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Encrypting Files in FileMaker 17

If you are creating a database, especially for your business, then you probably have sensitive data that you need to store in it.

It doesn’t matter if it’s client information, or patient data, or financial information, you won’t want outsiders accessing it.

FileMaker already has tools that allow you to do that – user accounts, privilege sets, extended privileges, etc.

FileMaker 17 gives you another tool for securing your data – it allows you to encrypt your database files using AES 256 bit encryption.

 

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UIRecipes: Learn UI Design in 15 Minutes A Week | FileMaker tip

UIRecipes: Learn UI Design in 15 Minutes A Week | FileMaker tip | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
LEARN UI DESIGN IN 15 MINUTES A WEEK


Each week, we analyze the top UI patterns and the latest design trends from the � hottest mobile and web apps, and we turn them into actionable � UI Recipes for designing specific user tasks.

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Enhance Your FileMaker Portal Columns with Sort, Filter and Batch Update

Enhance Your FileMaker Portal Columns with Sort, Filter and Batch Update | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

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For my client, I was also asked to filter the portal and batch update columns.

The end product came out pretty cool, so I decided to create a sample file with all these techniques put together in one file to share with the FileMaker community.

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Apple Maps in FileMaker With MapKit JS

Apple Maps in FileMaker With MapKit JS | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Recently we were asked:

“Can you use Apple Maps inside FileMaker, rather than using Google Maps or MapQuest?”

 

We decided to give it a shot, thanks to MapKit JS, the JavaScript implementation of the MapKit library widely used on macOS and iOS.

 

Here is a technique our FileMaker and JavaScript development teams designed to enable Apple Maps inside a FileMaker solution.

 

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Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Division Saves 36 Hours Per Week Using FileMaker®-Based Solution

Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Division Saves 36 Hours Per Week Using FileMaker®-Based Solution | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
The Food Safety Division of the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s mission is to enforce food safety regulations by conducting inspections of both retailers and manufacturers.

They also conduct outreach activities for the industry and the community to promote goodwill.

The organization has a robust training program to ensure their 90 inspectors are fully equipped to …

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Better Breadcrumbs | FileMaker tip

Breadcrumb menus are great.

They tell the user a lot about where they are within a solutions hierarchy. 

They also provide a really quick and easy way to navigate up/down that hierarchy if needed.

In the FileMaker world, people have been making breadcrumb menus in various forms for a while, the most common implementation is that of a repeating fields, button bars, or in the case of vertical menus, a portal.

And while all of these methods are workable, they tend to have limitations when it comes to 2 aspects - the visual quality of the menu, and the ability to customise and extend the menu.

So what do we mean by these? 

We’ll start off by giving an example of a breadcrumb menu built using a button bar, discuss some of its limitations, and then present our alternative implementation using a tab control object.

 

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5 Best Practices for Inventory, Budgeting, and Replacing Equipment | FileMaker user case

5 Best Practices for Inventory, Budgeting, and Replacing Equipment | FileMaker user case | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Two years ago at Cannon School, we began a journey of consolidating our inventory of technology equipment from a great many spreadsheets into a single database solution.

We had spreadsheets detailing personal equipment (both staff/faculty and student), classroom equipment, and infrastructure equipment.

Our IT Department worked to put these spreadsheets together, as we noticed more and more equipment that was unaccounted for.

We realized there was not an effective way to track the equipment once it was placed on the list.

Surely, we thought, there must already be tool somewhere for tracking school technology inventories, and we only needed to do the research to find it. We were wrong.  

Because we couldn’t find an existing solution that fit our needs, our IT Director, Bill Donovan, created one using Filemaker.

 

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Enhance FileMaker layouts with Semantic UI | Humming Tech

The world of technology constantly evolves.

Whether we like it or not the tech giants continue to raise the minimum level of user expectation when it comes to design.


But what happens when that expectation surpasses standard FileMaker UI features?

Didier Daglinckx's insight:

Also look at https://semantic-ui.com

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Introduction to KarbonFM, a Framework for Ambitious FileMaker Custom Apps.

Introduction to KarbonFM, a Framework for Ambitious FileMaker Custom Apps. | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

... we (GeistInteractive) held our first-ever webinar that focused on Karbon, our Framework for Ambitious FileMaker Custom Apps.

 

We briefly touched on Karbon’s purpose and position, Karbon’s data model, and Kabon’s API integration.

 

We also spoke about our tool Generator that helps us generate 95% of the code needed for Karbon.

 

Finally we looked at testing in Karbon and one specific integration with LedgerLink and Quickbooks Online.

 

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Quick Find: the forgotten feature of FileMaker

Quick Find: the forgotten feature of FileMaker | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

Released with FileMaker 11, more than 8 years ago in 2010, Quick Find is probably one of the most underestimated features in FileMaker.

For some reason, there wasn’t even much emphasis in the product marketing when it was released.

Platform evengelists would mention it as a ‘Google-like search engine within FileMaker’, product documentation said ‘search in all fields of current layout’, but it was never said clearly how powerful this feature is.

And it is extremely powerful.

 

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Apps van het zuiverste water… | FileMaker

Apps van het zuiverste water… | FileMaker | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Hoe een laboratorium dat is gespecialiseerd in het analyseren van water gebruikmaakt van het FileMaker Werkplek Innovatie Platform om 1.000 monsterflessen per dag te beheren
Didier Daglinckx's insight:

Workplace Innovation Platform #FileMaker helps collecting 1.000 water samples a day for Dutch lab @AqualabZuid.

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FileMaker Server 17 - La nouvelle console d'administration | YouTube

La console d'administration de FileMaker Server a été entièrement revue : plus claire, plus intuitive…
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Automate Electronic Document Signing with FileMaker and DocuSign

Automate Electronic Document Signing with FileMaker and DocuSign | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

For many years we’ve (Databuzz) helped business both large and small with their workflow challenges, and one of the most common issues we see is managing the distribution and signing of standard business documents such as contracts, employee agreements, quotes and proposals.

The solutions to these problems vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of document to be signed, the number of recipients, volume of documents and the location of recipients.

Over the past few years we’ve helped a number of customers integrate with DocuSign, one of the most popular electronic signature platforms. 

DocuSign helps organisations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act-on, and manage agreements and allows users to sign electronically on practically any device, from almost anywhere, at any time.

With DocuSign you can ...

 

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FileMaker Walmart Integration

FileMaker Walmart Integration | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Walmart is the largest retailer in the world with $485.9 billion in total revenue in 2017, and reaches over 100 million users a month on Walmart.com.

 

This makes Walmart a useful tool to expand your customer base.

And with FileMaker, you can streamline the process of working with Walmart.com by integrating your FileMaker app with Walmart Marketplace.

 

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FileMaker Server SSL Certificate Installation | FileMaker Training Course - YouTube

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Event Management with the FileMaker Platform

Event Management with the FileMaker Platform | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
If you've ever planned an event, you can appreciate the immense amount of organization, coordination and communication required to effectively manage all aspects of the logistics.

Technology, when leveraged effectively, can be extremely helpful in the process.

Oftentimes event planners don't understand when and/or how to implement technology to streamline and automate tasks and information.

The prestigious University of California at Berkeley (UCB) came to us to help them streamline their event planning and management systems.

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