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Get(WindowMode) | The Scarpetta Group

Get(WindowMode) | The Scarpetta Group | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Review FileMaker Pro function Get(WindowMode) in the latest blog post from The Scarpetta Group, Inc.
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How to Automate FileMaker Server Fail-Over on the Mac

How to Automate FileMaker Server Fail-Over on the Mac | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
What I realized during this process was FileMaker Server running on top of a Mac Mini Server is a pretty big single point of failure. Of course I have FMServer doing regular backups but when confronted with the question: What is my recourse when the host running FM Server dies? I need automated filemaker failover for the mac.
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FileMaker Go and iOS 8 compatibility | FileMaker

iPad and iPhone

  1. Viewing a non-FileMaker Pro file (PDF, CSV, etc.) and attempting to Print from the Share menu will crash FileMaker Go.
  2. In List or Table View, tapping into an empty field that has a OnObjectKeystroke script trigger, shows the text scrolled partially out of view.
  3. The re-authenticate dialog will not display the keyboard if and only if the keyboard was initially dismissed, switched to another application, and then switching back where re-authentication is required. Tapping into the field will then re-display the keyboard.
  4. Transferring a file targeting FileMaker Go to open the file will not open the file, but it will store the file to the iOS device.
  5. Fields formatted for either "Numeric 10-key", "Number", or "Phone" keyboard will not provide audible feedback for each key tap.
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Multi-Solution Navigation - ISO FileMaker Magazine

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!

DeveloperStartup.zip

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FileMaker Function of the Week: Lower, Upper, Proper

FileMaker Function of the Week: Lower, Upper, Proper | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
A short, how-to blog post on how FileMaker's Lower, Upper, and Proper functions work.
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Importing XML data into FileMaker using XSLT (XSL Style Sheets) | Blue Feather

Importing XML data into FileMaker using XSLT (XSL Style Sheets) | Blue Feather | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

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.

Download this sample file and we’ll use it to test our XML transformation and see the exported XML.

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How to hide the free U2 album from your iTunes library

How to hide the free U2 album from your iTunes library | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Apple and U2 were generous to provide the band's album for free, but if you'd prefer to not see it, Kirk McElhearn shows you how to hide it.
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Colibri Catalog 2 – New Version of FileMaker Go 13 Demo Now Available | Colibri Solutions

Colibri Catalog 2 – New Version of FileMaker Go 13 Demo Now Available | Colibri Solutions | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

We are happy to announce version 2.0 of our free Colibri Catalog solution for FileMaker Go 13. Colibri Catalog 2.0 debuted at this year's FileMaker Developer Conference, and it adds a refreshed new UI, many optimizations and bug fixes, and support for One-Click solution updates.  The solution is open and can be modified as desired.

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FM 13: Popovers in Portals | FilemakerHacks

FM 13: Popovers in Portals | FilemakerHacks | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

The popover object in FileMaker 13 presents developers with a wealth of new design opportunities (a number of which were discussed in this article: FileMaker 13 Popovers). But if you’ve tried to use a popover inside a portal, you may have noticed that embedded portals, tab controls and slide controls within those popovers simply do not work as expected… or at all, for that matter.

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FM Books Connector Online - Connecting FileMaker Pro to QuickBooks Online

FM Books Connector Online - Connecting FileMaker Pro to QuickBooks Online | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
The FMBooks Connector Online plugin provides a bidirectional data exchange between QuickBooks Online and FileMaker Pro using only a handful of script steps that do not require any knowledge of XML!


Application: FileMaker® Pro 10 -13*
Platform:
Windows® 7/8
Pricing: Single User - Per Year: $120.00


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Using jQuery UI in FileMaker – Part 3 | Scarpetta Group

Using jQuery UI in FileMaker – Part 3 | Scarpetta Group | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Using jQuery UI in FileMaker - drag and resize

The same methods can be used from Part 1 and Part 2 to include the jQuery and jQuery UI libraries for the demo.

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Filtered Relationships

Filtered Relationships | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
There are many occasions when you will want to use a relationship to isolate a set of records and this is, of course, very simple, requiring nothing more than a Go to Related Record (GTRR) script s...
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Button Image Masks in FileMaker 13 | the beezwax buzz

Button Image Masks in FileMaker 13 | the beezwax buzz | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

When you've been using FileMaker as long as I have, you know we've done all kinds of crazy things to get image masks to work on our buttons. For example, we would use a set of grouped native FileMaker line objects to cover an image just to get an ugly looking mask. I hope that not many developers suffered for too long using that technique.

