IN THIS EPISODE by Michael Rocharde, the topic is about a consultant over selling a client on a system that is way too big and expensive to maintain. A couple of good points in here–make sure you, as a consultant, pitch the right product to your client. Anything else is a losing strategy in the […]
HAS ANYONE HAD good luck with exporting a VCard file (.vcf) from FileMaker? A solution that works with both Mac and Windows? I have tried the Vcard custom function found on briandunning.com, but cannot get an exported file to work. I am exporting from FileMaker 13 on a Mac and have tried these variations of export file: […]
LOAD TESTING A DATABASE is a necessity, among other reasons, when dealing with a large number of users or when network connectivity is spotty and the user’s actions put a load on the server. Or when they are using WebDirect or a smart device in an area with poor connectivity. JohnAustin Lamprecht, of Soliant Computing, […]
Another twenty minutes of FileMaker tips from the guys at FileMaker Success Tips: Repeat Fields in Calendar, Script Placeholders, DDR Search, Sometimes it all just works Filemaker Success Tips : 310_FM_Success_Tips.
I WATCHED MONEYBALL with Brad Pitt last year, but didn’t know they were using FileMaker to build a system like this. And what’s more, Kevin Hammond of DB Services helped Tye Waller (above) write this solution! These days, most major-league clubs employ advance scouts who travel around the country looking for clues about the subtleties […]
A FILEMAKER PROGRESS BAR using base64 encoding was ground breaking last December, and is even more so today, due to Excelysis’s Andy Persons adding the ability to change the colors of the progress bar using a steps parameter: After we posted the FileMaker Pro 13 Progress Bar demo file using a base64 image last December, one frequent request we received […]
ALEXIS ALLEN of Designing FileMaker shares more design secrets from Devcon 2014: If you haven’t started using themes and styles yet in your FileMaker development, you should! This article consolidates information from Andrew Paulsen, Adam Ward, and Bob Shockey, presented in sessions at the 2014 FileMaker Developer’s Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The tricks and pointers […]
KEVIN HAMMOND OF DBSERVICES found a way to print pdf’s from FileMaker Server. Their unique solution is falls on the more difficult side to set un and configure, but once done opens the door to automated reports from the server: Have you ever wanted to email customers their invoices automatically? Have you ever wanted to generate […]
THERE HAVE BEEN lots of articles bemoaning WebDirect’s lack of support for printing. One of the options tossed about is using a robot FileMaker client–a standalone computer running FileMaker dedicated to processing print jobs for all users. Digital Fusion Weetbicks tried this approach, adding a twist that is simple and effective: Display the PDF in a container field, allowing […]
DOUGLAS ALDER spells out the benefits of upgrading to FileMaker 13 for both clients and developers: What you get with an upgrade to FileMaker Pro 13 Every organization must make its own call about when to upgrade, but if you do decide to make the move now, here are some benefits you can expect from moving to […]
THIS BLOG POST by Darren Terry is mandatory reading memorizing for every FileMaker developer of any skill level. Understanding how the calculation engine updates will make your life much simpler: FileMaker Pro has a very powerful calculation engine built into it. The calculation engine is exposed to us in a number of ways: calculation fields, script […]
SHINY NEW COMPUTERS stuffed with new software may cause more problems and not be the solution. Michael Rocharde’s video on this is entertaining and eye-opening: Our enthusiastic office manager has just bought new computers and software for the entire office. But has he spent his money wisely? Shiny New Thing – YouTube.
I DON’T NORMALLY post videos that do not have audio (even some music helps). This time is an exception. I don’t know how to pronounce the authors name (here it is, help is appreciated: 野田修) or anything about him. Other than what he shows in this video is pretty cool. And that he found a way to […]
THE PATTERNCOUNT FUNCTION is often overlooked, but very useful in some situations. There are times when, as a developer, you need to find some way to uniquely identify a record (or records) where you do not have a key you can look up. Or even a full word. PatternCount helps mightily at those times: If FileMaker functions had […]