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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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Optimized Object Inspector Usage

As any FileMaker developer will tell you, working with a complex layout can be a bit of a hassle. That is, of course, unless you know how to take full advantage of the Object Inspector palette! Did you know, it's possible to edit the calculation of a button bar segment without ever double-clicking on the object itself within the layout? Yes, it's not only possible with Button Bars but with most any layout object. And, the best part is this can be done within a few clicks - saving a lot of time

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

Claris January 25th Webinar recap

Hello folks,  In case you weren’t able to attend Claris’s webinar earlier today, here are some key messages we heard. Claris presentation Brad Freiteg (CEO) kicked it off with a few framing points: Claris views their core purpose and value as helping more organizations solve hard problems with technology. Freitag noted that the keys to their success are developers, products, recruiting, having a free tier, and their mission to enable and engage.  “Without you [the dev], we deliver nothing.”  Cla

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

The Context Podcast: Pause on Production Part 2 — Interviews from PauseOnError Attendees

Featuring: Description: In the scenic mountains of north Georgia, open-minded attendees gathered together to connect, learn, and grow with one another. In this episode, our guests focus on why PauseOnError differs from traditional tech conferences and how it ignites new perspectives.  We continue our series on stories from Pause, sitting down with David “Sully” Sullivan, Brian Panhuyzen, Jonathan Nicoletti, and April Barman to hear about their experiences; whether it’s laying down the law as wat

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Claris FileMaker Server 19.6 is here

Claris FileMaker 19.6 Server: what’s new Claris continues to deliver new versions–this is a BIG one. With version 19.6 of FileMaker Server (FMS), you’ll see improvements in performance and security. Some features will seem familiar if you’ve used the Claris FileMaker platform for a while and others are new to everyone. Previously, Claris rebuilt the Admin Console interface and removed the Java-based web-console with the release of FileMaker Server 17. That meant FMS gained some features yet also

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

How Can I host My Claris FileMaker Server?

How Can I host My Claris FileMaker Server? A FileMaker (or Claris) custom app can be designed and used with a single copy of FileMaker Pro or Claris Pro. One of the key concepts of FileMaker is that a single file can contain everything: the database structure (tables, fields and relationships) the user interface (layouts) automation (scripts) security (acc

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Security Audit by NBS

The post Security Audit by NBS appeared first on fmcloud.fm. As the team of fmcloud.fm, a FileMaker hosting service, we are proud to announce that we have recently undergone a thorough security audit by NBS System. During this audit, NBS performed a series of penetration tests to ensure that our architecture is secure and protected against any potential threats. We understand that security is of the utmost importance to our clients, and we are committed to

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How to use my own domain with FileMaker Server?

When you deploy a fmcloud.fm server, a subdomain of fmcloud.fm will be assigned to it (you can choose it during the configuration process, whether you’re using our chatbot or our web form.  It means that your server can be reached at my-preferred-subdomain.fmcloud.fm Of course, the fmcloud.fm domain is secured and all communications with your server are encrypted (SSL/TLS), thanks to  your server configuration with the appropriate SSL certificate. BUT YOU MIGHT ALSO WANT

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Is Claris FileMaker Cloud-Based?

IS CLARIS FILEMAKER CLOUD-BASED? Yes and no. The FileMaker platform as well as the new Claris platform can be hosted in the cloud or on premise. Let’s see the different options. THE FILEMAKER PLATFORM The classic FileMaker platform is a pioneer in distributed applications, which means that processing the information is split between the server and the client. This architecture has become

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Campus Partnership for Universities Hosting FileMaker Servers on Their Campuses

FOR RELEASE ON NOV. 15 2022 DATELINE: Malmö, Sweden At the #EngageU conference, fmcloud.fm unveils new partnership plan with #university campuses Campus IT managers know the problem well: users create #FileMaker applications within their departments and labs, and it is almost impossible to keep track of them. In many cases, the cloud is not suitable, for reasons of cost and security. From now on, fmcloud.fm offers to implement its awarded technology within your #campus, on y

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How to deploy FileMaker Server or Claris Server on Docker

DOCKER IS THE BIG THING, AND IT’S EASY As Nick Lightbody outlined in an independent study, Docker is a game changer in the FileMaker / Claris deployment business. It’s super fast, extremely affordable, amazingly flexible (deploy, update, downgrade, move… operations take a few seconds only), and it’s also environment friendly. So far, fmcloud.fm is the only FileMaker hosting service to run on docker,

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Your Hosting Options for Claris FileMaker

If you and your team are accessing your company’s Claris or FileMaker system from desktop computers, mobile devices or a web browser, you’ll need a FileMaker hosting solution. While there are other hosting options for Claris FileMaker available, Productive Computing’s FileMaker hosting service can give you tremendous peace of mind while also saving you and your team time. If you are considering hosting your on-premise Claris or FileMaker Server to the cloud, think about the kind of service t

