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inspectorpro 4 for filemaker | Beezwax

inspectorpro 4 for filemaker | Beezwax | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

InspectorPro 4’s dashboard centralizes how you drill down into every aspect of your solution. No more head scratching about database details, whether you’re building a complex solution over time or taking over development on a legacy system.

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Devcon WebDirect Series - Day 1 | Anvil Dataworks

Devcon WebDirect Series - Day 1 | Anvil Dataworks | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Ease of access is one of the top requirements to make a database “usable” to people. In FileMaker Pro, we’ve created “shortcut” files that open another database before closing themselves to launch a user directly to a hosted file. In FileMaker Go we’ve used the apple configuration utility to create iOS icon shortcuts that launch users into a database using the FMP:// protocol. Now with FileMaker WebDirect, we have the ability to launch a user to a custom homepage, directly to a database, and specify a “return URL”. If you couple some basic knowledge of creating URL shortcuts with the …
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ExecuteSQL - Taming the Beast - Part 2

ExecuteSQL - Taming the Beast - Part 2 | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
In Part 1, I wrote about  my first experiences with the ExecuteSQL function in Filemaker, looking at returning a basic list of field contents, passing arguments, and the use of simple joins.  The f...
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Creating New Records in a Portal With a Twist | TeamDF

Creating New Records in a Portal With a Twist | TeamDF | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

When it comes to creating child records records in FileMaker we have a couple of different options available. The first is to enable “Allow creation of records via this relationship” on the relationship graph. This displays an empty set of fields in the last portal row so that the user can enter data and create a record. The second method is to create a button located outside the portal that creates a new record ready for the user to enter their data.

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FMAuthenticator | Two-Factor Authentication for the FileMaker Platform

How does FMAuthenticator work?
1. A user logs into a FileMaker database as they normally would (by providing their account name and password).
2. FileMaker generates a random security code, and sends it as a text message to the user's mobile device.
3. FileMaker asks the user to enter the code.
4. If the code is entered correctly, then the user is allowed to access the database.


Want to learn more?
1. Read our FAQ. It has answers to many of the questions that we get asked the most often.
2. Download the FMAuthenticator demo database and take it for a spin.
3. Signup for our mailing list.

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PDF Catalog with Table of Contents

PDF Catalog with Table of Contents | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Recently I was asked by a client whether we could produce a PDF catalog from his company's database, with products grouped by manufacturer. Me: "Of course, this is FileMaker." Him: "Can it have a t...
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jQuery UI in FileMaker – Part 2 | The Scarpetta Group

jQuery UI in FileMaker – Part 2 | The Scarpetta Group | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

Using jQuery UI in FileMaker – Part 2

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How to Maintain a Connection to FileMaker Server on a Dynamic IP Address with DynDNS Updater $25 per year

How to Maintain a Connection to FileMaker Server on a Dynamic IP Address with DynDNS Updater  $25 per year | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Overview Once you have your FileMaker Server setup and accessible remotely, I recommend setting up Dyn.com Remote Access service. Their tagline is "Access your device or files using a unique hostna...

Fortunately, as with most things Internet-related, there is a workaround to this issue. For $25/year dyn.com will assign you a domain name for your server and help you keep the IP address up to date automatically.

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What Is The Most Underrated Word In Web Design? - Smashing Magazine

What Is The Most Underrated Word In Web Design? - Smashing Magazine | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

This is the most common type of affordance in modern interface design. For example, we implicitly understand that words not part of a sentence and located outside the main area of content on the page are usually links that afford clicking. We recognize that a strip across the top of the screen containing disjointed words is usually a navigation bar and that the words afford navigation. We recognize that a single word or phrase on a button-like background is usually a clickable button that performs an action. We guess that a word or phrase with a downwards arrow beside it usually expands into a drop-down menu.

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Easy-Bake FileMaker Pro 13 Audit Trail | Excelisys w Demo File

Easy-Bake FileMaker Pro 13 Audit Trail | Excelisys w Demo File | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
FileMaker Pro 13 Tip-n-nTrick: Easy-Bake FileMaker Pro 13 Audit Trail By: Doug West There are many ways to implement audit logs in FileMaker Pro 13, but I'm always on the lookout for the method with the least overhead. If you don't need separate records in another table for every field change, then you can keep track of…
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Insert From URL - FileMaker's Web Requests

Insert From URL - FileMaker's Web Requests | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
FileMaker can make web requests with Insert From URL script step. This article explores what FileMaker actually sends to the target server.

I am interested in connecting FileMaker to various web APIS and I was curious to see how far I could get without a plugin. Many web APIs use POST, as that it the default way to send data to a server. Now that FileMaker supports POST, things are a bit more interesting.

