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HierarchyLite - FileMaker Pro 12 Tips and Tricks Demo!

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HierarchyLite - FileMaker Pro® 12 Tips and Tricks Demo of a Simplified Approach to Hierarchal Portals!

Another FREE FileMaker Pro 12 Tips and Tricks Demo file showing an even more simplified approach to hierarchal portals by Doug West, Product/Project manager of Excelisys.  Doug has now made this advanced technique, originally developed by our own Andy Persons, even easier! “HierarchyLite” is an EXcellent FREE FileMaker Pro 12 Tips and Tricks demo file which outlines how to create those cool hierarchically organized portals in FileMaker Pro 12, similar to the Mac Finder’s list view or Window’s Explorer view.

The general idea of this simplified no-frills version is to make this desired effect a tad easier to implement. The hierarchy concept is achieved with fewer fields and featured without the potentially unneeded distractions such as the category field, portal row highlight, and drag-and-drop functionality for moving items between groups.

When you open the file there are instructions and explanations on how it all works and how you can incorporate this technique into your own fabulous solutions! So download this free FileMaker Pro 12 Tips and Tricks demo file from Excelisys’ FileMaker Tips and Tricks section of our website today and ENJOY!

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Google - Auto Complete using JSON in FIleMaker 16

Google - Auto Complete using JSON in FIleMaker 16 | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
I am excited to share with you some of the new features now that FileMaker 16 has officially been released.  In this post I thought I would start out simple and show the JSON parsing function coupled with a simple API call which allows for simpler data entry when it comes to entering in an
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FileMaker Behavior Change-Go To Object-FileMaker 16 Video Training-FileMaker 16 News-FileMaker Video

FileMaker Behavior Change-Go To Object-FileMaker 16 Video Training-FileMaker 16 News-FileMaker Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFwFjZem3AM Mos
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FileMaker Pro Advanced - Inverted Portals in FileMaker

Inverted Portals in FileMaker Once in a while a great trick comes along that needs just a little more attention. Doug West of Excelisys developed one las
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FileMaker Pro 16 has no bottom: see what that means for your scripts

FileMaker Pro 16 has no bottom: see what that means for your scripts | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
The engineers of FMI removed the bottom status bar from the interface, giving it a clean look, as you  can see in the comparison below (drag the slider to see the difference):
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How to Use the New FileMaker Data API in FileMaker Server 16

How to Use the New FileMaker Data API in FileMaker Server 16 | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
With the release of FileMaker Server 16 comes a brand-new feature - FileMaker Data API. Here's how it works and how to use it in your application.
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[FMP Tip-n-Trick] FileMaker Pro Hierarchical Portal Filtering 2.2 | eXcelisys

[FMP Tip-n-Trick] FileMaker Pro Hierarchical Portal Filtering 2.2 | eXcelisys | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
This is the second of a three-part series on creating and using FileMaker Pro hierarchical portal filtering within FileMaker Pro and includes a demo file.
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Top 10 New Features in FileMaker 16-FileMaker 16 News-FileMaker 16 Instructional Videos-FileMaker 16

Top 10 New Features in FileMaker 16-FileMaker 16 News-FileMaker 16 Instructional Videos-FileMaker 16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urh8iHOCxkg Most Recen
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Nick Orr: Learn about BaseElements

Orr dissects a massive database using BaseElements, making it look easy to find and fix problems with what looks like an unsolvable mess.

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Virtual List tutorial? |FileMaker Community

Virtual List tutorial? |FileMaker Community | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Can someone point me to a good Virtual List tutorial? I need to populate a portal with a Virtual List, I'm pretty sure, but have not learned how to
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Modular FileMaker | Time Picker

Modular FileMaker | Time Picker | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
INSTALLATION
Copy Scripts
Create A Layout Named “Time Picker”
Copy/Paste Layout Objects to “Time Picker” Layout
Attach “Display Time Picker” As An OnObjectEnter Script Trigger, or call it from a button. If calling the script from a button, please also specify the fully qualified field name to modify as a parameter
Download –> http://www.modularfilemaker.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Time-Picker.zip
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User-Friendly Excel Exports, part 6

User-Friendly Excel Exports, part 6 | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
Recently I was asked to implement user-friendly Excel exports on a WAN-based solution, utilizing some of the techniques explored earlier in this series (part 1, part 1.1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5 — all from five years ago). There was just one problem: while performance was great locally, and okay on a LAN, it was…
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✔FileMaker Beginner Tutorial || #1 Find & Sort

