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Getting Started with Claris FileMaker

If you're new to FileMaker and don't know where to start, you're in luck! We've been working with FileMaker since 2003 on hundreds of projects, and we want to share our expertise with beginners like you. This collection of resources will help you get started building custom FileMaker Apps today. Read the full article here. 

Creating FileMaker Add-Ons

Using add-ons makes installing features in your custom FileMaker solution faster and easier than ever before. You can install pre-made add-ons, or create your own, saving time and effort. This article includes a tutorial video and free sample file: https://dbservices.com/articles/creating-filemaker-add-ons/ dbservices.com


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Siri Shortcuts in FileMaker Go

With the release of FileMaker Go 19, Siri Shortcuts can take you directly to the FileMaker features you need before you've even opened the app! Learn more about Siri Shortcuts and how you can execute your favorite FileMaker Go features with a voice command or a single tap. This article includes a tutorial video and free sample file: https://dbservices.com/articles/siri-shortcuts-in-filemaker-go/ dbservices.com


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FM Data Migration Companion

Learn more about the FM Data Migration Companion, a FileMaker file we built that automatically creates data migration CLI commands for both single-file and multi-file FileMaker applications. Be sure to check out FM Data Migration Companion Includes free download and video. dbservices.com


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Mail Merge with FileMaker

Using FileMaker, your data, and a word processor such as Microsoft Word, you are able to reduce the amount of double data entry as well as human error by using Mail Merge.  In this article, we cover how you can achieve that goal within your FileMaker solution: https://dbservices.com/articles/mail-merge-with-filemaker/   dbservices.com


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FileMaker Layout Objects Window

The Layout Objects window is an exciting feature released with FileMaker 16. This FileMaker Layout Object Window allows you to work easily with stacked objects and quickly finding an object or field on a layout. https://dbservices.com/articles/filemaker-layout-objects-window/ dbservices.com

FileMaker JSON Functions

Native JSON functions have made it to the FileMaker platform! We dive into how to use the functions to create, modify, and parse JSON for REST APIs and more. Learn about the 6 new functions available, JSONSetElement, JSONDeleteElement, JSONGetElement, JSONListKeys, JSONListValues, JSONFormatElements. https://dbservices.com/articles/filemaker-json-functions/ dbservices.com

FileMaker Card Windows

One of the most powerful tools in the FileMaker window-management arsenal is the FileMaker Card Window. This technique is primarily used for detailed dialogs or wizards, providing a more flexible option than the traditional FileMaker custom dialog. https://dbservices.com/articles/filemaker-card-windows/ dbservices.com

Location Monitoring in FileMaker Go

FileMaker 16 has introduced new location monitoring features that truly give FileMaker Go the edge by enhancing your app’s ability to take on any location-specific needs. Whether you’re indoors, outdoors, coming, or going, FileMaker can monitor it all. https://dbservices.com/articles/location-monitoring-in-filemaker-go/ dbservices.com

FileMaker PDF from Server

FileMaker Server 16 now has the ability to create PDFs on the server! Gone are the days of creating overly complicated PHP setups and unreliable FileMaker Pro robot machines. Learn a few of the great new features FileMaker Server 16 adds for PDFs. https://dbservices.com/articles/filemaker-pdf-from-server/ dbservices.com

FileMaker Barcode Techniques

Are you interested in using barcodes in your FileMaker application? Learn more as we look at which barcoding options you can use and the various ways to implement barcodes. Free demo file included: https://www.dbservices.com/articles/filemaker-barcode-techniques/                 www.dbservices.com


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FileMaker Cross Platform Notifications

Keep your users informed with the use of simple notifications. Using FileMaker and a service called Pushover we can easily leverage cross platform notifications with advanced features like message priority, which allows you to repeat a notification until the user acknowledges it. Free demo included: https://www.dbservices.com/articles/filemaker-cross-platform-notifications/ dbservices.com


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FileMaker Portal In-Line Progress Bar

The Portal In-Line Progress Bar, one of FileMaker 15’s new performance-based features, brings with it the separation of a layout’s non-portal and portal rendering tasks. This means users are no longer forced to wait for cumbersome portals to load before being able to interact with a window’s content. https://www.dbservices.com/articles/filemaker-portal-in-line-progress-bar/ dbservices.com

FileMaker App Extensions

FileMaker has made it easier than ever to share data with other apps with the introduction of app extensions with FileMaker Go. Check out the article to learn more and watch the video. https://www.dbservices.com/articles/filemaker-app-extensions/ dbservices.com

FileMaker Server Top Call Logging

FileMaker Server Top Call Statistics Log gives the ability to track the heaviest client usage periods, pinpointing the client requests that take the longest, allowing to quickly and efficiently investigate. Learn more and watch the video here: https://www.dbservices.com/articles/filemaker-server-top-call-logging/ dbservices.com

FileMaker Safety Checklist

Ever considered what would happen if your data was breached? Take the first step to prevent a breach by securing your application by reviewing our checklist.  Includes checklist and tutorial video. https://www.dbservices.com/articles/filemaker-safety-checklist/ dbservices.com
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