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  • Steven H. Blackwell

    Hacking Your Own FileMaker Platform Solutions

    By Steven H. Blackwell

    Hacking Your Own FileMaker Platform Solutions Should FileMaker Platform developers mount hacking attacks on their own solutions? At first glance, this may seem an odd question. But I believe that the answer is “Yes, we should.” Consider this. As developers we see our solutions from a totally different perspective than Threat Agents see them. Without practicing our own hacking skills, we can become blind to the vulnerabilities a Threat Agent can exploit to compromise the Confidentiality
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  • Josh Ormond

    A Conversation About '2 Factor Authentication'

    By Josh Ormond

    [ Edit: 3/16/2016 - With the help of some other people, we have been able to recover, or recreate some of the original images from original thread. ] Security is always a big topic when it involves data, or people, or possessions. Recently, over on the FileMaker Community, there was a very beneficial discussion regarding security. Unfortunately, that discussion was the victim of a necessary action...and was deleted. It was deleted, because the discussion was tied to a video that, as was det
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Do you need to work with online APIs and find yourself wishing there was an easy way to accomplish it? Well, there actually is. In fact, in much of technology, there's something or someone somewhere which has likely already solved the problem. In the case of using REST (Representational state transfer) to interact with service APIs within FileMaker, it's nice to have a single tool which will handle most of the heavy work for you. When native JSON was added to FileMaker, the last piece to the pu

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

Removing Text Formatting

Almost every single solution I develop requires a method for dealing with text in fields that is purposely or accidentally formatted in browse mode. For better or worse, FileMaker allows users to change text formatting in browse mode via the Format menu. FileMaker also doesn't automatically remove formatting that's been pasted or drug from another application like a web browser. This leads to all kinds of issues with displaying field text on multiple layouts as well as output. This article will

John Mark Osborne

John Mark Osborne

FileMaker Server sur Linux : la révolution fmcloud.fm 2.0

Il faut s’y habituer, avec les nouveaux cycles courts des sorties de FileMaker, les nouveautés importantes ne sont plus forcément à date fixe avec un nouveau numéro de version. Il ne suffit donc plus, pour qui s’intéresse à la plateforme FileMaker, de réserver un peu de temps au mois de mai pour s’enquérir des nouveautés […] Cet article FileMaker Server sur Linux : la révolution fmcloud.fm 2.0 est apparu en premier sur 1-more-thing. View the full article

fabriceN

fabriceN

A Simpler Backup Script

Demo file: backup-simplified.zip Like many developers I go back and forth between developing locally and in a hosted environment, and many years ago, I posted a couple articles featuring a simple backup script to create on-the-fly backups when working on local files. Recently a colleague pointed out that this backup routine, which I last wrote… Continue reading A Simpler Backup Script View the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

Designing with Portals

Over the years I've spent a lot of time working on a wide variety of themes for FileMaker Pro. Many of those themes involve taking advantage of every possible display mechanism which FileMaker portals offer. When getting started with creating solutions in FileMaker Pro you don't always know what you can take advantage of. When it comes to portals there are a variety of settings and theme aspects which allow you to create some really creative looks. In this video I strive to show you all those h

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

Claris FileMaker Pro 19.1 Overview

Claris’s first of many frequent releases of the FileMaker platform is here as Claris focuses on being agile and low-code moving forward, with new features being released more frequently. In this article we will focus on FileMaker Pro 19.1 and discuss some of our favorite new features, including 9 new add-ons and the new layout design experience preview. https://dbservices.com/blog/claris-filemaker-19-1-overview dbservices.com

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dbservices in FileMaker 19

FileMaker 19: FileMaker Add-ons with Join Relationships

In Part 2 of All that we Know on Add-ons (part 1 is here), we talked about how to create add-ons that include a simple child relationship. The sole purpose of that add-on was to add a child table and have it automatically relate to the context of the layout in which we drop the […] The post FileMaker 19: FileMaker Add-ons with Join Relationships appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Detecting Data Changes

