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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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Easy-Bake FileMaker Pro 13 Audit Trail

Easy-Bake FileMaker Pro 13 Audit Trail | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
By: Doug West   FileMaker Pro 13 Tip-n-nTrick: Easy-Bake FileMaker Pro 13 Audit Trail   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…
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360Works' RemoteScripter

360Works has an amazing plugin called RemoteScripter. This allows a user to have FileMaker Server ask FileMaker Pro to run a script. It is very powerful and ...
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Apple September 9 Announcements and FileMaker

Apple September 9 Announcements and FileMaker | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Apple announced several new products including the iPhone 6, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay for mobile payments. The new technologies available will fuel the next few years on innovation as will iOS 8 which will be released soon. In the mobile space these announcements primarily affect FileMaker Go, the FileMaker client that runs directly …
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GoZync 5 Integration

SeedCode's Jeff Almquist does a GoZync 5 integration in real time using the FileMaker 13 "Assets" starter solution. Here are the instructions Jeff is following:…
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FM 13: Anti-deduping

FM 13: Anti-deduping | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Recently there was a question about cleaning up a found set on one of the FileMaker discussion forums. When a question of this nature arises, it's typically some variation on "How can I remove [or ...
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SeedCode Calendar NEXT - SeedCode

SeedCode Calendar NEXT - SeedCode | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
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FileMaker Downloads of FileMaker Tips, Tricks, and Demos

Free FileMaker Pro Downloads, demos, and white paper. Tips and tricks. Drag-and-Drop in FileMaker Pro 10.
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White Paper for FMP Novices

White Paper for FMP Novices | FileMaker News | Scoop.it

A compilation of important advice on how to design a database, and what mistakes not to make. This document contains much-needed advice not available elsewhere that the FileMaker Pro newcomer must have to do a proper job. Currently covering over 100 important topics in as many pages, this is a must-have for any FileMaker novice or intermediate.

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Enhanced Macintosh Keyboard Shortcuts - Developer Tools

Enhanced Macintosh Keyboard Shortcuts - Developer Tools | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
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Hover Tricks for FileMaker Buttons

Hover Tricks for FileMaker Buttons | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
A couple of demos showing how you can reveal additional text, or even new buttons, when rolling over buttons in FileMaker 13. We used to hide text from some button states by making the text unusually large, but Jason Young showed us a much better method. More in the video below. Download the “Hover Tricks” [...]
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Icons DB - free custom icons

Icons DB - free custom icons | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Search through more than 3200 free icons. IconsDB let's you customize and download icons. Browse icons by category. Download as ico, icns, png, gif or jpg.
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Three reasons to update to FileMaker Pro 13

Three reasons to update to FileMaker Pro 13 | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
FileMaker Pro 13 has a number of script steps, calculation functions and script triggers that will have a positive impact on your solution. Here are three.
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FileMaker Pro Progress Bar - Gradients

FileMaker Pro Progress Bar - Gradients | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
By Andy Persons   V3 FileMaker Pro Progress Bar - Gangsta with Gradients!   OK, one last riff on progress bars! The V2 FileMaker Pro Progress Bar demo file showed how to have the bar change color based on the percentage, such as changing the entire bar from green to yellow to red as the…
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FileMaker Pro Users/Developers

FileMaker Pro Users/Developers | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
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HTML Email Signatures and Free FileMaker Tool to Create Them

HTML Email Signatures and Free FileMaker Tool to Create Them | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Email has proven to be a critical part of running a business. Whether it’s a small shop that monitors a single inbox or a large corporation tasked with maintaining thousands of accounts, everyone uses it. We, along with many other professionals, have been guilty of attaching images as part of our signatures. Here’s what my …
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FileMaker and Issues with Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks - Cimbura.com, Inc. Tech

FileMaker and Issues with Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks - Cimbura.com, Inc. Tech | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
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) …
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Virtual FileMaker Script Triggers

Virtual FileMaker Script Triggers | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Virtual FileMaker Script Triggers give you a way of making your own script triggers that fire when you want them to. Perfect for creating configurable sharable Filemaker Modules.
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FileMaker Go and iOS 8 compatibility

Stay tuned for new security updates and database security notifications.
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FMEasyAudit | An Open Source Auditing Solution for the FileMaker Platform

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FMEasyAudit is an open source solution for implementing logging and auditing of FileMaker databases.

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.

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Visual Design Basics For FileMaker: Shape – Design

Visual Design Basics For FileMaker: Shape – Design | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Learn about the fundamentals of using shape in FileMaker visual design
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The Design Studio

The Design Studio | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Learn a formal process and set of practices for designing exceptional applications and interfaces during this three-day experiential studio.
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CNS Plug-ins: SMTPit Pro Email Plug-in

CNS Plug-ins: SMTPit Pro Email Plug-in | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
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Oakland A's Using FileMaker

Oakland A's Using FileMaker | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
For eight years, A's coach Tye Waller has been collecting data on opposing players and methodically building an application that gives the team an advantage on defense and on the bases.
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Towel-Every day helper for FileMaker developers

Towel-Every day helper for FileMaker developers | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
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Automate every day tasks for FileMaker

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Button Image Masks in FileMaker 13

Button Image Masks in FileMaker 13 | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Introduction 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 ex
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