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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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FileMaker Offers Free Guide to Designing High Performance FileMaker Solutions for iOS, Desktops and the Web

FileMaker Offers Free Guide to Designing High Performance FileMaker Solutions for iOS, Desktops and the Web

Guide includes step-by-step examples and quick tips; free bonus webinar on Oct. 28 FileMaker today announced the “Performance” guide, a free, 30-page electronic guide to building high-performance custom FileMaker solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. First in a series of FileMaker guides focused on solution design, the Performance guide is(…)

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Buy One FileMaker Pro, Give One FileMaker Pro!

Buy One FileMaker Pro, Give One FileMaker Pro!

From now until December 10th, it’s essentially buy one FileMaker Pro 13, get one free.  Merry Christmas! Offer Terms This offer is limited to one bonus download of either FileMaker Pro 13 or FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced and an associated License Key per person, household company, or other entity. You may purchase either one license of(…)

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  1. Buy One FileMaker Pro, Give One FileMaker Pro! ...: […] From now until December 10th, it's essentially buy one FileMaker Pro 13, get one free. Merry Christmas!  […]

Easy FileMaker modal edit dialogs with full rollback support

Easy FileMaker modal edit dialogs with full rollback support

Artie Brosuis of Soliant Computing re-visits the transactional technique for rolling back changes to a record when the need arises.  Brosius spends a lot of time explaining why and when this is necessary, and even more time showing the proper implementation.  This is good.  The more detail, the better, especially for beginners and intermediate level(…)

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FileMaker Get(WindowMode) Function

FileMaker Get(WindowMode) Function

A simple little twist that leads to an improved user interface.  Bob Kelley of the Scarpetta Group combines the Get(windowmode) function with “Hide Object” feature in FileMaker 13 to only show/hide certain buttons when in Find mode, making it less confusing to users, and limiting their ability to change course in the middle of a paused(…)

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Free iOS App 10/14/14 only – TinyScan Pro – PDF scanner to scan multipage documents on the App Store on iTunes

Free iOS App 10/14/14 only – TinyScan Pro – PDF scanner to scan multipage documents on the App Store on iTunes

This free iOS app is available on today, 10/14/14 only.  Registration required to access. TinyScan Pro – The little app that scans everything* Scan documents, photos, receipts, or just about anything* Lightning fast and gorgeously designed for both iPhone and iPad* Batch mode combines multiple scans into a single PDFIS THAT A SCANNER IN YOUR(…)

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How does FileMaker’s Content Management Starter Solution work? – YouTube

How does FileMaker’s Content Management Starter Solution work? – YouTube

FileMakerVideos and Richard Carlton pops the hood on the FileMaker Content Management Starter Solution.  They do some very nice stuff with the GetContainerAttribute function, container fields and some slide controls.  Dropping a file on the container fields shows the metadata for that particular type of file.  And the trick is to stack sliders and show the(…)

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FileMaker Scripting Best Practices and Conventions | DB Services

FileMaker Scripting Best Practices and Conventions | DB Services

Emory Brown of DBServices weighs in with best scripting practices and conventions: In application development, you want to build systems for the end user and it is important to keep the developer in mind when coding, so the application is usable behind the scenes as well as upfront. At DB Services we have several conventions(…)

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The Sony QX Lenses Give Your Phone Superpowers

The Sony QX Lenses Give Your Phone Superpowers

Connects wirelessly with your smart phone without a wifi network nearby, your phone acts as the viewfinder, and you control the lens with your phone.  Way cool. Incredibly sharp optics + a 4x larger sensor = amazing phoneography Photo 101: your lens goes on your camera. Your cameradoes not go inside of your lens. … the QX(…)

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Field Protection Script Triggers – Modular FileMaker

Field Protection Script Triggers – Modular FileMaker

TODD WEIL’S script trigger solution offers a field by field method of locking down data.  This is handy at times, but suffers from some drawbacks in operation: It take two script triggers attached to the field:  onObject Enter and onObjectExit.  You may need one of those to test for other purposes, which would lead to(…)

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FileMaker User Group Virtual Meeting

FileMaker User Group Virtual Meeting

The New Mexico FileMaker User Group’s next meeting is Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 MST We have been experimenting with “Virtual Attendance” via zoom.us teleconferencing software.  If you are interested in attending virtually, please RSVP to Don Clark at don at filemakerprogurus.com.  With our current subscription limitation at zoom, we are restricted to 25 respondents, so don’t wait to(…)

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