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Sending HTML Email from FileMaker | the beezwax buzz

Sending HTML Email from FileMaker | the beezwax buzz | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it

It comes up time and again: "How can I send a formatted email from FileMaker?"

 

You see, FileMaker natively supports only plain text emails; you're on your own if you want rich text or HTML.

 

But it is possible!

 

Here's a list of options for (nearly) painlessly sending HTML emails from FileMaker.


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Using Color in FileMaker

Using Color in FileMaker | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
“ Alexis Allen posted a must read article on the use of colors in FileMaker, and covers in quite some detail: The fourth in a series on the basics of visual design for FileMaker. Colour is one of the most important elements of a design.”
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Parsing Data in FileMaker

Parsing Data in FileMaker | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
“ No, parsing is not a spelling mistake; it’s a term used to describe separating data into different elements. In this short video, we’re going to separate out a single address field, into separate address, city, state and zip fields, using FileMaker’s enormously powerful replace function. ”

I’ve broken the steps down into very easy to follow ones and this technique can be used in a lot of different situations so you should find it useful; that is, if you aren’t already doing this type of stuff on a daily basis.


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No, parsing is not a spelling mistake; it’s a term used to describe separating data into different elements. In this short video, we’re going to separate out a single address field, into separate address, city, state and zip fields, using FileMaker’s enormously powerful replace function. I’ve broken the steps down into very easy to follow ones and this technique can be used in a lot of different situations so you should find it useful; that is, if you aren’t already doing this type of stuff on a daily basis.
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Filemaker Pro 14 Attendance tracking | YouTube (1:19'39")

“ This tutorial shows you how to track attendance for students in a school or any other type of setting.”

Students can be related to classes and attendance can be taken by automatically entering the students that are following a certain class.


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New in 14: Welcome | FileMaker Community

New in 14: Welcome | FileMaker Community | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
“ Thanks for your interest in the FileMaker 14 Platform, which brings new speed and flexibility to your solutions, whether they are used on the desktop, iOS, or the web.”

We've (FileMaker Inc) selected some of the top features to share with you in the lessons below, most of which include step-by-step exercises that take place in an example solution. You can work through them sequentially using the navigation links at the top and bottom of the screen, or skip around using this page.

Hope you find them useful!


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Filemaker Google Calendar API - Modular FileMaker

Filemaker Google Calendar API - Modular FileMaker | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it

I’ve been working on accessing the Google Calendar API 3 thru Filemaker and put together this quick summary of what I’ve learned. It is all Filemaker programming, no other language skills required. This file contains scripts to invoke four Google Calendar functions: create calendar, create event, edit event and delete event. The scripts are not dependent on layouts, fields or custom functions and can be copied and pasted into your fm file. All parameters are entered in the script parameter when calling the API scripts. A parameter template is at the beginning of each API script. There are many more calendar functions that can easily be implemented using the same technique used here.

FileMaker_GoogleCalendarAPI.fmp12


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Automator for Mac OS X: Tutorial and Examples - Ray Wenderlich

Automator for Mac OS X: Tutorial and Examples - Ray Wenderlich | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
Learn how to use Automator for Mac OS X to automate tedious workflows in this tutorial with five complete examples.
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14 for 14: Setting up cool looking buttons just got easier

14 for 14: Setting up cool looking buttons just got easier | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
14 for 14: Setting up cool looking buttons just got easier
Digital Fusion are leading web and FileMaker developers with offices in Christchurch and Sydney
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Video – FileMaker Pro Tip -n- Trick: Quick Single-Double Click Trick

  Video: FileMaker Pro Tip -n- Trick: Quick Single-Double Click Trick   Video By Richard Carlton Consulting & Content Provided by Excelisys RCC came across Andy's FileMaker Pro Tip -n- Trick single-double click quick demo file and loved the simplicity of how it helps you add the ability to support a double-click on objects within FileMaker Pro. He thought this…
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Drag and Drop Images from a Web Viewer in FileMaker Pro on a Macintosh

Drag and Drop Images from a Web Viewer in FileMaker Pro on a Macintosh | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it

FileMaker Pro is turning out to be a great document and image management system with some of the new features to do with Container Fields.

However there is one little annoying ‘feature’ holdover from previous versions —when using Drag and Drop of images from a Web Browser or Web Viewer (Sarari or Firefox) into container fields on a Macintosh, instead of an image showing up in the field, a text URL will be displayed.

The Solution: Fortunately FileMaker Pro also brought the very useful Insert from URL script step.

By employing a script trigger using the Insert from URL script step, the missing drag and drop functionality can be fixed.

 

Look at Douglas ALDER blog for more details ...


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FileMaker 14: A Database For DIY Apps | InformationWeek

FileMaker 14: A Database For DIY Apps | InformationWeek | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it

FileMaker 14 features new tools to make DIY mobile database apps possible for non-programmers.


In the enterprise software world we spend a lot of time talking about the big guns -- Oracle, IBM DB2, SAP HANA, and the like.

