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.
Viewing a non-FileMaker Pro file (PDF, CSV, etc.) and attempting to Print from the Share menu will crash FileMaker Go.
In List or Table View, tapping into an empty field that has a OnObjectKeystroke script trigger, shows the text scrolled partially out of view.
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.
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.
Fields formatted for either "Numeric 10-key", "Number", or "Phone" keyboard will not provide audible feedback for each key tap.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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) …
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
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.
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.
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.
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.