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Added Security – Auto Close a FileMaker Pro Database

Added Security – Auto Close a FileMaker Pro Database

WORRIED ABOUT SENSITIVE DATA?  Leaving your database open leaves your data exposed.  Doug Alder has a simple to implement work-around:  Use a FileMaker script step to close the database after a specified time period.  Details and examples at the link. Auto Close a FileMaker Pro Database After a Set Interval Using an OnTimer Script Step(…)

Quickly Open Networked Files in FileMaker Pro

Quickly Open Networked Files in FileMaker Pro

I have use the shortcut/alias method without problems for years.  If FileMaker is not recommending it, it likely means some change in the protocol that will break the shortcut/alias method is in the offing.  I wonder when? Guests should open hosted databases by choosing Open Remote from the File menu and then selecting the file from(…)

Auto-highlight a new portal row using conditional formatting and an onTimer script | The Philadelphia FileMaker User Group

Auto-highlight a new portal row using conditional formatting and an onTimer script | The Philadelphia FileMaker User Group

Auto-highlight a new portal row using conditional formatting and an onTimer script Published on November 13, 2013. 0 Comments When you’re building a robust FileMaker solution, you might find yourself in a situation where you want to control additions to a portal row via a scripted process rather than by using the “Allow creation of records in this(…)

HierarchyLite – FileMaker Pro 12 Tips and Tricks Demo!

HierarchyLite – FileMaker Pro 12 Tips and Tricks Demo!

Very nice – download this file if you haven’t already. HierarchyLite – FileMaker Pro 12 Tips and Tricks Demo! March 22nd, 2013 HierarchyLite - FileMaker Pro® 12 Tips and Tricks Demo of a Simplified Approach to Hierarchal Portals! Another FREE FileMaker Pro 12 Tips and Tricks Demo file showing an even more simplified approach to hierarchal portals by Doug(…)

FileMaker Quick Tip 23 Exporting Cross Platform vCards from FileMaker

FileMaker Quick Tip 23 Exporting Cross Platform vCards from FileMaker

Something that should be real easy – turns out it’s not.  Good lesson about character codes, FileMaker symbols, utf-8 and more…Thanks Darren! FileMaker Quick Tip #23: Exporting Cross Platform vCards from FileMaker Published on September 19, 2013 by Darren Burgess How can we use vCards in our FileMaker Database? vCard is a standard file format for distributing contact(…)