I use Filemaker Pro 14 to communicate with my cabinet shop. I host my databases on a remote server that costs me $55 per month. The total ecosystem consists of three iMacs, three iPads and an i-Phone. The iPads & iPhone are, of course, hooked to the database with FM GO.
I am usually fairly slow to adopt new software and new operating systems for several reasons. For many years I was first in line for every hardware and software upgrade. Over time I accumulated a lot of software and a lot of machines. The machines were always smarter than me and the software plenty competent enough. None of the new features were compelling enough to jump ship from what I was working with. Usually an upgrade on a piece of software required an upgrade to OSX. I couldn't simply upgrade one piece of software without upgrading all of the software and sometimes this meant I needed new work stations as well.
I would be happy with Filemaker 14 for the rest of my life. My CAD software is out of date but I can play it like a piano. I prefer desktop applications over cloud based solutions. I am also getting a little fatigued by everybody having their hand in my pocket for $70 a month. (The software companies seem to have concluded where price elasticity kicks in)
Enough of my rant: MY QUESTION is: Is it possible to add (FM14 compatible) Filemaker Go to to additional iPads if they are accessing FM14 based solutions?
We have Filemaker server, and the techs in the field are sometimes in areas where the wifi/cellular service is sketchy at best. I was wondering what the best solution would be. I guess put the database on the devices (iPads) themselves and then create a script to import the offline data? I heard there are plugins to sync the data with the server.
Just thought I'd throw it out there and see what experience other people have had.
By Randy Bennett
I am trying to input address into FileMaker Go from Google Maps (all from iPhone).
My thinking is this:
I drop a pin in Google Maps Click on 'Share' Hit 'Copy' Go to FileMaker GO Paste the address However, when I do this - it will paste too much information - a) Name of location/business, b) address and c) https://goo.gl/maps...... URL
Is there a way to only copy / paste the address OR URL (but not both at the same time)?
Maybe I'm going about this all wrong (probably) - but I just need a simple way to copy and paste an address into FileMaker Go. and then later click on that address and view back in Google Maps.
Hi all, I need to go to different layouts depending on device and parameters and while the script functions fine for the desktop I can not get it to go to the correct layout in the iPhone. What am I doing wrong.
Sorry all, found my level of stupid and answered it myself.
Hello. Working on my first FMGo solution. I've locked the zoom and turned off the menus so that things aren't crazy bouncing around all the time.
I have a large detailed graphic in the middle of the layout. I would like the user to be able to zoom and slide that graphic to see more detail and or simply move around the visible portion. Can I use gestures to do this? (Pinch, expand, and finger slide, or whatever that's called.) If so, how would I go about figuring this out (I couldn't find an example anywhere).
Thanks in advance for any help!
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