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FMP Go OnGestureTap | The Scarpetta Group

FMP Go OnGestureTap | The Scarpetta Group | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
OnGestureTap

You guessed it, this post is all about the OnGestureTap Script Trigger and Get ( TriggerGestureInfo ) Function in FileMaker Pro 13 used in FileMaker Go.

OnGestureTap is a new script trigger introduced in FileMaker Pro 13 which lets you trigger an event with tap controls. It can be triggered with either a Single-tap with one, two or three fingers or a Double-tap with one finger.

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Mapping from FileMaker Pro with OpenStreetMap and Leaflet Markercluster.js

Recently, when searching for updates to markercluster.js on Google, I found an interesting Javascript library called Leaflet Markercluster, that uses OpenStreetMaps instead of Google Maps. OpenStre...
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fmSMS – Send and Receive SMS/TEXT Messages from FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, FileMaker Server and FileMaker WebDirect

fmSMS – Send and Receive SMS/TEXT Messages from FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, FileMaker Server and FileMaker WebDirect | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
fmSMS – Send and Receive SMS/TEXT Messages from FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, FileMaker Server and FileMaker WebDirect
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A Transactional Approach in FileMaker Pro 13 | Colibri Solutions

A Transactional Approach in FileMaker Pro 13 | Colibri Solutions | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
By J Sciarra, Colibri Solutions Chief Technologist For years, developers have struggled to create a coherent transactional model with FileMaker Pro’s
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FileMaker Encryption With BaseElements | DB Services

FileMaker Encryption With BaseElements | DB Services | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
We here at DB Services love the BaseElements plugin. In fact we love it so much we decided to sponsor the development of HTTP POST in the plugin back at the beginning of 2012. So, as history tends to do, we repeated ourselves by sponsoring the development of the plugin again, but this time for encryption functions.
Download the Demo File to Test Out the BaseElements Encryption Functions
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Those Darn Escape Codes

Those Darn Escape Codes | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Cleaning up HTML escape codes to display regular characters using FileMaker Pro.

Feel free to download the unlocked example file.

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FileMaker Pro 13: The Missing Manual

FileMaker Pro 13: The Missing Manual | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
You don’t need a technical background to build powerful databases with FileMaker Pro 13. This crystal-clear guide covers all new FileMaker Pro 13 features, such as its improved layout tools and enhanced mobile support. Whether you’re...
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OS X: Fix Filemaker 9′s & 10′s “Open Remote” on (Mountain) Lion | bogner.sh

OS X: Fix Filemaker 9′s & 10′s “Open Remote” on (Mountain) Lion | bogner.sh | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

As far as I can tell the Filemaker application uses an SSL encrypted connection to transmit it’s data (or at least the database list ). To fix the encyption you only have to replace the certificate stored in the application bundle:

  • /…/FileMaker Pro.app/Contents/MacOS/root.pem
  • /…/FileMaker Pro.app/Contents/MacOS/server.pem

The following solutions are possible:

I have uploaded my test certificates. You can also use them.

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The Grot's Blog: Doing a mass export of all data, using FileMaker’s native ExecuteSQL() function and a virtual table.

So one of our developers started doing it the obvious way, going to each file, and building export routines for the tables in those files.  A little way into the process, the job came up for discussion, and I suggested another way, using FileMaker’s native ExecuteSQL() function to get the data, and a “Virtual Table” to export it.  Next question was where in the file set to do this? Use an existing file, or make a new one? 

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A Sliding Drawer that Opens and Closes on Mouse-Over

A Sliding Drawer that Opens and Closes on Mouse-Over | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Digital Fusion are leading web and FileMaker developers with offices in Christchurch and Sydney
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FileMaker User Interface Design – Time for a change | The Scarpetta Group

FileMaker User Interface Design – Time for a change | The Scarpetta Group | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it

The FileMaker 13 Platform provides us 2 new tools to change how we can manage our interfaces. We can now stop thinking about boxes. Has anyone ever looked at a business card and seen a label for Company: Company Name or Name: Joe Scarpetta. Never, at least I would hope not. There is plenty of data that we see that is obvious to us, so let’s stop telling everyone that a name is a name or a company is a company, we know! Now being honest there are exceptions, dates are one exception. What date? So if looking at the data begs a question, then a label must be used or a creative way to show true meaning and intention.

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FileMaker 13 Animated Slide Panels - SeedCode

FileMaker 13 Animated Slide Panels - SeedCode | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
The slide control consists of two panels: panel 1 is blank, panel 2 has the content you wish to reveal. Animated slide panels like this looks great.
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FileMaker 13: Working with Base 64

This also means you can break the dependency of external files and simply use a data url to display all images in a web viewer. No more writing container fields out to temporary directories!

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Process Lock that Clears Itself | FilemakerHacks

Process Lock that Clears Itself | FilemakerHacks | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
If you build multi-user business systems, you may have had a need at one time or another to temporarily "lock" a process, so that only one user at a time can perform it. A typical drawback to most ...
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