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News related to FileMaker with a focus on development techniques and ideas. (FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S.and other countries.)
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MasterDetail 2.0 - Modular FileMaker

MasterDetail 2.0 - Modular FileMaker | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
This a major update to Master Detail 1.0. New Features MasterDetail Portal Record Limit MasterDetail now detects the number of records in the MasterDetailRows table, and constrains the found set based on that number.  If there are 1000 records in that table then a max 1000 records will be found.  There is intelligent messaging displayed to the user …
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Building your own Medical Health app

Building your own Medical Health app | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Faced with specific mHealth needs, overworked IT departments and limited funds, some clinicians are using platforms like Apple's FileMaker to design their own solutions.
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Creating Records With Set Field - The Efficient Way?

Creating Records With Set Field - The Efficient Way? | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
I've just spent some time getting my head around the technique of forcing the creation of records using a global field in the parent table as part of the "create" relationship.  When this field is ...
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User-Friendly Excel Exports, part 1

User-Friendly Excel Exports, part 1 | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Many end users appreciate FileMaker's ability to export a found set of records in Excel format — it's fast, straight-forward and empowering. One request that I have received from clients multiple t...
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Applescript Notification from FileMaker

Applescript Notification from FileMaker | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
FileMaker developers (and other app developers) are always looking for better ways to communicate information to their users. System level notifications have proven to be an effective way of sendin...
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Blurring the Distinction between Schema and Data

Blurring the Distinction between Schema and Data | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
The other day I had the privilege and the pleasure to give a POE presentation entitled Runtime Code, a.k.a. Blurring the Distinction between Schema and Data, in the room behind this window at the A...
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Exporting vCards from FileMaker Pro 13

Exporting vCards from FileMaker Pro 13 | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
I wanted a simple method of adding vCard export capability from my FileMaker databases to get Contact information into my Contacts application. This is my first attempt at Modular FileMaker (as def...
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FileMaker Drag & Drop Example File

FileMaker Drag & Drop Example File | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
A tidy example of scripts for drag and drop: the demo shows how to create a grid of buttons without a different script parameters on all the buttons.
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FileMaker and Zip Code Lookups with Zippopotamas

Looking up location data is a piece of cake when you have a zip code and a free download of Zippopotamus! Download Zippopotamus here: http://www.zippopotam.u...
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Getting Rid of Paper Based Processes Webinar - Cimbura.com, Inc. Tech

Getting Rid of Paper Based Processes Webinar - Cimbura.com, Inc. Tech | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
More businesses today are seeking alternatives to legacy paper-based processes. Companies of all sizes are replacing photocopiers with iPads, reducing storage costs, and severely improving data collection time and accuracy with efficient solutions that automate and empower their local and mobile teams. With the FileMaker Platform, solutions can be built to custom fit your needs. …
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The XML Wrap and Unwrap technique

The XML Wrap and Unwrap technique | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: today we have a guest article with demo files by Italian developer Giuseppe Pupita, whose helpful and knowledgeable postings in various online forums are always worth reading. Here h...
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FMEasyWeb with FileMaker Layouts

FMEasyWeb with FileMaker Layouts | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Tim Dietrich and I have been experimenting with the FileMaker and the Web recently using Custom Web Publishing. One thing led to another. :) FMEasyWeb Tim's been working on FMEasyWeb which makes it...
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Magic Key Creating Relationships

Magic Key Creating Relationships | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Today we're going to look at a technique called Magic Key, which allows you to flexibly create and populate related records. I believe that the name originates with European developer Ugo Di Luca, ...
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Tools for New FileMaker Developers - How to make a million bucks...

Tools for New FileMaker Developers - How to make a million bucks... | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
FileMaker has a bit of a push on right now to get new developers into working with the FileMaker Pro platform. They recently launched a webpage on their main website to encourage new developers con...
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Java SE 6 error when trying to launch supported FileMaker products under Yosemite / OS X 10.10 | FileMaker

Java SE 6 error when trying to launch supported FileMaker products under Yosemite / OS X 10.10 | FileMaker | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Stay tuned for new security updates and database security notifications.
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Export .ics Calendar Files - Modular FileMaker

Export .ics Calendar Files - Modular FileMaker | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
EXPORT ICS CALENDAR FORMAT FILES The purpose of this module and scripts are to export an .ics file for importing into Calendar applications. The scripts anticipate Single Event or Batch event export. The Main script has a branch for Saving the export file to disk (and opening in the local calendar app) or Emailing the event …
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▶ FileMaker Tutorial - Search Field Scripting

Brought to you by http://www.filemakermagazine.com - Here’s a video about emulating the very popular search field which includes a delete button and text und...
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