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Slide-a-Block Views for FileMaker Go 13

Slide-a-Block Views for FileMaker Go 13

I recommend bookmarking this page if there is iOS design in your future.  Yann Liqueur-Salzédo of Infografix.eu provides three ways to design layouts on iOS uisng one FileMaker layout to handle both portrait and landscape design. With the addition of a new script trigger OnRotation of device, the hidden objects appear and disappear as needed.  Yann not(…)

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FileMaker Developer Career Story: Brian Voll, Man on a Mission! – YouTube

FileMaker Developer Career Story: Brian Voll, Man on a Mission! – YouTube

Another well made video bio of a young FileMaker developer professional, this time of Brian Voss of aAcesoft software in Brooklyn.  Kudos to Brian and to Mary Pitzen for putting themselves in front of the camera and advancing both their cause and their careers! Published on Oct 13, 2014 It all started back in high(…)

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Filemaker Success Tips 320

Filemaker Success Tips 320

Listen while driving, biking, or walking. Or sitting still, if you must.  Thu, 23 October 2014 320_FM_Success_Tips Typical mistakes in decoupling scripts, 2 theme tools Direct download: 320_FM_Success_Tips.mp3 Category:podcasts – posted at: 5:30 PM Filemaker Success Tips : 320_FM_Success_Tips.

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Exporting vCards from FileMaker Pro 13 | HomeBase Software

Exporting vCards from FileMaker Pro 13 | HomeBase Software

Back in August, I reached out for help with outputting Vcards from FileMaker and Douglas Alder was one of several (thanks  to you all, btw) who reached out to help.  And he was right:  it’s way harder than it should be to output to both Mac and  Windows, and the biggest issue is with the “Export(…)

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  1. EfficientBizz: I completely agree about using virtual lists for this kind of application. I made similar experiences with creating .ICS files.…

Upcoming FileMaker Webinars

Upcoming FileMaker Webinars

Optimizing your database to run fast from the server is critical, and not necessarily an easy thing to do.  The one hour seminars that FileMaker has been making for a while are very helpful, and FileMaker makes them available on demand afterwards.  FileMaker is offering two sessions Tuesday, October 28th.  Follow the link below to(…)

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FileMaker Developer Career Profile: Mary Pitzen, Aimed for Success – YouTube

FileMaker Developer Career Profile: Mary Pitzen, Aimed for Success – YouTube

It  seems FileMaker is taking a new tact in it’s advertising and marketing efforts. So far, I’ve seen two videos like this one–one each for a man and a woman–designed to entice other young people to look into developing FileMaker as a career.  It’s a smart move for those with an interest in programming and(…)

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  1. FileMaker Developer Career Profile: Mary Pitzen...: […] It seems FileMaker is taking a new tact in it’s advertising and marketing efforts.So far, I’ve seen two videos…

How to Install Barcode Creator into FM Starting Point – YouTube

How to Install Barcode Creator into FM Starting Point – YouTube

A very simple way to install Todd Geist’s Barcode Creator into FM Starting Point–or any FileMaker solution, for that matter. Published on Oct 17, 2014 Geist Interactive’s Barcode Creator is a great companion tool for FM Starting Point 4.2. By copying in a few scripts, you can be scanning barcodes in less than a minute!(…)

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Building a Visual Progress Tracker in FileMaker

Building a Visual Progress Tracker in FileMaker

Alexis Allen of Designing FileMaker has a new guest blogger, John Renfrew of attitiude, and his first article is on adding a visually pleasing way to build an automatic progress tracker that provides instant feedback to a client as the project progresses through the process: I’m pleased to present a guest post from John Renfrew,(…)

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FMEasySync | A FileMaker Sync Framework

FMEasySync | A FileMaker Sync Framework

Tim Dietrich’s just released FMEasySync V1.3, an open source license database that synchs FileMaker Databases.  This version fixes some bugs from v1.2.  Here’s to Tim for sharing his timeless work.  I’ll be using this on my next synch project. Looking for an easy, powerful, and reliable way to sync FileMaker databases? You’ve come to the(…)

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FileMaker Mentoring | Learning FileMaker The Easy Way!

FileMaker Mentoring | Learning FileMaker The Easy Way!

Mentoring/coaching young talent (or talent of any age, for that matter) is a fulfilling and rewarding experience for both parties.  I have direct experience with both roles in the immediate past in the area of business coaching.  FileMaker Mentoring, the brain child of Egbert Friedrich, is a great start, and one that will start spawning a(…)

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Great Looking jQuery Charts in FileMaker

Great Looking jQuery Charts in FileMaker

For the more adventurous developers out there, Aaron Giard brings the fourth in his series on using jQuery inside a FileMaker webviewer to build and display charts.  But don’t be intimidated!  Using jQuery for charts can be broken down into a discrete set of actions: Download the Chart.js library from Github (there is a zip download(…)

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FileMaker Function of the Week: EvaluationError

FileMaker Function of the Week: EvaluationError

One of the most frustrating situations in FileMaker is when you get a “?” in your calculation instead of the answer to the calculation.  Stuart Gripman of FullCityConsulting has a very elegant solution for tracking down the error code lurking behind the “?” using the EvaluationError function: When FileMaker is faced with this, or any, unsolvable(…)

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Can you use FileMaker Pro 12/13’s Document Management Features without Server?

Can you use FileMaker Pro 12/13’s Document Management Features without Server?

Yes, you can!  And you have Douglas Alder at Homebase Software to thank for showing us how to do it.  For some reason, I just assumed it would work, but it’s good to see someone do it–and write about it: Many small businesses take advantage of FileMaker Pro’s ability to host up to 5 clients(…)

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