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How to Automate Webcam Photo Capture Within Filemaker Pro (Mac)

How to Automate Webcam Photo Capture Within Filemaker Pro (Mac) | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
I went looking for a way to capture photos from a webcam into a FileMaker container field on a Macintosh. The plugin options were not as good as I thought they might be, but there was a happy endin...
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Fast Summaries | FilemakerHacks

Fast Summaries | FilemakerHacks | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Have you ever wished you could pull the values from a summary report, and use them in a script or a calculation? Back in the FileMaker 6 days, Mikhail Edoshin introduced a technique to do just that...
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FileMaker Pro 13 - Stylin' Part 4

FileMaker Pro 13 - Stylin' Part 4 | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

In FileMaker Pro 13 – Stylin’ Part 3 I showed the additional available styles in the Enlightened FileMaker Theme for Shapes and Popovers. I’m continuing in Stylin’ Part 4 with Tab Panels, Slide Controls and Layout Parts.

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OS X Mavericks: 4 speed secrets

OS X Mavericks: 4 speed secrets | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
A few fresh ways to tweak better performance from your Mac.
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The State of FileMaker 13

The State of FileMaker 13 | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
If you are a customer or developer using FileMaker Pro, you probably know the latest version, FileMaker 13 was released in December 2013. I have not written about this release yet, because I wanted...
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Free FileMaker QR Code Generator

Free FileMaker QR Code Generator | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
From FullCity Consulting: A free FileMaker 12/13 database that generates and prints QR codes.

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Getting Started with Javascript and FileMaker

Getting Started with Javascript and FileMaker | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
This is a big deal

Working with the web viewer is now a two way street. You set the web veiwer from FileMaker, and now you get data back from what is going on inside the web viewer.

Previously this capability was only available in FM Go or if you happened to be running FileMaker Pro with a file hosted on FileMaker Server. By removing that constraint, this opens up a lot of possibilities for developers to extend and improve the solutions we build.

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Unique Records Revisited… again, part 2

Unique Records Revisited… again, part 2 | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
In part 1, we looked at a new way to count unique entries in a sub-summary report based on an arbitrary found set of sales data. To avoid redundant explanation, this article will assume the reader ...
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Exploring the New File Level Encryption Feature in FMP 13 | HomeBase

Exploring the New File Level Encryption Feature in FMP 13 | HomeBase | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
What is the new Encryption At Rest (EAR) ability for in FileMaker Pro 13? FileMaker Safe? I started out exploring FileMaker Pro 13's new encryption feature because I wondered about securing a singl...


Turning on FileMaker Pro 13′s new database encryption feature requires a copy of FileMaker Pro Advanced, it cannot be done with FileMaker Pro. FileMaker Pro can read and access encrypted files, but it can’t encrypt them.

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Send SMS Easily from FileMaker 13 | Designind FileMaker

Send SMS Easily from FileMaker 13 | Designind FileMaker | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Learn how to send text messages from FileMaker using the FileMaker 13 httpspost function combined with Twilio.
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Google Maps FMP URLs in FMP 13 | Seedcode

Google Maps FMP URLs in FMP 13 | Seedcode | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
FileMaker's 13v2 update now lets FMP URLs in FileMaker Pro run locally. SeedCode's javascript add-ons like ProMaps let users add this to their own files.
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FMP URL Scheme and the 13.0v2 Improvement | iSolutions, Inc.

FileMaker released version 13.0v2 on April 3, 2014. Its primary new feature was an improvement to their "FMP" URL Scheme.
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Bullet Field - Modular FileMaker

Bullet Field - Modular FileMaker | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Bullet field for regular layouts in Filemaker Pro. This simple solution hides the password entry from a layout.
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Getting Started with Javascript and FileMaker

Getting Started with Javascript and FileMaker | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

Working with the web viewer is now a two way street. You set the web viewer from FileMaker, and now you get data back from what is going on inside the web viewer.

Previously this capability was only available in FM Go or if you happened to be running FileMaker Pro with a file hosted on FileMaker Server. By removing that constraint, this opens up a lot of possibilities for developers to extend and improve the solutions we build.

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Summary List Fields in FM 13, part 2

Summary List Fields in FM 13, part 2 | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Welcome back for our second look at the new summary list field type in FileMaker 13. Today we have three demo files... Demo 1: FM 13 Summary List - MLK, v2 Demo 2: FM 13 Summary List - MLK, v3 Demo...
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FileMaker QuickTip – Finding Empty Fields in Legacy Solutions | Colibri Solutions

If you ever have to take over a legacy system (as we seem to do often), you may need to determine what fields in a given table in a FileMaker file have no data (null values) in all records. Typically, this is a sign that the fields are not being used and superfluous to an updated solution, and you may be able to exclude these fields from your import field maps.

