Development Standards

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

      1,062
      posts
    5. The Separation Model

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

      1,280
      posts
    6. Relational Database Theory

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

      1,243
      posts
    7. Damaged / Corrupt File Problems

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

      877
      posts
    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)

      223
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  8. 360 Works Official Product Support Forums

    1. 360 Works General Support

      general question for product & service support.

      1,138
      posts
    2. MirrorSync by 360Works

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

      996
      posts
    3. SuperContainer by 360 Works

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

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      posts
    4. ScriptMaster by 360 Works

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

      3,659
      posts
    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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      posts
    6. 360Works Email Plugin

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

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      posts
    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.

      138
      posts
    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

    1. SyncServer Pro by LinearBlue

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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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      posts
    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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      posts
    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.

      1,537
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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

  • Posts

    • Definition vs Meaning
      A little disappointed in the intent of this thread. Like the others here, I have given countless hours helping others 'get FileMaker'. It hurts a bit to hear someone discount not just my help, but the dozens of other developers that contribute daily to help others. We are ALL here, volunteering our time and knowledge. I learned FM the same way Wim did...through the forums. There were definitely some posts over the years that 'seemed' harsh. But, man, this is text. Don't read emotion, or motive in text. Yes, I know I say that while doing the same thing. Remember, we are NOT paid. Not a penny. If a post is not helpful, or seems a bit harsh. Thank the poster graciously. And then do as Wim said. Enjoy your work with FileMaker. Enjoy the help you get from others. On a side note...this forum and others have grown at an alarming rate. Failure is not exactly the word I would use.
    • Creating New Contact from Company Table
      Does the import data have an identifying Company ID? Do you have a sample file? There's a few ways to skin this cat, depending on what the source data looks like.  
    • Definition vs Meaning
      Mr. Ignoramus, You give yourself that title, not us.  We are a nice group of people trying to help each other.  You wish to preach how YOU would handle answering and assisting better than we are providing ... okay ... put your action where your mouth is ... do a better job than we are - I would LOVE IT! Do not feel you must climb on a high horse and ridicule those helping you.  Please just relax, understand that we truly have YOUR best interests in mind, and roll with it.  Instead you went off and fumed and came back ready for battle but guess what?  You won't get a battle.   Instead I suggest that you let down your defenses and just have a good time doing this kind of work - just like we are ... or were ... until I read your post and you kinda bummed my day.  Lighten up - you'll find we are quite nice!   
    • Definition vs Meaning
      I could not disagree more. You make it sound like there is a "them and us" here, and it seems to imply an unwillingness to share or help. When I started out 25 years ago, it was forums like these that helped me through the learning curve, get the lingo right and the concepts straight.  It didn't help me much that my mindset was in another place (I came from an an all-Access, VB6 background).  But once I got through the initial humps, I was good to go, to the point that I'd like to think that I'm helping others get through those same growing pains more quickly. To your point: a relationship can result in a found set, but it does not have to... The relationship is a concept, the found set is a possible outcome.  You can also reach out to a relationship and get just get one record, without ever having to construct the whole found set. I sorta get what you are saying, sometimes you need these "aha!" moments to break through a glass ceiling. But - please - do not make it sound like anyone here is NOT willing to help.  Styles will vary, and posts are like email: a very poor medium with very low bandwidth to convey sometimes complex things.  So if you get an answer that you feel does not get you further, rephrase and ask again, or ask for clarification.  But do NOT attack the people that are trying to help you, in their own free time, gratis, for free, out of the goodness of their hearts, willingly,...    
    • New Version of FM EasyMaps Is On the Way
      Can anyone help me with a problem - I've been using Easymaps for a few months on a solution for a client, mapping project activity. It was all working beautifully, with different coloured Icons for different categories, but then suddenly a few weeks ago all icons stopped working. The only thing it will map is the default Red icon when I delete all content within the EM_Icon field. Any tips?
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