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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For the first time ever, we're splitting a review into two completely different parts, and this is the one for you if you already use this software. Existing users know what it does, you just need to know whether it's worth your time and money upgrading to the latest one. Consequently, we can do thi
Empty Amazon Web Services and FileMaker: Setting up FMS on an EC2 instance by David Hamann, 10.04.2016 Amazon Web Services' cloud-computing platform EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) was introduced almost 10 years ago – can you believe it? As one of the first and now biggest cloud providers AWS is widely adopted, spread across 12 geographical regions and today provides much more than just "elastic" virtual servers: from networking to storage, content delivery, databases, deployment tools, and more. When you just want to put your FileMaker Server in the cloud it all can be overwhelming. Where and how to start? This guide will show you the first steps, give you some background and leave you with a FileMaker Server accessible from anywhere (assuming you have an internet connection).
t’s a common scenario. You’ve got a reservation system of some kind or another and you have a limited number of resources available. When you add a reservation (for a specific date), you want to be able to only select the resources that are available; in other words, they haven’t already been booked for another reservation on that same date. This is not a terribly complicated scenario but you may find it a little difficult to get your head around; I certainly did. However, it is a really powerful, and useful, technique that has many different applications so it’s worth making the effort. So, let’s give it a whirl.
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
As you may have read, FileMaker 15 was released today. As such, if you are an existing annual volume license or annual maintenance customer, you may have received an email from FileMaker, Inc. with your new license keys and download links. (Note that if you have not received an email yet, don’t worry. We are …
When your average knowledge worker starts developing with FileMaker Pro, there’s a lot of background and history which may be missing. Especially, when it comes to making certain decisions about schema.
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