The zipped demo file EmptyFields.fmp12 is completely portable and requires a layout that has all the fields in a table as well at least one field in that table that has a value in all records.  A primary key field is the best candidate.

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▶ Audit Logs in FileMaker - Overview - YouTube | RCConsulting

Get an overview of what audit logs are and how you can implement them into your copy of FM Starting Point. Demo file: http://www.rcconsulting.com/downloads/a...
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How to use specific data type keyboards with FileMaker Go | FileMaker

How to use specific data type keyboards with FileMaker Go | FileMaker | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Stay tuned for new security updates and database security notifications.
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Saving Found Sets Of Data | FileMaker Thoughts

Saving Found Sets Of Data | FileMaker Thoughts | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

This example can be used to save a found set of records for easy retrieval. It doesn’t save the find settings. So if new records are added that would meet the original find, they won’t show up when restored. However, there are times this method might work out well ( legacy / archive databases for example ).

An example file can be downloaded by clicking (here).

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WebDirect: Early Days for the IWP replacement ... - Linear Chat

The introduction of WebDirect at the expense of Instant Web Publishing has added a much enhanced toolset to the developers armoury. There are considerable improvements in function that can avoid the clunky, compromising and design limited results of an IWP solution. WebDirect offers the following specific feature improvements that are now supported where they were not or were limited in IWP: - See more at: http://www.linearchat.co.uk/2014/04/webdirect-early-days-for-iwp-replacement/#sthash.Y5ge1rTx.dpuf
The introduction of WebDirect at the expense of Instant Web Publishing has added a much enhanced toolset to the developers armoury. There are considerable improvements in function that can avoid the clunky, compromising and design limited results of an IWP solution. WebDirect offers the following specific feature improvements that are now supported where they were not or were limited in IWP: - See more at: http://www.linearchat.co.uk/2014/04/webdirect-early-days-for-iwp-replacement/#sthash.Y5ge1rTx.dpuf
The introduction of WebDirect at the expense of Instant Web Publishing has added a much enhanced toolset to the developers armoury. There are considerable improvements in function that can avoid the clunky, compromising and design limited results of an IWP solution. WebDirect offers the following specific feature improvements that are now supported where they were not or were limited in IWP: - See more at: http://www.linearchat.co.uk/2014/04/webdirect-early-days-for-iwp-replacement/#sthash.Y5ge1rTx.dpuf
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The introduction of WebDirect at the expense of Instant Web Publishing has added a much enhanced toolset to the developers armoury. There are considerable improvements in function that can avoid the clunky, compromising and design limited results of an IWP solution. WebDirect offers the following specific feature improvements that are now supported where they were not or were limited in IWP: - See more at: http://www.linearchat.co.uk/2014/04/webdirect-early-days-for-iwp-replacement/#sthash.Y5ge1rTx.dpuf
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Seth's Blog: Thinking lifetime (don't break the chain)

Seth's Blog: Thinking lifetime (don't break the chain) | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
The traveling salesman, the carnival barker and the old-time businessman can hit and run. Make the sale, cut your costs, move on. Today, though, in the connection economy, two huge factors are at work:

Support is not a cost center, it's a profit center. Treating customers with urgency and clarity and respect (maintaining the chain) is more urgent than ever. But companies are busy measuring time on the phone or cost per hour of support people instead of even trying to measure customer churn.

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FileMaker Themes Best Practices | DB Services

FileMaker Themes Best Practices | DB Services | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
We explore using FileMaker 13's new feature allowing you to create custom themes and styles. Custom themes now allow us to create a unified user interface in your application while maintaining an optimized solution.
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Simple (But Not Obvious) Best Practice Techniques for FileMaker Developers - Thorsen Consulting

Simple (But Not Obvious) Best Practice Techniques for FileMaker Developers - Thorsen Consulting | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

Despite what you know about best practices, FileMaker developers often work on live systems. Here are a few things to keep you safe:

  • Duplicate layouts before you make changes.
  • Duplicate scripts before you make changes.
  • Have access to backup files.
  • Don’t change a complex calculation on a large dataset while you know there are other users in the system; it could take you a freakish amount of time to process.
  • Don’t delete fields or scripts or layouts you aren’t absolutely sure are not in use. Just rename them “x_field” or “x_script” and comment when you archived them. It keeps them out of the way and stops you from breaking unknown relationships.
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Summary List Fields in FM 13, part 1 | FilemakerHacks

Summary List Fields in FM 13, part 1 | FilemakerHacks | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Today we're going to look at a new feature in FileMaker 13: the summary list field. Summary list fields allow developers to easily access a list of field values from records in a found set. In this...
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Unique Records Revisited… again, part 2

Unique Records Revisited… again, part 2 | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
In part 1, we looked at a new way to count unique entries in a sub-summary report based on an arbitrary found set of sales data. To avoid redundant explanation, this article will assume the reader ...
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