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PCIPal

Communicating Dates and Deadlines

When Will This Be Done? We are always asked, “When will this be done?”. Sometimes by customers, sometimes by teammates. It can be tough to answer when we’re not sure if we can meet our delivery dates and deadlines. Remember, everyone involved has the same goals – to understand the current situation and make plans to the best of our ability. The complexity of our work can make planning unpredictable, and that’s frustrating for everyone. But remembering that we all […] The post Communicating Date

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Incredibly Easy Menus

One of the biggest downsides of any complex FileMaker solution is the growing number of layouts and layout elements you'll have to manage. If your number of navigation (or general menu) items is both static and large, then you're going to have issues with keeping the solution well updated. Aside from this, you could have additional complexity when it comes to controlling which menu items show under certain circumstances. While there are number of ways to make menu management easier, the best so

A Summary Field Bug and Workaround

Introduction Recently a client asked me to implement a virtual list reporting framework similar to the one I wrote about a few years ago in Virtual List Simplified. I added the framework to the client’s hosted file, and things went smoothly until I ran a report similar to the one shown below… and observed that… Continue reading A Summary Field Bug and WorkaroundView the full article

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

A User’s Guide to Claris & FileMaker Terminology

Are you new to FileMaker Pro or Claris Pro? Have you been asked to work in a custom solution but get stumped by the Claris and FileMaker terminology? And you may even be wondering “what is a solution”? If you do a search for “FileMaker glossary,” you will find a lot of information geared toward FileMaker developers and you may end up more confused. This blog is for you, a non-developer, — someone using FileMaker Pro or Claris Pro systems in your daily activities.  Having the right names for

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PCIPal

MonkeyBread Plug-In for Better Development

If you're using Claris/FileMaker for either part-time or full-time development, and you've not installed the MonkeyBread plug-in, then you're doing something wrong. Many of the most desired features for working with code, such as code folding, extended syntax highlighting, variable auto-completion, the ability to search code, line jumping and other convenience features are available for free when you install the MBS (MonkeyBread) plug-in. In this video, I go over all the free features and how t

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

Better User Validations

One of the key reasons for using a database is having a single source of truth. When the possibility for duplicates enters the equation of "truth" we have a problem. Dealing with duplicates comes in the forms of cleaning and removing them and preventing them. One of your primary tools for preventing them is to use data validation. It's simple really. You can only continue to do this unless these conditions are met. Everything must be valid. In Claris Studio/FileMaker your options for setting f

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

The Context Podcast: Pause on Production Part 1  — Interviews from PauseOnError Attendees 

Featuring: Description: In the scenic mountains of north Georgia, open-minded attendees gathered together to connect, learn, and grow with one another. In this episode, our guests focus on why PauseOnError differs from traditional tech conferences and how it ignites new perspectives.  Since PauseOnError 2022 ended, we’ve collected attendees’ big learnings and aha moments for The Context Podcast. Listen to their stories and discover why you might want to join them next year. This is the first of

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Appending PDFs on FileMaker Server

PDF files are essential in the business world, and being able to create and manipulate them is a must. Appending one PDF to another is a handy tool for operations like report generation. We explore options for appending PDFs in FileMaker Server here. Includes a video and sample file.     dbservices.com

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Claris FileMaker Transaction Scripts

For any system with multiple users, transactional scripting is a must to avoid unnecessary bugs. One of the most exciting features of Claris FileMaker 19.6 is the addition of transaction script steps. We dive deeper into the newly released Claris FileMaker 19.6 transaction script step functionality. Includes demo video and sample file. Read the full article here. dbservices.com

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Claris FileMaker Server 19.6 Overview

Claris's newest update to the FileMaker platform is here! With Claris FileMaker Server 19.6, there are many changes and improvements to help manage your FileMaker application, including new Admin Console features, WebDirect updates, and performance improvements. Check out the highlights of what you can expect from this newest update here. dbservices.com

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dbservices in FileMaker 19

Claris FileMaker Pro 19.6 Overview

Claris' 19.6 release of the FileMaker platform has launched! Join us as we discuss our favorite new features including built-in support for Transaction scripts, new script steps such as Get(TransactionState), Set Dictionary, Get(CurrentTimeUTCMicroseconds), Get(LastErrorDetail), and Get(LastErrorLocation), as well as the option to delete cached temp files and the option to disable context menus for interactive containers. Read the full article here. dbservices.com

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dbservices in FileMaker 19

Transactions in FileMaker 19.6: Part 1

What Are Transactions? We each conduct transactions every day. We transact when we talk with other people, when we buy goods from a store, and when we check out a book from the library. In the database world, transactions have a similar meaning – exchanging this for that, whether it be ideas, encouragement, or money. Transactions are also a database concept for maintaining data integrity. When working with databases, there are times when you want to make several changes to […] The post Transact

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