Today's release of FileMaker Pro 15 brings a welcome performance boost in the form of in-line portal progress indicators, a.k.a threaded portals. Ian Jempson (@ianjempson) was kind enough to provide me with a test file that he built, and today's demo file is based on Ian's work, and shared with his permission. The purpose of…
FileMaker 15 platform has been released and with it we have seen the introduction of the ‘Concealed Edit Box’. You can use the concealed edit box to hide sensitive information you don’t want displayed on your screen. Characters you enter are masked by a “•” symbol. The main use developers will have for the concealed
Designing Perfect Text Field: Clarity, Accessibility and User Effort by Nick Babich
For any app or web application, nothing will ever happen without some initial and ongoing input from the user. It is, therefore, critical that product designers, developer and product managers understand the best ways to allow them to do so. In this article we’ll examine key factors that improve data input by focusing on text fields. Keep in mind that these are general guideline and there are exceptions to every rule.
Demo: Very simple synchronization using Dropbox Av Rolf Many users work with a single FileMaker Pro database, copy the database to a mobile device, make changes and then copy it back to the desktop computer. If the database is small it can easily be copied between the desktop computer and the iOS device using iTunes, mail, or whatever. If the database is big it can be to time-consuming to copy the whole database back and forth. I spent some time earlier this year to develop a solution (well, “hack” might be more accurate) where I import/export only part of the data, exchange only the updated information between the main database and a small local copy at a iOS device, using Dropbox as an intermediate storage.
If you produce reports or other FileMaker output in PDF format, here's a little trick that can be a real time saver in terms of development. Imagine this: a client receives a nightly report via email in PDF format, and asks you to make sure it will fit on a single page in landscape orientation.…
Self-plagiarism alert: to avoid repeatedly referring the reader back to earlier virtual list articles, portions of text from those earlier articles are incorporated here. Welcome to the first installment of a two-part series on producing reports using the virtual list technique, or more properly, collection of techniques. Demo file: VLR-part-1.zip Invented and popularized by Bruce Robertson, virtual lists are…
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