Re-Thinking is the new Rebuilding | the beezwax buzz

Re-Thinking is the new Rebuilding

Posted by vince 06/18/2013 at 11:22AM

Republished from the original InspectorPro Wiki article.

Sometimes you just need to start over and to take a fresh look at how you are doing things. Many of you know that I usually like to start things anew, but its also understandable that this is impractical at times.

However, with the release of FileMaker 12, I was inspired to dive deep into how InspectorPro 4 (IP4) was architected and change my way of thinking. It isn't about REBUILDING per se, but rather this is about RE-THINKING your solutions as you move to FM 12.

At its core, InspectorPro is itself a FileMaker database. The previous version, Inspector Pro 3 (IP3) was originally architected as FileMaker Pro 7 file, and continuously remodeled as we moved all the way through FileMaker Pro 11. InspectorPro 4 on the other hand was built as a FileMaker 12 solution.

I wanted to tell you more about the approach I used. Hopefully it will give you some ideas as you start to re-think, and ultimately rebuild, solutions in FileMaker 12.

Re-thinking InspectorPro 4 in FileMaker 12

In 're-thinking' IP4, with FileMaker 12, I was able to do a number of things. Primarily I was able to dramatically improve performance over IP3. There were a number of contributing factors that led to this improved performance. But one of the core changes was the very extensive use of the new ExecuteSQL function in FileMaker 12.

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