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FileMaker: How to Hire a Junior Developer

  Posted by mollyc in Thorsen Consulting, 28 July 2014 - - - - - - · 48 views

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DevCon Meditation Challenge

  Posted by John Sindelar in SeedCode, 28 July 2014 - - - - - - · 41 views

With so much going on at DevCon–and so many friends to catch up with–it can be tempting to put yourself on auto-pilot for the whole conference, just reacting to what’s around you.You can feel a little aimless that way. And you can miss things. You’ve sacrificed a lot to be here so double-down on that commitment: join the...

Creating New Records in a Portal With a Twist

Posted by Daniel Wood in FileMaker Weetbicks, 23 July 2014 - - - - - - · 119 views

When it comes to creating child records records in FileMaker we have a couple of different options available. The first is to enable “Allow creation of records via this relationship” on the relationship graph. This displays an empty set of fields in the last portal row so that the user can enter data and create a record. The second method is to create a...

FileMaker DevCon 2014 Excelisys Vendor Session : Explore the BT4 and More!

  Posted by Excelisys in Excelisys' Blog, 22 July 2014 - - - - - - · 70 views

<h4>Excelisys Vendor Session at FileMaker DevCon 2014</h4>
<h4>Tuesday July 29th from 9am-10:15AM in the Periwinkle Room</h4>
<h4>Let’s Explore the BT4 and More!</h4>
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<p>With over 100K downloads, the Excelisys Business Tracker has become an essential tool f...

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An Exploit-Based Approach To Providing FileMaker Platform Security

Posted by Steven H. Blackwell in FileMaker Security Blog, 15 July 2014 - - - - - - · 351 views

Over the past dozen years, I have discussed in a number of venues the necessity for robust security practices and the techniques needed to implement them on the FileMaker Platform. Such discussions have as their underlying framework a fairly traditional Information Security paradigm.

There are Threat Agents who seek to initiate Exploits or Threats that...

Installing and updating FileMaker Pro automatically with Active Directory Group Policy Objects (GPO)

  Posted by Smef in Blue Feather's Blog, 14 July 2014 - - - - - - · 89 views

If you’re working in an office with Active Directory and you have more than a couple of computers to install FileMaker Pro on it can be very convenient to use a Group Policy Object to deploy FileMaker to different computers on your domain. This prevents you from having to go to each machine and run the setup program. A GPO can also be used to...

Game Changers

  Posted by Paul de Halle in Linear Blue, 09 July 2014 - - - - - - · 100 views

The phrase game changer is one of those phrases that can potentially be good or bad depending on the connotation given to it. To this effect I want to talk about both. The good I want to talk about are things that we take for granted like large steps up in the industry, or potentially amazing feats...



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A little SQL with a dash of Virtual List

Posted by Ocean West in Captain's Blog, 05 July 2014 - - - - - - · 75 views

Ok I don't blog much so here goes.

I have this process where I need to create 4 records for every customer with different dates per month.

I settled on the process to derive this set of values via Execute SQL because of a few factors.
I need to collect all this data in and have it sorted by date.
Any other method the data would be semi sorted and not na...

Additional to Filemaker 13

Posted by Manjit Behera in Manjit Behera, 29 June 2014 - - - - - - · 398 views

On 3rd December 2013 at SANTA CLARA, California Filemaker Inc. unveiled the next-generation platform for business productivity: FileMaker 13. The new software makes it even faster and easier than ever for teams to create gorgeous, tailored business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web that deliver significant productivity gains. This is a...

Ask a panel of design experts!

  Posted by JerrySalem in Philly FileMaker User Group, 20 June 2014 - - - - - - · 193 views

If you’re on TechNet you may or may not have been following this thread - if not, here’s the deal.The folks organizing the 2014 FileMaker DevCon have assembled a design panel discussion.  The goal of this panel is to provide developers with some guidance about designing great solutions in FileMaker, and answer any questions people have about how...

