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Download IgniteUI!

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The best hybrid HTML5 applications call for stellar Data Visualization and rocket-fast performance, and nobody else gives you the tools to deliver across every browser, platform, and device better than Ignite UI. Prepare to launch modern UIs that deliver standards-based, touch-enabled HTML5 and jQuery experiences, and build apps for multi-device targeting with frameworks like PhoneGap and MVC. With Ignite UI, your apps will boldly go where no app has gone before.

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The Hidden New Features of FileMaker v15

When a new version of the FileMaker platform is released I immediately locate the “New Features” list to familiarise myself with the changes in the new version. When v15 was released re…
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FileMaker WebDirect Phone Support

FileMaker WebDirect Phone Support | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
WebDirect has been redesigned to be compatible with phones. Let's take a look at a few of the changes made to improve the user experience for smaller screens.
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Portal Threading in FM 15

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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…
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33 Uses for the Concealed Edit Box - FileMaker Examples

33 Uses for the Concealed Edit Box - FileMaker Examples | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
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
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FileMaker 15 Compatibility - FileMakerProGurus

FileMaker 15 Compatibility - FileMakerProGurus | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
FileMaker 15 Compatibility - you want to know before promising an upgrade will be problem free. Here is a list of FileMaker 15 Compatibility products.
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FileMaker App Extensions

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App Extensions allows you to easily share data with other apps in FileMaker Go. You can now download images, documents, spreadsheets and the FileMaker database
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Should I upgrade to FileMaker 15 Now? - Cimbura.com, Inc. Tech

Should I upgrade to FileMaker 15 Now? - Cimbura.com, Inc. Tech | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
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 …
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Performance Review - ISO FileMaker Magazine

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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FileMaker Damaged Files, Corruption, & Recover

FileMaker Damaged Files, Corruption, & Recover | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
FileMaker Recover ... Posted 10/13/2003 ... Last Updated 12/13/2015   12th Anniversary
Gregory Durniak

The following information is based on my experience as a FileMaker developer, FileMaker's TechInfo Knowledge Base, and on numerous discussions with FileMaker Tech Support, and FileMaker's Engineers.
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Excel formatting and charts from FileMaker using XlsxWriter

Excel formatting and charts from FileMaker using XlsxWriter | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
Excel formatting and charts from FileMaker using XlsxWriter
April 9, 2016 Simon Brown Leave a comment
If you’ve developed solutions with FileMaker for any length of time, you’ve almost certainly created files using FileMaker’s native Excel exports. Although quite useful, this feature gives almost no control over the formatting, and definitely no way to set formulas, charts, or even text formatting.

However, the Python based XlsxWriter library and bBox can provide an easy way to add this to your solution.
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Set Variable by Name

Set Variable by Name | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
Recently, in the midst of various reporting and charting projects, I've found myself wishing for an easy way to "dynamically instantiate" one or more variables... in other words, set them by name, with the name determined programmatically, as opposed to being hard coded. This issue has come up from time to time on this blog…
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FMS 15, ESS & AWS Redshift — FMPro Database

FMS 15, ESS & AWS Redshift — FMPro Database | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
FileMaker can now integrate directly with Amazon's Redshift Data Warehouse. ESS Redshift tables can be dropped directly as a TO using Actual's ESS Adapter.
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PDF Trickery

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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.…
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Virtual List Reporting, part 1

Virtual List Reporting, part 1 | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
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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Matt — FMPro Database

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FMS 15, ESS & AWS Redshift
may 18, 2016 by matt leave a comment
This is part 2, configuring for Windows and FileMaker Server. Click here for Part 1 and configuring for a Mac.

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Chart.js | Open source HTML5 Charts for your website

Simple, clean and engaging HTML5 based JavaScript charts. Chart.js is an easy way to include animated, interactive graphs on your website for free.
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FileMaker Portal In-Line Progress Bar

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New to Filemaker pro 15 - Portal In-Line Progress Bar brings separation of a layout's non-portal and portal rendering tasks.

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Hands On: FileMaker Pro 15 for existing users | MacNN

Hands On: FileMaker Pro 15 for existing users | MacNN | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
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
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Import/Export script on FileMaker Server | FileMaker

Import/Export script on FileMaker Server
Answer ID: 7035

Import/Export script steps are now available for use with FileMaker Server scheduled scripts. Previously, FileMaker Server schedules were not compatible with these script steps. 

NOTE: Import/Export is not compatible with Instant Web Publishing.

FileMaker Server supports the 'Import Records' and 'Export Records' script steps with the following exceptions (due to their greater dependency on the client portion of FileMaker Pro) :

Import Records - File, where the target for the import is 'New Table'
Import Records - Folder
Import Records - Digital Camera

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Empty Amazon Web Services and FileMaker: Setting up FMS on an EC2 instance by David Hamann

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).
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Rediscovering Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines from 1987 — Prototyping: From UX to Front End

Rediscovering Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines from 1987 — Prototyping: From UX to Front End | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
UX Lessons from the Dawn of the Personal Computer
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Date Magic - Michael Rocharde

Date Magic - Michael Rocharde | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
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.
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Button Bars and Icons « The Philly FileMaker User Group

Button Bars and Icons « The Philly FileMaker User Group | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
I am implementing a button bar interface for a client.  They need an in house ordering system.  Across the top of the layout there are 4 buttons.  Each button represents a step in the process.  I have decided to follow my own advice, and for this client, it made sense to create a tabbed interface using a Slider and Button Bar, instead of a regular Tab control.  See my previous post on that subject.
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