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One of the new features of FileMaker Pro 13 is that Themes now have Styles which let you change and update the attributes of text, buttons, headers, footers and more on layouts or throughout your solution. In following posts I will go further into detail and show more advance and [...]
This issue involves aligning an object within the slide control to either the left or right side. If you put the object exactly on the edge of the slide control and move the slide control, the object will not move with the slide control. This operates contrary to how an object within a slide control should operate, namely the object should move with the slide control, just like objects within portals move with the portal object as it is moved around.
This issue seems to only manifest itself with the Classic theme and is not reproducible in other themes as far as I know. If you are using the Classic theme, please be cautious with the slide controls as you may end up with this issue in your solution.
Demo file attached, looking forward to your feedback and comments and possible fixes for this issue.
The requirement In a portal, you need to be able to highlight a given record, and ensure that the portal row is visible. (For example, a portal contains 20 records, but displays only 3. You know which record you’re interested in, and you have the id of the record stashed in a global field, but the record may be out of sight when you display the portal.)
I devised a functional, but clunky, way of achieving this, then asked for advice on the Filemaker Technet. I got 2 really good suggestions. The first, from David Jondreau, suggested this:
Consider any standard application on your computer, such as iTunes, Mail, Safari etc. When you open new windows in these applications, such as entering the preferences, what do you see? Typically, you will see the popup windows appear centered in front of your current window. They appear right away, and they appear all setup and ready to go.
Consistent placement of buttons/controls from screen to screen. This means you need to figure out a navigation model in advance that will work across the entire solution. If you need to design one area differently from the rest, make sure there is a good, obvious rationale for doing so. Otherwise, you’ll leave users wondering why it’s different and what they’re supposed to do next.
No jumping objects. Objects on different layouts that appear in a fixed position (like navigation buttons) should be placed in pixel-perfect position. That is, they shouldn’t appear to jump around when you’re clicking through from screen to screen. This has been made much easier since dynamic guides were introduced in FileMaker 12.
List vs Form view. In FileMaker versions prior to 13, there was a 3-pixel offset between List and Form views, because of the record indicator. So, items in a List view that are meant to appear fixed when you switch to Form view should be placed 3 pixels to the left of their Form view position. (In other words, subtract 3 from the Left position coordinate of the object in Form view to get its List view position.) In FileMaker 13, the list indicator has changed by default to an alternate fill colour, rendering this offset unnecessary. If you want to get the old list indicator back, you can configure it in Layout Setup dialog.
You can easily add a developer's information panel to your solutions by taking advantage of FileMaker Pro 13's new 'Hide Object' feature. Your panel can be set up to give you, the developer, many different bits of information that you don't need or want your users to see.
For example, today I added a client marketing crosstab report and it took just a few minutes and I didn’t even have an existing crosstab report to duplicate. A crosstab report is a report that summarizes values in both rows and columns. My new report can be used my the marketing department to get an overall idea of client activity ranging from campaigns, proposals, quotes, sales orders, invoices and invoice totals.
How it works on the Mac: Select the custom function(s) at the bottom you want to move. Then scroll up and command-click to ALSO select the one immediately above where you want it/them to be moved to, and then move that one up (or down) one spot. The one(s) at the bottom will move up with it instantly. Then move them both/all back down one spot and they’re both/all where you want them.
With FileMaker Go for iPad or iPhone, data in FileMaker systems can be sent out on the road, allowing users to work independently from hosted FileMaker Pro files. In addition, data collected in the field can be added to the hosted system. If remote users have a fulltime network connection with sufficient bandwidth, they may work directly with the hosted system and will have no need to sync. But for remote FileMaker Go users who need the freedom to move without relying on a network connection, syncing a deployed system to a hosted system is an essential part of a solution designed specifically for them.
Syncing data between the two systems may be as simple as importing records from one file to another, or as complex as incremental record by record updates based on business rules.
This document discusses the two separate but interrelated components of syncing record exchange and record processing. While the focus of this paper is on syncing between FileMaker Go files and hosted FileMaker Pro files, the concepts may also be applied to syncing between files used solely by FileMaker Pro users (for instance, syncing a FileMaker system deployed on a laptop with a hosted FileMaker system).
Hi, everyone. I wanted to discuss an odd feature I discovered in FileMaker 13 that may be surprising for a number of you. As described in the title, you are able to have two calculations exist on the same object. This phenomenon occurs when you take an object with an existing invisibility calculation and turn it into a button. To better clarify, let's utilize a few screenshots.
The program continues to be the standard-bearer for flexible, elegant-looking databases that offer plenty of power under the hood while working across a variety of platforms (Android support is allegedly coming). We'd say that while FileMaker offers plenty of help data, the organization of it all needs something of an Apple-esque rethink, though we like the increased number of video tutorials. The implementation of WebDirect seems more straightforward, and scalable for those needing more than four concurrent users.
Popovers are supported in Table view. For popovers to display properly in Table view they should be placed in the Header or Footer part of the Table view layout.
Popovers should not be nested. In other words, it is not recommended to put a popover inside another popover.
You can script a popover to open or close. To open a popover using a script, use either the "Go To Object" or "Go To Field" script step to enter an object within the popover. To close a popover, use the "Close Popover" script step to close the currently open popover.
Summary fields are normally used to return a numerical result for records in a current found set or that fall within a sub-summary part of a layout. Some examples would be monthly sales, averages of profit per product and other such numerical decision making aids. Summary fields are one of the eight possible choices in the Define Fields dialog box. Just like calculation fields, you cannot enter data into a summary field while in browse mode.
When developing Filemaker solutions, we often gladly use ideas or implementations as suggested by other programmers like you. This helped us tremendously in many respects. LIkewise we are happy to share own ideas and solutions.
The solutions presented here follow the guidelines for a modular Filemaker programming, as suggested on the website www.modularfilemaker.org. We highly recommend that you visit the site for more information on this great idea.