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About Josh Ormond

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    Senior Developer, FileMaker Certified
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    Rochester, NY

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  1. Josh Ormond

    Change Log

    I really like UltraLog. There is some development you need to do if you want it to email you notifications. But the logging process is easy. And I believe he provides scripts to take log data and push it to a separate table also. It will depend a little on how comfortable you are with scripting.
  2. https://app.works/downloads/
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    It's interesting to see. I don't agree with his conclusion. There is a lot to be said for in-field, top-aligned labels. It reduces the visual noise, and mental load. I know I've personally done some user testing and found that errors were significantly fewer when using an in-field, top-aligned label. In one instance, we reduced data entry errors by 75%. This article goes through it. And why it's easier on cognitive load. http://uxmovement.com/forms/why-infield-top-aligned-form-labels-are-quickest-to-scan/ Here is a quick sample of the difference. The visual queues to recognize each object, and spacing, all impact what our brain has to process.
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    Global Values not 'sticking'?

    If someone needed to change the default value, you can change the field to a stored calculation. Close the Manage Database window, and save. Then reopen, change it back to a global. It will then retain the value of the stored calc for any new sessions. I still prefer to have a preferences table, and load everything OnFirstWindow open, but this is an option if needed.
  5. Josh Ormond

    Use 4D ODBC as Datasource

    What is the database in 4D? It is SQL-lite, correct? That is not supported for ESS ( External Sql Source ). You could do an ODBC import. But that functions very differently.
  6. Josh Ormond

    Best FM coding environment on Mac

  7. I talked to Matt at DevCon. They will, shortly, be releasing fmSearchResults for free. Hang tight.
  8. Correct. Matt Navarre, of App.works ( formerly MSN Media ). He sold fmSearchResults through SeedCode. ( the same way David Ramsey made FMPerception, but is sold through Geist Interactive ). fmSearchResults is no longer available for purchase publicly. What I don't know is if you contact App.works, if they can or are willing to provide it any longer.
  9. Matt Navarre of App.works used to sell it through SeedCode. I don't think it's for sale publicly any longer. You could reach out to them and ask. https://app.works/
  10. Josh Ormond

    Expired License

    What has expired? Your FileMaker license? Or the license for the Personal Training App? If FileMaker, did you get your license renewal email? If the Personal Training APP, did you renew your license with them?
  11. Josh Ormond

    iCloud or Dropbox syncing

    None do it natively. It's not really that kind of app. While, technically, you can sync the file using Dropbox, there is a large and very unforgiving list of issues with doing it. Can it be done? Yes. Do you risk corrupting the data while doing it? Yes. You have to make sure the live file is not being touched. Before you open it on any other device you have to make sure it finished syncing. And if the file ever crashes, you need to revert back to a back up that hasn't crashed.
  12. Josh Ormond

    Email Account Authentication with G Suite

    Have you tried using an app password? Depending on how the account is set up, it may be the only way Gmail works consistently. You name the app password, so you can remember it. Then copy the password it gives you. Then enter that app password into the SMTP settings in the script step. This has resolved all the problems I was having, especially on an account where 2FA was on. https://support.google.com/a/answer/1032419?hl=en
  13. Josh Ormond

    Mac OS Mojave and FMPA 17

    Yeah. I totally feel your pain.
  14. Josh Ormond

    FM17 Server installs way outdated PHP

    I will venture to say that the engineering team is much smaller than you think it is. Plus, as they have stated, their focus right now is on the DataAPI.

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