By Prasad Khandagale
We are happy to announce the launch of the next FM Quizilla – Our Flagship product for FileMaker developers to practice for the FileMaker Certification exam. FM Quizilla supports aspiring developers who wish to be FileMaker 18 Certified. LEARN – EXPERIENCE – PRACTICE giving FileMaker 18 certification exam on your phone or tablet.
What FM Quizilla offers?
Even as FileMaker is reborn as Claris International Inc. and assumed a new brand identity -- MetaSys Software continues to bring to you the latest version , with all the features you have come to expect !
FM Quizilla has got a well-researched question bank along with questions related to FileMaker 18. Features like Practice test, Historical Analysis, Reviewing Answers, Tracking your progress will all continue to help you with learning and preparation for certification.
How can the users gain more from this app?
Users can download the trial version of the app and explore all the app features and a limited number of questions.
Note: Those who purchased the previous version of the app – FM Quizillaa for FileMaker 17 and FileMaker 16 can continue to use it.
For more info. https://www.metasyssoftware.com/fm-quizilla
Over a year ago, I started an ambitious project; to develop a FileMaker solution where everything happens on a single screen. It has been much more work than I had anticipated but 8 projects later, it has been defined and refined to the poiint where it is now bulletproof and will work for any solution for any industry.
On January 3, 2020 I will be releasing NautilusFM to the community under an open source (BSD) license so that anybody and everybody can benefit and learn from it. The release includes a comprehensive ebook with step-by-step instructions and an example file to illustrate all of the techniques and methodologies used; that example file could easily be used as a basis for projects and contains the basis functionality required for every business
NautilusFM is a framework, a methodology for development. To read the background story
NautilusFM is NOT a FileMaker solution although the example file is.
To find out exactly what NautilusFM is
If you have a company or organization and want to find out how NautilusFM can benefit you
To watch a quick tour of the NautilusFM example file
To get a copy of the completely unlocked and open Example file, please fill out the simple request form
As soon as the file is ready, you'll receive a copy of it via email.
I'm excited to share it with the community.
Hi, I am using the Base Elements plugin Execute SQL command to select SQL on a table in another FileMaker file. For a file with many fields and quite a lot data in some fields, this times as about 1 minute just for SQL SELECT command for 1,000 rows. I haven't used MBS (monkeybread software) plugin yet, but I wonder if anyone knows if it is significantly faster?
I.e. BE_FileMakerSQL vs. MBS(FM.SQL.Execute..) - is one significantly faster?
Here's the code to select 1,000 rows for reference, $timer_seconds comes as about 60 seconds here. If I export same table internally in FileMaker using the menu export to Excel, it takes 29 minutes for all 41,000 rows, so timing seems similar for the Base Elements SQL. (NB there is some flag going on here in the FileMaker database so internal export gets 41,000 rows but script SQL SELECT COUNT(*) gets 200,000 rows for same table, but I don't think that is relevant to my question).
Set Variable [$time1; Value: Get(CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds)] Set Variable [$part_ca; Value: BE_FileMakerSQL ( "SELECT * FROM Contact_ACTIVITY OFFSET 100000 ROWS FETCH FIRST 1000 ROWS ONLY" ; "&≠≠&" ; "EOR≠≠EOR" ; "DataContacts11" )] Set Variable [$timer_seconds; Value: (Get(CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds) - $time1) / 1000] MBS command I think would be something like:
MBS( "FM.SQL.Execute"; "DataContacts11"; "SELECT * FROM Contact_ACTIVITY OFFSET 100000 ROWS FETCH FIRST 1000 ROWS ONLY" ; ...delimiters here I'm assuming.. ) We only have base FileMaker here on machine I am using, which can run the Base Elements plugin, but to run MBS plugin, needs FileMaker Pro Advanced to install it I think, am getting several databases in roughly same FM format where script workspace disabled, hence need to use SQL select run from script in my own external FileMaker file. Might consider getting FMP Pro Advanced if MBS is faster.
Tx any suggestions!
By Peter Barfield
Well, I'm new to SQL and have used it in it's basic select mode.
Now I have been asked too create a dashboard using data from different tables to display. Which on the most part is OK and working great.
I have had a request for a top customer list for the month and previous month (say best 5 ranked from 1-5.) and not together so 2 seperate views
I am able to pull customers and SUM totals (seperately)for the month using SELECT DISTINCT I am able to get a list of the customers for the month. How would you then get a total or SUM of the invoice amounts for the given month with the customer name and their total ? also is there a similar function to FRACTION in filemaker?
Listed is my SQL Statement that just returns a ?
Which I understand to mean a syntax error however, being a SQL "Virgin" any halp would be appreciated. I know I am able to do this natively through filemaker however, as I said this is for a dashboard that uses data from a number of tables.
Here is my calc that is obviously wrong.
Currently working with Filemaker 15 Advanced.
Let ( [
ReturnSub = "\n" ;
SQLResult = ExecuteSQL (
"SELECT DISTINCT (a.\"Customer Name\"), SUM(a.\"InvoiceTotal\")
FROM \"Invoices \" a
WHERE a.\"Invoice Sub Total\" > ? AND a.\"InvoiceMonth\" = ? AND a.\"InvoiceYear\" = ? AND a.\"Job Status\" <> ?"
GROUP ON a.\"Customer Name\" ASC;
" " ; "|*|" ;
"0" ; Month(Get(CurrentDate))-1 ; Year(Get(CurrentDate)); "Giveaway"
) ] ;
Substitute ( SQLResult ; [ ¶ ; ReturnSub ] ; [ "|*|" ; ¶ ] )
This is Part 2 of a 2 part (90 minute) amazing conversation with Rick Kalman, Director of Product Management for FileMaker, and Robert Holsey, Senior Product Manager for FileMaker. Rick and Robert talk about, among other things, Claris Connect, the benefits of acquisition instead of strategic partnerships, save as XML, responsive layouts, Apple's influence, live database development, moving to a web first strategy and changes to the relationship graph. We are very honored that they took so much of their time to talk with us candidly and openly.
Part 1 was released last Wednesday and has had over 700 downloads. Thanks to all for listening. Steven Blackwell tweeted that it was an 'Exceptionally significant PodCast' and that 'All #FileMaker developers should listen.'
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