FM Conférence 2014 – 10ème édition de la conférence FileMaker française

  Posted by Olivier Devriese in Le Blog FileMaker, 11 June 2014 - - - - - - · 407 views

Le programme de la 10ème édition de la conférence FileMaker francophone est en ligne sur www.fmconf.com. Cette année, il est composé de plus de 20 sessions et topos. A ne pas rater<br/><a href="http://www.leblogfm.fr/post/2014/06/11/fm-conference-2014-10eme-edition-de-la-conference-filemaker-francaise " class="more"> (...)...

Free Right Now: Work Time, Clock & More

  Posted by Hal Gumbert in CampSoftware, Hal Gumbert, 06 December 2013 - - - - - - · 366 views

Sometimes I need to keep an eye on the time and I normally use Weather Clock, this this is very nice as well: Work Time



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Generating Sample Data

  Posted by Kevin Frank in FileMaker Hacks, 01 December 2013 - - - - - - · 312 views

Have you ever wanted to generate sample data for one of your solutions that was random in certain ways, but within a defined range or scope? For example, from an existing table of customers… choose 20 at random create between 4 and 8 invoices for each of them dated anywhere between 1 September and 31 […]



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Paperless form | Data Collection | iPad Business | Custom Business Solution | Skeleton Key

  Posted by Skeleton Key in Skeleton Key's Blog, 30 October 2013 - - - - - - · 384 views

<p><a href="/blog/The-Paperless-Form-Data-Collection-with-iPad-and-iphone"><br /><h1>The Paperless Form: Data Collection with iPad and iPhone</h1>
<p></p></a><br /><b>Date:</b> December 10, 2013<br /><b>Time:</b> 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Cen...

Best practices in layout design for FMGo

Posted by Surya Kanta Mekap in Surya Kanta Mekap's Blog, 17 September 2013 - - - - - - · 420 views
layout design for fmgo and 3 more...

1) To create an iOS friendly layout for FMGo, the best practice is to minimize the amount of horizontal and vertical scrolling required to interact on your layout. To achieve the same, we should make a single layout for iPhone having size 320W X 255H and for iPad having size 768W X 673H (instead of making two layouts one for landscape and one for portrait...

Dotleft announces their solution FREE! FREE! and FREE!

Posted by Cliff Zhou in DotLeft's Blog, 12 September 2013 - - - - - - · 384 views

Today Dotleft announces their email solution - Project FileMasiler - FREE!
Please visit www.dotleft.com to download the new free vertion!

For the new version, you can edit Picture in filemaker and create picture catalog easilly!
Welcome to leave message on my private forums http://www.moot.it/filemaker , to help me improve this free solution!


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Interesting quirk for unrelated field reference in field definition

  Posted by David Jondreau in Wing Forward Solutions, 01 May 2013 - - - - - - · 220 views

One apparent limitation of using ExSQL() in the separation model is that you can’t use unrelated tables in a field definition. So you’d need to related all your tables to one another.I just discovered that you can bypass that limitation simply by wrapping your statement in a Let() and declaring a variable that includes wrapping a fie...

FM and MySQL Views - let MySQL do the dirty work beforehand

Posted by ah in Filemaker - an amateur's view, 04 January 2013 - - - - - - · 751 views

How I got a list with data from MySQL in less than 1 second with a SQL VIEW - from an awful 20-25 seconds when going through relationships between multiple tables from the MySQL database. My Filemaker solution is integrated with a MySQL database that has been highly normalized for different reasons.This means that a simple list with 4 different fields can...

GoBillit needs your help!

Posted by GoBillit in GoBillit, 04 September 2012 - - - - - - · 584 views

We're seeking help from you, the FileMaker community, to bring our FileMaker Go solution, GoBillit, to market. You can support us on Indiegogo at http://www.indiegogo.com/gobillit! Every contribution is greatly appreciated.

We've also created a group on LinkedIn for FileMaker Go developers to come...



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