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In-Product Add-ons: A Few More Things

It’s been a few weeks since the Claris FileMaker add-ons were put into the product. A lot has happened since then. People have explored them using the sample data and even their own. The community is now filled with questions about these new packages of functionality. People are discovering what can be done with them. […] The post In-Product Add-ons: A Few More Things appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

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

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

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

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

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

Add-Ons, the Complete (and almost TMI) Guide

The most recent update of Claris FileMaker Pro (19.1.2) includes add-ons. Finally. a calendar, a timer, a kanban board, and much more are part of the actual FileMaker product, built as add-ons. These add-ons are designed to be fully functional with just a little bit of set up. Each add-on contains layouts, scripts, custom functions, […] The post Add-Ons, the Complete (and almost TMI) Guide appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

JavaScript in FileMaker: The Learning Path to Take

With Claris FileMaker 19, there’s a new world of power opened for us in using web viewer widgets inside our applications. We can create and use calendars, tables, lists, date pickers, charts, data trees, data maps, and thousands of other widgets. With Claris FileMaker 19, there’s a whole lot more power given to the problem […] The post JavaScript in FileMaker: The Learning Path to Take appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Geist Interactive Celebrates Claris Engage 2020

On this very afternoon, the day before Claris Engage 2020, we pause to contemplate all that’s going to happen in the next few days. While we will miss seeing old friends or meeting new friends in the hotel lobby, at the fireplace, or sipping on a cocktail at the hotel bar, we are excited about […] The post Geist Interactive Celebrates Claris Engage 2020 appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Geist Interactive @ Claris Engage 2020

We at Geist Interactive are thrilled to be a part of the first ever Claris Engage, in this year 2020. Though this first event is a virtual one, we will be part of the the event in the 1’s and 0’s that make up cyberspace. There’s a lot going on, so let’s take a moment […] The post Geist Interactive @ Claris Engage 2020 appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Otto – Your Secret Business Weapon

Money For every business, it all comes down to money. The successful ones know where the money is spent and the benefits those investments provide. Expenditures must be justified with tangible benefits for the company. Period. That is, if the company is to continue. Time Time is a paradox. Time is both endless and impossibly, […] The post Otto – Your Secret Business Weapon appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

The Context Podcast: Primary Keys in FileMaker

Todd and I talk about FileMaker Primary Keys today in the Context Podcast. Here’s the episode. Listen to it here. And here are the highlights. Well-Discussed Topic The topic of FileMaker primary keys gets talked about a lot in the community, and indeed I asked about it long ago. The Basics of FileMaker Primary Keys […] The post The Context Podcast: Primary Keys in FileMaker appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Perform JavaScript in a Web Viewer: A Reason to Update Widgets

Over the three years I’ve been here at Geist Interactive, I’ve shared quite a few web viewer widget demo files. They were meant to show what is possible in FileMaker using JavaScript. They were meant to inspire. And they worked well. In all cases, useful UI elements were added to a layout; audio players, C3 […] The post Perform JavaScript in a Web Viewer: A Reason to Update Widgets appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Perform JavaScript in a Web Viewer: A Reason to Update Widgets

Over the three years I’ve been here at Geist Interactive, I’ve shared quite a few web viewer widget demo files. They were meant to show what is possible in FileMaker using JavaScript. They were meant to inspire. And they worked well. In all cases, useful UI elements were added to a layout; audio players, C3 […] The post Perform JavaScript in a Web Viewer: A Reason to Update Widgets appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Power up your Claris FileMaker Applications with JavaScript

Geist Interactive teamed up with Claris to produce a webinar focused on what JavaScript Can do for your FileMaker Apps. We also discussed how JavaScript fits perfectly into the FileMaker 19 Open Platform Release. Below are a list of resources, next steps and other online resources for people who attended the webinar. Once the video […] The post Power up your Claris FileMaker Applications with JavaScript appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Power up your Claris FileMaker Applications with JavaScript

Geist Interactive teamed up with Claris to produce a webinar focused on what JavaScript Can do for your FileMaker Apps. We also discussed how JavaScript fits perfectly into the FileMaker 19 Open Platform Release. Below are a list of resources, next steps and other online resources for people who attended the webinar. Here’s the video: […] The post Power up your Claris FileMaker Applications with JavaScript appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

FileMaker 19: Shortcuts & NFC

This post is a summary of an episode of The Context Podcast, episode 40, release date 6/16/2020. In this episode, Cris Ippolite joins us to talk about Shortcuts and NFC. Those two features are the stated topic, but, of course, we touch on a lot of other things. So here’s a summary of what we […] The post FileMaker 19: Shortcuts & NFC appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

FileMaker 19: Shortcuts & NFC

This post is a summary of an episode of The Context Podcast, episode 40, release date 6/16/2020. In this episode, Cris Ippolite joins us to talk about Shortcuts and NFC. Those two features are the stated topic, but, of course, we touch on a lot of other things. So here’s a summary of what we […] The post FileMaker 19: Shortcuts & NFC appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

FileMaker 19: FileMaker Add-Ons with Relationships

In part 1 of All That We Know on Add-ons, explaining all that we know about this new feature, we talked about how to create add-ons that lend themselves to UI widgets. Calendars, check box button bars, notification popovers, date pickers, timers, etc. all can be dropped into a custom app as they are. Sure […] The post FileMaker 19: FileMaker Add-Ons with Relationships appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

FileMaker 19: FileMaker Add-Ons with Relationships

In part 1 of All That We Know on Add-ons, explaining all that we know about this new feature, we talked about how to create add-ons that lend themselves to UI widgets. Calendars, check box button bars, notification popovers, date pickers, timers, etc. all can be dropped into a custom app as they are. Sure […] The post FileMaker 19: FileMaker Add-Ons with Relationships appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

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