Every profession has tips, tricks and tools for getting things done. The same holds true for FileMaker Pro. Over my many years of development, I’ve created a variety of tools and methods for making things easier on myself.
One of those methods is to use FileMaker itself to manage navigation within my FileMaker solutions.
This video is about a tool which I use that handles the display and opening of layouts within a FileMaker solution. In fact, it can quite easily handle the navigation of many solutions because it itself is a solution for solutions.
If you deal with one single solution or many different solutions, then I can’t think of a better way to manage this situation other than within FileMaker itself!
Developers spend more time reading and debugging code than they do actually writing code. To limit frustration and wasting valuable time later on, here are some tips on what we do to help create readable code at the beginning of a project.
Importing XML data into FileMaker using XSLT (XSL Style Sheets)
Posted 4:47 pm by David Nahodyl & filed under FileMaker.
FileMaker is capable of importing data from many different sources. One of the most useful is importing from XML data sources, which can be a great way to get data from non-FileMaker resources into your database. XML is used by all sorts of programs and applications, and so you may encounter it when working with many non-filemaker services or data sources.
That's not only the question, it is also the answer! You will find the answer at the end of any quiz taken here. The public quiz available below is a generic one with randomly selected questions regarding software made by FileMaker Inc. Additionally, on certain occasions (meetings, un-conferences or parties) a special set of questions will be provided to increase the fun.
Last summer software designer Aubrey Johnson published a post on Medium with a specific critique of Apple’s brand new mobile operating system, iOS7. Johnson suggested that Apple’s new “hollow” icons, being more visually complex than “solid” icons, create cognitive fatigue for users that will eventually lead them to tire of the interface and stop using it. The timely, bite-sized post was shared and discussed widely, with some designers affirming it as sensible advice and others criticizing it as overblown, oversimplified, and
FileMaker Inc. has released an update for FileMaker Pro 13 (see the release notes here). Among the list of improvements to FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced is the extended functionality of the FMP URL protocol to include support for calling a script to run in FileMaker from within a web viewer.
There are a couple of ways to extract SMS and iMessages from an iTunes backup: You can purchase a software, you can search for the file manually and then use a sqlite viewer, or you can build it yourself using just FileMaker and a bit of AppleScript.
A couple of demos showing how you can reveal additional text, or even new buttons, when rolling over buttons in FileMaker 13. We used to hide text from some button states by making the text unusually large, but Jason Young showed us a much better method. More in the video below. Download the “Hover Tricks” [...]
A few weeks ago we looked at the Min and Max functions. That got me wondering if there are any other FileMaker functions that travel in pairs. I found a few, but the most apt to follow Min and Max have to beFloor and Ceiling. Where Min and Max examine a range of values to determine the lowest or highest values, Floor and Ceiling each take a single number and return the closest lower or higher integer.
A little more than a year ago I wrote how to make a clickable map in FileMaker using a web viewer. The fmp protocol was a little bit limited in the FileMaker desktop version back then, but with the new possibilities in 13v2 it is more useful!