Using Icons [demo files, 187 KB]

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FileMaker and Issues with Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks - Cimbura.com, Inc. Tech

FileMaker and Issues with Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks - Cimbura.com, Inc. Tech | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
We’ve noticed some issues lately with some FileMaker clients running on Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks. They include random disconnects from the server. The following error messages may appear as a symptom of this issue: “Communication with the host was interrupted and could not be re-established. All affected windows will be closed.” or “Client "xxxx (XXXXXXXXXX) …
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DocuFi Scans into FileMaker Pro

DocuFi Scans into FileMaker Pro | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
ImageRamp intelligent data capture solution now integrates with FileMaker Pro for an easy, low-cost scanning and indexing solution. Extract text via OCR and more.
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SeedCode Calendar NEXT - SeedCode

SeedCode Calendar NEXT - SeedCode | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Beginners should be able to paste this into their own file in less than 10 minutes
Feature a no-compromises, contemporary interface that’s easily skinned using CSS
Let you edit events in the WebViewer interface or jump out to your own layouts
Update the calendar with new features in place–without you needing to re-integrate
At least twice as fast as our current calendar
No plugins and won’t require FileMaker Server
Language and international date/time formats detected and respected on startup
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Creating Readable FileMaker Code Saves Time, Money | DB Services

Creating Readable FileMaker Code Saves Time, Money | DB Services | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Creating Readable FileMaker Code Saves Time, Money


When writing code, you can only choose two of the following:

  1. Code that is quick to write
  2. Easy to read
  3. Works well
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FileMaker Function of the Week: Filter

FileMaker Function of the Week: Filter | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
A short, how-to blog post on how FileMaker's Filter function works.
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FMEasyAudit | An Open Source Auditing Solution for the FileMaker Platform

Here are some of EasyAudit's features:
• Supports logging of updates, deletions, imports, and more.
• Logs container fields, repeating fields, etc.
• Uses only native FileMaker functionality.
• Easy setup and configuration.
• No additional files are needed.
• Fast, with little to no impact on performance.
• Provided via an open source license.


To see FMWebFrame in action, visit the Demo Web site at demo.fmwebframe.com.

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FileMaker Date Fields Explored | FileMaker Thoughts

FileMaker Date Fields Explored | FileMaker Thoughts | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
When you define a field as a date field, you are making a commitment to that data type. In other words, you don't enter text in a date field, you don't enter numbers in a date field and you don't enter a time in a date field. If you were to try, FileMaker will bark at you that it does not recognize the data string as an acceptable date value.
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FileMaker Function of the Week: Substitute

FileMaker Function of the Week: Substitute | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
A short, how-to blog post on how FileMaker's Substitute function works.
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Hover Tricks for FileMaker Buttons | Seedcode

Some neat techniques for revealing text and even other buttons when rolling over FileMaker buttons. Details and example file here: http://www.seedcode.com/ho...
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Cool techniques to enhance FileMaker UX

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Webinar: FileMaker Training Series (Navigation Session) Demo - YouTube

Published on Aug 14, 2014

Join us for the second in a series of six webinars designed to complement your learning via FTS:Basics, the official self-paced training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc.

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Three reasons to update to FileMaker Pro 13: Data capture, networks and layouts - Macworld Australia

Three reasons to update to FileMaker Pro 13: Data capture, networks and layouts - Macworld Australia | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
FileMaker Pro 13 has a number of script steps, calculation functions and script triggers that will have a positive impact on your solution. Here are three.
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Essential free windows software | Dodgy Coder

Browser: Firefox - still the best browser in my opinion, with a wealth of developer tools. Chrome is also good but I found it to be prone to crashing, so gave up on it. After installing Firefox, I remove the Internet Explorer link on the task bar.

Email: Thunderbird - runs a bit slow sometimes, but the Thunderbird portable version is great to carry around on a USB thumbdrive. Check out these tips on how to speed up Thunderbird on Windows 7.

Anti-virus software: Microsoft Security Essentials. Nothing fancy but gets the job done.

DVCS (Distributed Version Control System): Git for Windows. Includes a command line shell which features decent help for all the git commands. You can use this to pull from and push to remote repositories hosted on services such as GitHub and BitBucket.

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