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A Custom Sidebar for DayBack Calendar

  Posted by John Sindelar, 24 February 2015 - - - - - - · 25 views

Adding a FileMaker Portal next to DayBack’s WebViewerRecently Arie Covrigaru of PlanOmatic ( http://planomatic.com ) hired us to add some custom features to his DayBack calendar.His main request was to be able to filter the calendar by resource(s) by selecting from a searchable, scrolling list. And he wanted that in the main calendar windo...

FileMaker Data Modeling with Selector Connector

  Posted by John Sindelar, 24 February 2015 - - - - - - · 22 views

OverviewThe Selector-Connector is a data model for organizing your FileMaker table occurrence graph. It is something we’ve been loosely collaborating on with our friend and colleague Todd Geist. I say loosely, because during the evolution of the model, we never really reviewed each others work, but talked in very general terms about our pr...

Mapping Found Sets

  Posted by John Sindelar, 06 February 2015 - - - - - - · 123 views

ProMaps, our Google Maps add-on for FileMaker, lets you use filters to constrain which locations show up in the map.But sometimes you want to go beyond filters and show the results of an ad hoc find request. Using the new List Of function in FileMaker 13 this is now a simple mod and we’ve written up instructions to add this to your copy of...

A JavaScript Approach to FileMaker Custom Web Publishing

  Posted by John Sindelar, 04 February 2015 - - - - - - · 142 views

This is the beginning of a new, open source project to create a lightweight wrapper for FileMaker Custom Web Publishing designed for use in JavaScript applications.Background: DayBackDayBack running in a FileMaker layout.The release of DayBack for FileMaker last month has started a very exciting time for us here at SeedCode! Bringing the Calenda...

Sudoku for FileMaker

  Posted by John Sindelar, 03 February 2015 - - - - - - · 143 views

Travis Spangle has posted a great example file showing Sudoku in FileMaker. It includes a couple example screens for those of us who didn’t grow up playing Brain Age (guilty).Dowload the unlocked file here: filemaker-sudoku.Thanks for this, Travis! Travis is a member of FileMaker Seattle where he’s also presented some great stuff co...

JavaScript Portals for FileMaker: Clicking on Rows

  Posted by John Sindelar, 15 January 2015 - - - - - - · 136 views

Coming full circle with JavaScript and SQLexplorerHaving the opportunity to work on a project like SQLExplorer has been a highpoint in my FileMaker career. It was a great way to participate in the collective learning of the ExecuteSQL function by the community when it first hit the scene. But, it’s also been a great way to get a handle on...

FileMaker Templates On Sale

  Posted by John Sindelar, 15 December 2014 - - - - - - · 239 views

SeedCode’s year-end sale continues through Dec 31st.And we’re thrilled to have finished both the new SeedCode Complete template and the new calendar, DayBack, in time for the sale: the last mile of shipping a product–the wish-list features, sample data, and documentation–can seem to stretch on forever. We’ve rarely...

Printing PDFs in FileMaker WebDirect

  Posted by John Sindelar, 11 December 2014 - - - - - - · 212 views

FileMaker’s WebDirect offers some exciting deployment opportunities. However, not being able to create PDFs or print like we can with Pro and Go is a big limitation. For many of us, an invoice may exist in a database, but until it’s represented as a printable document, it’s just not a real invoice. Finding a solution to this fo...

The New SeedCode Complete: what we’ve learned about FM13

  Posted by John Sindelar, 26 November 2014 - - - - - - · 440 views

The new version of SeedCode Complete is almost here. This is the platform we use to start new projects and this new version lets us share a lot of what we’ve learned about FileMaker 13, about WebDirect, and about making solutions that are easy to maintain.If you’re new to Complete, this unlocked template links contacts to projects, i...

The Fear

  Posted by John Sindelar, 07 November 2014 - - - - - - · 274 views

Reading The Soul of a New Machine,  Kidder 1981. Describing work on the Data General MV/8000 in 1979.Alsing [lead architect] thought that even under the best circumstances, several kinds of fear attend a debugging. One was the fear of “The Big Mistake”, the one that would be discovered late in the game and would require a major redesign–and with...

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