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FMHED – the FileMaker User Group for Higher Education

  Posted by JerrySalem in Philly FileMaker User Group, 23 October 2014 - - - - - - · 43 views

PFUG members Kevin Ayers and Jodi McClees – both FileMaker developers in higher education – started talking last spring about a new User Group focused specifically on FileMaker for developers and users in colleges and university.At FileMaker DevCon 2014 FileMaker Inc gave space during the annual Higher Ed session for Kevin to discuss...

Old ways vs New ways

  Posted by Paul de Halle in Linear Blue, 23 October 2014 - - - - - - · 51 views

As developers one of the hardest things for us year on year is pushing the limits of what we write and can feasibly do as developers. This leads us to get stuck in habits, whether that is code related in terms of syntax, structure related or interface. We like to do the same things repetitively...


Drag & Drop Example File

  Posted by John Sindelar in SeedCode, 22 October 2014 - - - - - - · 61 views

Love this little demo we put together for FileMaker DevCon 2009. A customer recently asked about this and I thought folks might like to see it. The demo shows how to create a grid of buttons without having to use different script parameters on all the different buttons. It’s also a tidy example of scripts used in drag and drop.Enjoy!Downlo...

FM Starting Point 4.2

  Posted by Richard Carlton in RCC's FileMaker News and Bits, 17 October 2014 - - - - - - · 104 views

Worlds Most Popular FREE FileMaker Solution Gets Major Update!FM Starting Point 4.2 available today, now has full integrated support for barcode printing and scanning.   From searching for Contacts via barcode to adding line items to Invoices and Estimates, FMSP has you covered.We have partnered up with Geist Interactive (developer of Barcode Cr...

Send Twitter Searches to a Google Spreadsheet

  Posted by Hal Gumbert in CampSoftware, Hal Gumbert, 16 October 2014 - - - - - - · 83 views

IFTTT ( If This Then That ) added the ability to send Twitter searches to a Google Spreadsheet.This will let you store tweets of things that interest you. I have one set up to store FileMaker Tweets.Here’s a pic of the new triggers…


FileMaker Pro Tips-n-Tricks: A New Home-Page for FileMaker Server 13

  Posted by Excelisys in Excelisys' Blog, 02 October 2014 - - - - - - · 155 views

<h3>FileMaker Pro Tips-n-Tricks: A New Home-Page for FileMaker Server 13</h3>
<h4><b style="color: #000000;">Über Awesome Sauce for FileMaker Server 13</b></h4>
<p style="color: #000000;">We’re going to take the original default index page on your FileMaker...

Importing XML data into FileMaker using XSLT (XSL Style Sheets)

  Posted by Smef in Blue Feather's Blog, 14 September 2014 - - - - - - · 252 views

FileMaker is capable of importing data from many different sources. One of the most useful is importing from XML data sources, which can be a great way to get data from non-FileMaker resources into your database. XML is used by all sorts of programs and applications, and so you may encounter it when working with many non-filemaker services or da...

JumpStartFM, Molly Connolly’s one-month online FileMaker training course begins October 6, 2014

  Posted by mollyc in Thorsen Consulting, 11 September 2014 - - - - - - · 403 views

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Proper Printing in WebDirect

Posted by Daniel Wood in FileMaker Weetbicks, 15 August 2014 - - - - - - · 271 views

FileMaker WebDirect is the exciting new replacement to Instant Web Publishing. With it you can access your database via a web browser and do *almost* all of the things that you can do in FileMaker Pro. However proper printing is not one of them. In this article we present a framework and example file for doing proper printing via WebDirect - from basic re...

Our #FileMakerDevCon Recap

  Posted by Skeleton Key in Skeleton Key's Blog, 11 August 2014 - - - - - - · 156 views

<p>Confession: I'm late in writing this blog. After all, FileMaker's 2014 Developer Conference (DevCon) was 2+ weeks ago. Referring to <a href="http://www.skeletonkey.com/who_we_are/meet_the_team/mark_richman/ " target="_blank">Mark Richman's</a> common advice: <em>don't let perfect be the enemy of good</em...


An Exploit-Based Approach To Providing FileMaker Platform Security

Posted by Steven H. Blackwell in FileMaker Security Blog, 15 July 2014 - - - - - - · 1,087 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...

A little SQL with a dash of Virtual List

Posted by Ocean West in Captain's Blog, 05 July 2014 - - - - - - · 125 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 - - - - - - · 463 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...

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

  Posted by Olivier Devriese in Le Blog FileMaker, 11 June 2014 - - - - - - · 484 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"> (...)...

Generating Sample Data

  Posted by Kevin Frank in FileMaker Hacks, 01 December 2013 - - - - - - · 368 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 […]


Best practices in layout design for FMGo

Posted by Surya Kanta Mekap in Surya Kanta Mekap's Blog, 17 September 2013 - - - - - - · 469 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 - - - - - - · 430 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 - - - - - - · 258 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 - - - - - - · 819 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...

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