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Save and Edit Buttons in FileMaker!

Save and Edit Buttons in FileMaker!

I’VE WANTED Save and Edit Buttons in FileMaker since I first used it in 1989.  I was using Omnis Pro 5 at the time, and it had that built in back then.  Load a record, click edit, make changes, click save.  Pretty simple, it seemed to me. Well, James Wesolowski and Colibri Solutions have made use(…)

FileMaker Custom Function: RequestSQL

FileMaker Custom Function: RequestSQL

This custom function was brought to my attention the it’s creator, Caleb Miranda.  Simple, and when you find a use for it, easy to implement: This function has the purpose of retrieving a simple value from another table. It always seemed so obvious for me, but I didn’t find it before The idea is, one(…)

Creating New Records in a FileMaker Portal With a Twist

Creating New Records in a FileMaker Portal With a Twist

JAMES CURRIE of Weetbicks shows off a neat little trick to add rows to a FileMaker portal using the FileMaker 13 field to conditionally hide fields. Hiding the contents of the last row We can now specify a simple calculation to hide the contents of the last row. We select all the objects that we(…)

FileMaker Web Seminar: Top 10 Things to Think About When Designing for iOS – YouTube

FileMaker Web Seminar: Top 10 Things to Think About When Designing for iOS – YouTube

DESIGNING FOR IOS IS DIFFERENT, and requires a developer to re-think the interface.  And as FileMaker evolves, new functions, like swipe commands, add more to the list of things to consider.  Take some time to read the Apple Human Interface Guidelines and to watch this video: FileMaker Web Seminar: Top 10 Things to Think About When(…)

How A Window Sign Business Saved $40,000 Using FileMaker

How A Window Sign Business Saved $40,000 Using FileMaker

HATS OFF TO COLIBRI SOLUTIONS FOR A GREAT SUCCESS STORY.  Not to mention a pretty slick FileMaker Go solution that ended up saving  their client $40,000.  Here’s the situation: Our display contractors are quite literally our “feet on the street,” and the poster installation process is labor-intensive. Our contractors must work to exacting standards, removing(…)

Those Darn Escape Codes

Those Darn Escape Codes

NOT QUITE AS GOOD AS A DECODER RING, but still a handy little utility file.  Stuart Gripman of FullCity Consulting built a little database that decodes over 3000 escape codes into regular english: Sometimes cutting and pasting content and code from websites can be fraught with frustration. Some of the biggest headache makers are escape codes- representations of(…)

FMAuthenticator | Two-Factor Authentication for FileMaker

FMAuthenticator | Two-Factor Authentication for FileMaker

TIM DIETRICH OF FMAUTHENTICATOR (and FileMaker Addict, among others) offers two factor authentication through FileMaker: FMAuthenticator is a technique for implementing two-factor authentication (2FA) in the FileMaker database platform. What is Two-factor Authentication? Two-factor authentication requires users to provide two forms of identification before being granted access to a system. The two forms of identification(…)

11 websites that perfect UX by focusing on details | Webdesigner Depot

11 websites that perfect UX by focusing on details | Webdesigner Depot

THIS ARTICLE FOCUSES ON DESIGN ASPECTS OF WEBSITES.  While not directly about FileMaker, many of the concepts in this piece apply to general design principles for any computer base program: Charles Eames said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” A website is a composite of details—and its content is communicated through(…)

Extending FileMaker’s PDF capabilities with PDFtk Server | FileMakerHacks

Extending FileMaker’s PDF capabilities with PDFtk Server | FileMakerHacks

AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, FileMaker Pro does a pretty good job making pdf’s, either a single output job from a single layout, or stringing several output jobs together from several layouts and producing a single pdf document at the end. Easy enough. Kevin Frank at FileMakerHacks had a more challenging problem: But what if you have(…)