Category archive: FileMaker

FileMaker Menu

FileMaker Menu

Purpose: This is a great little utility tool to help organize and manage the layouts within a solution. To create records of the layouts in the solution and allow the developer a simple tool for finding and managing the layouts. By using global variables for the layout titles, you can change the name of the…

Dynamic Record Creation and Finds with FileMaker

Dynamic Record Creation and Finds with FileMaker

Welcome to Dynamicus ( A Modular FileMaker Project )  Purpose: Go somewhere, do something Toolbox: A compilation of modular, parameter heavy scripts Main Scripts: – Create one or multiple records or requests and set the field values with solution.record [master] – Go to a layout ( using various window controls ) with core.control [go to…

FileMaker HTML CSS Progress Bar

FileMaker HTML CSS Progress Bar

So, over the past few months I have been obsessed with finding a way to make a CSS progress bar to run via FileMaker’s Webviewer that was easy to setup. I saw a few methods that were really simple and nice. One that was really simple was from Cimbura.com. Another one by Excelisys is really…

FileMaker 14 Field Placeholders and Repeating Fields

FileMaker 14 Field Placeholders and Repeating Fields

Here is nice little discovery I made the other night. It shows how to label each cell in a repeating field when you have it as a single object. I might not be groundbreaking stuff, but I found it kinda cool, felt it was worth sharing. All it takes is a little pattern counting based…

AppTalk::FileMaker Pro

AppTalk::FileMaker Pro

FileMaker Pro is a database design application that allows you to create a database to handle virtually any type of workflow requirements. It has lots of native tools to help you setup the database, create relationship between tables, create layouts, and create scripts. Also, it has a plugin architecture that allows you to use third-party…

My Experience at the 2013 FileMaker DevCon

My Experience at the 2013 FileMaker DevCon

This past summer I was fortunate to have been able to attend the annual FileMaker developers conference in San Diego, California. There were so many sessions and only so much time in a day, but thanks the DevCon2013 application for FileMaker Go I was able to navigate through the session schedule with easy to determine…

My First Thoughts about FileMaker

In 2010 I started working at Rayment and Collins, that is when I first heard of FileMaker. The company had an existing solution comprised of 4-5 data files, none of which were connected to each other; meaning they ran as a separated database, not sharing or passing any information from one database to the other….

FileMaker as a Rapid Application Development Technology

FileMaker as a Rapid Application Development Technology

FileMaker Inc. positions FileMaker as a Rapid Application Platform. So what does this mean? It means that business oriented databases can be started rather quickly, but more importantly FileMaker allows the development process of a business solution to adapt to changes in the business rather fast. From my experience when we start a new FileMaker…

FileMaker – The friendly kid

FileMaker – The friendly kid

Last year I attended a FileMaker GO seminar at Jump IT in Toronto, hosted by David Pong of FileMaker Canada. As David was talking about FileMaker he made a simple analogy about FileMakers ability to connect to multiple types of database platforms. “[Within the world of database applications and platforms], FileMaker is the friendly kid…

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