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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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About providers and customers tables. What's better one table or two ?

About providers and customers tables. What's better one table or two ? | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
What u use better in your CRM-ERP , one table for providers and other for customers , or one table filtering ???
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Working with Portals - Part 3

Working with Portals - Part 3 | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Think of a portal as a window to a room.  You peer through the window and see some of what is in the room but until you get into the room, your view is limited.  A portal is the same except that it...
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▶ What Is FileMaker? - YouTube

In this overview video, Richard Carlton, CEO of Richard Carlton Consulting, Inc. discusses the FileMaker software platform. FileMaker Pro is a cross-platform...
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Working with Portals - Part 3

Working with Portals - Part 3 | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Think of a portal as a window to a room.  You peer through the window and see some of what is in the room but until you get into the room, your view is limited.  A portal is the same except that it...
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Known Bug List . Report an issue | FileMaker Forums

Known Bug List . Report an issue | FileMaker Forums | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

There is also a Known Bug List for Filemaker GO: http://forums.filemaker.com/posts/1ebde0f441

Welcome to the new and improved Known Bug List.  
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The purpose of this thread:

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Converting Old FileMaker Files to the .fmp12 Format (FileMaker 13) - YouTube

Converting your database from a .fp7 format to a .fmp12 format is a snap! However, there are a few things to look out for when converting your file. Addition...
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Scripted Find Examples | FileMaker Forums

Scripted Find Examples | FileMaker Forums | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
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Folks frequently ask how to perform finds in scripts where data specified by the user is used to create the needed find criteria. Such scripted finds can be much more user friendly than a manual find. This post presents the basic script I recommend for this purpose. At the end of this post I have also listed multiple examples of how the set field step can be used to create various find criteria.

This script assumes that global fields have been placed on a layout where a user entered or selected data to be used as find criteria. This layout can be displayed via the New Window script step to be a small modal dialog where the user enters or selects criteria.

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A Performance Tool: Network Link Conditioner Apple | Mac

A Performance Tool: Network Link Conditioner Apple | Mac | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

Network Link Conditioner is provided by Apple on its website. You must be an Apple Developer in order to get access to the tool. You can register to become a developer before you try to download. It is a part of a group of tools called Hardware IO Tools for Xcode. Note that you do not need to download Xcode. These tools have been separated from Xcode.

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Shaking the Dependency Tree

Shaking the Dependency Tree | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: few names in the FileMaker community command as much respect and  admiration as that of today's guest author, Darren Terry. This article is a distilled summary of Darren's popular "S...

Demo file: Shaking The Dependency Tree.zip 

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Which FileMaker Products Should I Buy for my Organization? - YouTube

Knowing the right mix of FileMaker products to purchase is the first step to deploying a successful solution. Most organizations typically need FileMaker Pro...
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▶ Web Viewer Script Trigger on mouseover | YouTube

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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 Sample database (FREE)

FileMaker Sample database (FREE) | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

We understand that to run a start-up company, you need a simple and cost effective solution which can help your growth and control your expenses. Start-up solution will help start your business in minutes. Try a FREE Start-up Sample Database and if you like it just add the styled main business printing resources.

The full pack contain these templates:


Business card; ID badge; Envelopes; Product list and Catalog; Invoice; Reports (List only and List with Charts); Letter.

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▶ The Most Recommended Book For FileMaker! - YouTube

A quick look at the most recommended book for new and upcoming FileMaker developers - David Kachel's White Paper for FMP Novices, highly recommended by Richa...
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Mac OS X Color Picker with FileMaker Pro

Mac OS X Color Picker with FileMaker Pro | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
I love FileMaker 13's new style tools! It makes creating and maintaining a consistent theme style for a project, incredibly simple. A tool that I've been using lately, to aid in creating custom themes for our customers, is the built in Mac OS Color Picker, specifically the color palette tab.
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My FileMaker IMDB Parser (Version Beta 1)

My FileMaker IMDB Parser (Version Beta 1) | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
In of my application's daily workflow, there are a group of users that need to search for movies in the IMDB Database. Until now, when  they found the movie they where searching for, they would do ...
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FileMaker Conversion Checklist | FileMaker

The file format of FileMaker Pro has been changed to support new features. To use files from previous versions of FileMaker Pro, you must convert those files to the FileMaker Pro .fmp12 file format. After file conversion, you may notice some differences from the original files. This document describes changes that you might see after conversion, so that you can adjust your converted files if needed. It also includes behavior changes that you should be aware of.

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Fixed number of x-axis labels in a chart for any number of records | Blue Feather

Fixed number of x-axis labels in a chart for any number of records | Blue Feather | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

FileMaker has extremely functional charts, but one tricky part I’ve found is making the x-axis display in an appealing format. The values along the x-axis can overlapIf you have a lot of records. Summaries can help with this, but what if you don’t know how many points you’re going to have to plot, or the range which would need to be summarized?

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Free eBook On FileMaker Pro Themes by Michael Rocharde

Free eBook On FileMaker Pro Themes by Michael Rocharde | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
This free eBook on FileMaker Pro Themes by Michael Rocharde is a simple visual reference guide on how each of the different FileMaker Pro themes look in a production environment. Each example uses the same base data and has tab panels, a portal and buttons. There are also some additional hints and tips about some…
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Designing FileMaker Layouts Using Themes & Styles – Design for FileMaker Pro Developers

Designing FileMaker Layouts Using Themes & Styles – Design for FileMaker Pro Developers | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Learn about using layout themes and styles in FileMaker Pro.
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Proper Printing in WebDirect

Proper Printing in WebDirect | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
The implications of no printing in WebDirect

Because the Print script step is unsupported in WebDirect, the only other way to print is through the browsers print function. This however is a very poor substitute as the browser will only print the visible window contents. Any lists of records or any layout that cannot fit entirely in the visible window will not print.  Without Preview mode we also have no ability for producing complex sub-summary reports or sliding of records. Basically, it just dun work!

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Designing FileMaker Files That Will Open For A Limited Time | FileMaker Thoughts

- determine a set of conditions that would require the solution to quit working ( a date, a number of days after first opened, a number of times opened, the number of records in the file, etc... )

- develop a script that will test for those conditions and perform the quit actions when they are met.

- optional ... a method to remind the user how long they have before the deactivation event takes place.

- optional ... provide a method to deactivate the deactivation event ( I registered... do not turn me off )
- optional ... provide a method to extract the data, so that it can be used in a version the customer decides to purchase.

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