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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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Keeping Things Organised by Using Separators

There are four main areas of your database where you can use special separator lines to help keep information organised, these are Scripts, Layouts, Value Lists & Custom Menus. This article will go through each and explain how to use them, and why they are a good idea to use. Read the Full Article Here…

Daniel Wood

Daniel Wood

A Lightning Fast Alternative to the Count() Function

The count function allows you to produce a count of the number of records through a relationship. However what may be less clear is that in order to achieve this, every record must be downloaded to the client computer, making the process very slow over a wide area connection. There is, however, an alternative to count in this situation which is almost instantaneous, this article explains how... Read the Full Article Here…

Daniel Wood

Daniel Wood

Let me Tell You 'Bout Let

The Let function is one of the most brilliant and underrated functions in FileMaker, and I think it should be used whenever and wherever possible. This article will give an introduction to the function, some possible scenarios when it should be used, and give an example as to it's use. Read the Full Article Here…

Daniel Wood

Daniel Wood

From: Do you got the gift of Gab?

FMForums members may now create and publish their own blogs. Click Here To Start Already have an established blog on another service - you link to the blog service here to get more traffic. Enjoy Source: Do you got the gift of Gab?

Ocean West

Ocean West

Video Training for FileMaker 11 [Video]

Lynda.com has always been one of my favorite places to check out software and get some quality online training and tutorials. They just posted a new video course for FileMaker’s latest release of it’s flagship product FileMaker Pro. Cris Ippolite does a great job explaining... ...Read Full Article Here

Josh Ormond

Josh Ormond

Possible Dangers When Working On a LIVE Database [Video]

If you have never been warned about the dangers of working on schema and structure changes on a LIVE FileMaker database…here is a really good example for why you should NOT be doing such craziness. While I considered writing something up, Chad does a great job showing us the issues involved in the video. Kudos Chad. ...Read Full Article Here

Josh Ormond

Josh Ormond

Getting Global Calculations to Behave

Here is a list of items to keep in mind when using Global Calculations. It was originally written by Ray Cologon back in 2007/2008 (and reposted around different blogs and forums)…but I believe most of it still applies to how it works today in the current versions of FileMaker. I’ll repost with an update if I find out otherwise. ...Read Full Article Here

Josh Ormond

Josh Ormond

FileMaker 11 and ODBC Changes

Here is an article that I thought anyone using ODBC would want to take note of. Take special note of the lack of back-ward/for-ward compatibility between the different driver versions. Also, mind you, I haven’t tested everything in this article. I just wanted to pass the info along. This is from a blog post over at SkeletonKey.com. ...Read Full Article Here

Josh Ormond

Josh Ormond

Creating a Folder from FileMaker (Windows)

Being that many of the contributors on the forums that I frequent are Mac-centric, I thought I would share a simple way to create folders on a Windows machine. I will give you the code, and then break down what it does, so you can tweak it to fit your needs. Script Step: Send Event Text: cmd /c md C:\FolderName Action: Creates folder(s) ...Read Full Article Here

Josh Ormond

Josh Ormond

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