Those are critical as the foundations for large enterprise applications, but there are thousands of applications that organizations need that require a database, but perhaps not quite as much database as the big guns provide.

Let's talk about the database on a slightly smaller scale.

 

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Material icons | Google Design

Material icons | Google Design | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
Material icons are beautifully crafted, delightful, and easy to use in your web, Android, and iOS projects.

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Didier Daglinckx's curator insight, June 12, 11:43 AM

A small part of a great resource for app developers including FileMaker developers.

 

Do not hesitate to explore this Google Design place !

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Dropbox to FileMaker Integration

Dropbox to FileMaker Integration | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
An elegant integration between FileMaker and Dropbox where you can see and manipulate Dropbox content in a FileMaker portal. No plugins required.
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New in iOS 9: Native print preview | FileMaker Go Tip

New in iOS 9: Native print preview | FileMaker Go Tip | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
“ I don't often use AirPrint to print from my iPad or iPhone, but occasionally I find the need to do so.”

One of the things that’s always bugged me about printing from my iPad is the lack of any sort of print preview.

Prior to iOS 9, if you wanted to print directly from the native iOS share sheet, you pretty much had to go into the whole ordeal blind, as you weren’t provided with a print preview.

With iOS 9, things have changed. You’ll now find a native print preview option whenever you invoke the printing dialogue from the native share sheet.


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Filemaker Pro 14 Event Registration | YouTube (1:11'37")

“ This tutorial shows you how to register people for an event. It allows you to track who was there.”
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Remote Containers | FileMaker 14 - YouTube (9'33")

“ Remote containers make for smart and efficient document management.”

Learn how to set up remote containers properly and start using them today!


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Reference for FileMaker

“ Download "Reference for FileMaker" today to have an easy to use FileMaker Pro reference app at your finger tips.”

Seasoned developers always have a FileMaker reference available for looking up a FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server script step, function, or integrating with html.


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FM 14: Separation Aggregation Aggravation revisited

FM 14: Separation Aggregation Aggravation revisited | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
“ A little over four years ago I posted the original version of this article, exploring a technique that worked fine in FM 11, but that broke and required extensive work arounds in FM 12 and 13. What...”
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Test Data Generator

Test Data Generator | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it

Manual Entry of Test Data Discourages Testing

When testing the functionality of a solution, software developers frequently have to create test records, which requires them to enter in test data. If the fields requiring a value include a name field, I'm good to go for about 5-6 records, until I exhaust the 'first name' supply that I seem to keep handy in my brain. If I also need to enter in address data, I'm hopeless. Pretty soon, I'm just typing in "xxx" or "asdf". If there's data validation in place, then I'm in real trouble.

The net effect of this manual entry is it discourages effective testing.

 

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100 Brilliant Color Combinations: And How to Apply Them to Your Designs – Design School

100 Brilliant Color Combinations: And How to Apply Them to Your Designs – Design School | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
A stunning collection of color palettes inspired by food, nature, travel and everyday items. Free to download in Canva!
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Tip-n-Trick: Gotcha’s When Assigning and Using Variables

Tip-n-Trick: Gotcha’s When Assigning and Using Variables | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
  Gotcha's When Assigning and Using Variables   by Andy Frazier   "Learn from the master, you must!"                 If you do any development outside of FileMaker Pro (and trust me, if only to learn different ways of approaching problems, you really should), you know that there's a…
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FileMaker Dialing VOIP Phone with SIP & X-Lite | FileMaker - YouTube (11'10")

Integrating your database with VOIP (voice over IP) is easier than you think. This gives you cool options for managing an inside sales team.

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Barcode Creator for FileMaker Updated to v1.2.0 | geist interactive

Barcode Creator for FileMaker Updated to v1.2.0 | geist interactive | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
Barcode Creator is the easiest way to create barcodes with FileMaker.

 

It doesn’t need plugins, fonts, or servers.

It works on the entire FileMaker platform.

It supports FileMaker versions 12, 13 and 14.  

It takes just a couple of minutes to install.


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20 best JavaScript chart libraries

20 best JavaScript chart libraries | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it

JavaScript chart libraries have emerged as the most powerful tools for visualizing data in the form of beautiful, easy to understand, interactive charts.

 

They make it easier to extract and convey key patterns and insights that are often not apparent with static charts.

 

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Didier Daglinckx's curator insight, June 13, 11:07 AM

Also look at FileMaker Magazine if you are a subscriber

 

Charting with #FileMaker can be immensely visual.

 

Try this video. http://fmgo.to/1HArbbK ; (subscribers)

 

FileMaker Magazine @filemakermag 12/06/2015 
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What is a Join table and when do you need one?

What is a Join table and when do you need one? | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
I just found a 32 minute video (about 27 minutes too long) on creating a Join table.  Here is a simple 5 minute one explaining what is a join table, when it is needed and how to set one up. As alwa...

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