This tutorial covers how to filter and organize your records in FileMaker using the "perform find" and "sort" feature. Exercise download link
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FileMaker 16: Using Card Windows for Navigation

In this follow-up to her video introducing the new Card Window feature in FileMaker 16, Martha Zink shows how to use Card Windows for navigation. Learn mor
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[FMP Tip-n-Trick] Inverted Portals with FileMaker Pro | eXcelisys

[FMP Tip-n-Trick] Inverted Portals with FileMaker Pro | eXcelisys | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
FileMaker Pro tip-n-trick creating inverted portals allowing the creation of new records on the first row, followed by existing rows from newest to oldest.
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Generator - Free & Unlocked Developer Utility

Generator - Free & Unlocked Developer Utility | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
The first ever, Free & Open Source FileMaker developer utility for integrating with web APIs and JSON data.
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Windowing in FM 16: First Impressions

Windowing in FM 16: First Impressions | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
9 May 2017: Today's release of FileMaker 16 introduces new windowing options, and changes to existing windowing behavior... some of these are cross-platform, and some are specific to FileMaker for Windows. Demo file: FM-16-Windowing.zip (requires FM 16 or later) Cross-Platform Changes Change #1. Redesigned "New Window" dialog Note the new "Card" window style -- I'll…
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FileMaker 16 - New Features & Functionality

Looking for the nitty-gritty details about the FileMaker 16 release? In this video you'll get just the goods you're looking for. No hype, no marketin
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FileMaker & Tableau | Building Dashboards with Interactivity

The example file is called Superstore.fmp12 and I have imported the example file that is often used with Tableau examples.

Start by downloading these three files:

FileMaker file used in this post: Superstore.fmp12
Tableau file: Tableau Actions Example.twb
Excel file: superstore_data.xlsx

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The Philosophy of FileMaker - Ultimate Find

The Philosophy of FileMaker - Ultimate Find | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
When I first started teaching FileMaker scripting, I went through the entire list of script steps and provided a simple example of each one. By the end of the third day, we had covered every script step but with no depth. More questions remained than were answered. That’s when I decided to focus on the most important steps. Instead of spending valuable time teaching scripts steps most people would never use in real life scenarios, I decided to concentrate on steps that are used over and over and have tons of depth. That’s how I developed my "Ultimate Find" script. It’s a great way to start your journey into advanced scripting, demonstrating important concepts and sophisticated techniques with key script steps, all in one little script. Besides, every good solution needs a well designed find script.
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The Philosophy of FileMaker - KISS

The Philosophy of FileMaker - KISS | Filemaker Info | Scoop.it
In the last few years, I've subscribed to the KISS methodology (Keep It Simple Stupid). Call it wisdom or humility, I'm not sure which. All I know is, after over two decades in the FileMaker market, I've discovered the simplest solution is most often best for my clients. It costs less and performs better, in most cases. I know all the tricks, having practically wrote the book on the subject, but there is a time and a place for complex methods. What I'm here to convince you is, choose complicated techniques carefully.
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The A–Z of FileMaker: C » uLearnIT – FileMaker Development, Mentoring and Training Classes

C is for container Container is a field type. When you build a database, most of your fields will likely be text fields. Other standard data field types are number, date, time and timestamp. Although each of these have subtleties in how they store and present data, they are fairly obvious in their usage. Why … Continue reading "The A–Z of FileMaker: C"
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FileMaker Inventory Resources

Fortunately, there are a number of rapid application software platforms that can be used to affordably create custom inventory solutions.

One of those tools is the FileMaker Platform. The software has been around since the early 80’s, having been owned by both Microsoft and Apple (at different times, of course). The FileMaker platform runs on Windows, Mac, iOS (iPhone, iPod, and iPad) as well as the web. It is currently a subsidiary of Apple.

This site is a collection of articles on building Inventory Management Systems (IMS) with the FileMaker Platform. It is written specifically for two primary groups:

Citizen developers (e.g. business owner, operations manager, IT director, etc.) who want to use FileMaker’s ease of use and rapid development environment to create their own IMS.
FileMaker Pro developers who haven’t yet built an IMS.
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[Opinion needed] Top 10 things to learn for Fil... |FileMaker Community

Hi guys, Recently been playing with video editing software, thought I will take this chance to make some simple 5-10 minutes FileMaker beginner tutorial
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