THIS IS AN ISSUE I probably would never notice without it being pointed out: adjusting your layout size to allow for showing more data once the iOS status bar (the area where the time, battery status, and signal strength are shown) is turned off. And now that it has been pointed out, I will be […]
Michael Rocharde makes some good points in this video about the difference between professional, experienced developers and those not so experienced. As Richard Carlton put it in this video (and I paraphrase), you might want to build something small yourself–or have someone on your staff do it, but if you want an large office building designed and built, […]
TRIGGERING SCRIPTS on remote FileMaker clients using fmp-url. What does that mean, exactly? When a field is embedded in a web viewer, changing the content of the field causes the web viewer to reset. Other users with the web viewer object on their screen (in FileMaker, of course) can get notified via a script trigger on […]
A SET OF TOOLS, a development platform, problem solving software, the Home Depot of software, extremely powerful but easy to use, highly customizable, easily customizable. FileMaker is all of these things and more. Richard Carlton’s video for and about FileMaker is a good sales tool. Use it when it’s necessary to educate your client on the […]
A VERY NICE TECHNIQUE by Michael Rocharde to allow creation of portal records automatically in a portal, but hiding the extra row that shows using FileMaker 13’s conditional hiding options: Creating Related Records Before FileMaker™ 13 was released, I advocated never using Allow creation of records in this table via this relationship. I did so because […]
TOO MANY DATA POINTS on the x-axis can be a big problem for some data series in a FileMaker Chart. David Nahodyl of BlueFeather has shared a very nice solution he developed. FileMaker has extremely functional charts, but one tricky part I’ve found is making the x-axis display in an appealing format. The values along the […]
CONVERTING OLD FILEMAKER FILES is pretty straightforward most of the time–but you gotta watch out for the gotcha’s, like plugin compatibility and sloppy calculations. Learn more in this video. Oh, and one more piece of advice: Converting Old FileMaker Files to the .fmp12 Format (FileMaker 13) – YouTube.
I DON’T RUN ACROSS too many businesses guilty of running their businesses completely or almost completely with spreadsheets. But it was pretty common not too long ago. I do still see businesses with really old DOS based systems, and those are a challenge to convert Have you ever really thought about the drawbacks of using […]
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DOWNLOAD THIS FREE EBOOK on FileMaker Pro Themes. Written and published by Michael Rocharde, this free book is a handy guide to FileMaker theme and includes solutions for many of the gotchas you’ll run across from time to time: This free eBook on FileMaker Pro Themes by Michael Rocharde is a simple visual reference guide […]
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THIS NEW TUTORIAL program looks interesting – there’s a Mac and iOS version, and it’s only $10. Short videos are a great way to learn, and this course has 49 of them. Download Tutor for Filemaker Pro – The Basics today and learn how to use Filemaker Pro for the Mac. Our tutorial includes 49 easy-to-follow […]
DOUBLE THE PLEASURE, DOUBLE THE FUN. Assuming you find programming fun, that is. FullCity Consulting covers the Min and Max functions this week: What’s better than a function of the week? Two functions of the week! This week we’ll explore the (fraternal) twin functions of Min and Max. These functions return the lowest and highest […]
AN INTERESTING POST at Seedcode (I assume it’s by John Sindelar, but it’s not clear) about mulling things over as he exercises by running: The Running Test is one way to get information about decisions, and I’ve found its results surprising. When I’m mulling something over, I’ll find it has one of two impacts on […]