Here's an interesting dilemma. How do you track when specific fields are modified and adjust your JSON object so it only includes the data which was modified? Or, how about knowing when a user has modified specific fields, then having the user interface direct them down a different path than if they had modified others? In both situations, you simply need to know when a field was modified. Using the Get ( RecordModificationCount ) function we can know THAT a given record was modified and using

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Add-on Events

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at the FileMaker add-on events. Each FileMaker add-on comes with one or more events. A […] The post Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Add-on Events appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

FileMaker and S3 – CloudContainer updated for improved thumbnails

We’re happy to announce our first post-release update for CloudContainer – the best way to store FileMaker data in S3. With this update we’ve improved thumbnail generation for PDFs and general thumbnail caching and performance for all other thumbnail-compatible file types. CloudContainer will now generate and store optimized thumbnails for supported file types. This means … FileMaker and S3 – CloudContainer updated for improved thumbnails Read More » The post FileMaker and S3 – CloudContaine

Smef

Smef

JavaScript Learning Path: Learning to use JavaScript in FileMaker – Atlanta FileMaker Developers Group 10/7/2020

Jeremy Brown of Geist Interactive will get you started down the right path to explore JavaScript in the FileMaker context. Jeremy is convinced that any FileMaker developer can learn JavaScript, so if you give it some time, you’ll produce great things. Jeremy will introduce you to some JS concepts you need to know (though you … JavaScript Learning Path: Learning to use JavaScript in FileMaker – Atlanta FileMaker Developers Group 10/7/2020 Read More » The post JavaScript Learning Path: Learnin

Smef

Smef

Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Refreshing the Data

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at how to use the FileMaker add-on refresh feature. The Point of the Add-ons In […] The post Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Refreshing the Data appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

FileMaker Add-ons: Refetching To ReRender

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we will examine the FileMaker add-on refetch process. Many of the add-ons are sort of ‘dashboard’ add-ons. […] The post FileMaker Add-ons: Refetching To ReRender appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Nineteen Point One

You've all heard it's going to happen! Releases every quarter rather than every year. Even yearly releases were a shock given the multiple years between release in the previous decade. It may be uncomfortable but it's necessary with the way technology moves in the current day and age. You'll get less with every release but the changes will come much faster. As promised publicly by Claris, FileMaker 19.1.2 (or 19.1) includes JavaScript Add-Ons and a few other surprises. View the full article

John Mark Osborne

John Mark Osborne

Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Using Multiple Instances

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at how to use multiple instances of the FileMaker add-ons. The Point of the Add-ons […] The post Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Using Multiple Instances appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Configuring Each Add-on

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at the FileMaker add-on configurator The add-ons are meant to be working with little effort. […] The post Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Configuring Each Add-on appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Scripting - JSON Data Writer

While working on a solution which made heavy use of an online API for REST based communication, the solution slowly revealed it had a large number of "specially dedicated" data processing scripts. Many of these scripts were quite normal in the realm of "I have some data, I want to put it into the right place." You know, your typical Go To Layout then Set Field script steps. The issue, however, was that most all of them did somewhat they same thing - a lot of code duplication. They either put th

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Add-ons: Filtering the Data

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at the FileMaker Add-ons Filter mechanism. The Default Behavior By default, the add-ons work with […] The post FileMaker Add-ons: Filtering the Data appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Refining the Find

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at the FileMaker Add-ons Find mechanism. FileMaker Add-ons Find Mechanism By default, each ‘dashboard’ add-on […] The post Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Refining the Find appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

How Claris FileMaker Add-ons Work

As we have said before (and I’ll probably say one hundred more times), the Claris FileMaker Add-ons just work. In just a few minutes, you can get a fully functional heatmap or activity timeline running with your data (all records or a found set) in your custom apps. In just a few minutes, you can […] The post How Claris FileMaker Add-ons Work appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

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