FileMaker Tricks Exporting to Excel Five years ago, Kevin Frank developed and wrote an exhaustive series of articles on exporting to Excel. The whole point of his series was to bypass the very limited options provided in FileMaker to give the end-user a nice looking spreadsheet without having to do a lot of manipulation in […]
Free PDF Markup in FileMaker Go 14 using TinyPDF The title says it all. Use a free program (tinypdf) to markup pdf files stored in FileMaker Go, There are several steps to this project and it’s well worth watching. Hat tip to Douglas Alder for linking this on Twitter. And to Joshua Paul, of course, […]
Look for the Richard Carlton/Tim Cimburra interview soon (both had time constraints, so they graciously agreed to a join interview), and learn what they think about FileMaker’s future, some great business tips, and lots of interesting FileMaker conversation. Meanwhile, enjoy another great video from Richard on interactive containers in FileMaker:
Martha Zink, of Soliant Consulting, shows a clean ,easy way to related container fields to a project record, essentially allowing users to add as many documents or images to a record as desired. I also like the technique she uses to display the contents of a selected portal in a different table.
Combining Custom Web Publishing (CWP) with Webdirect is a challenge, but offers a large range of options to the developer not available in Webdirect. In this instance, Mike Duncan of Soliant uses PHP functions to loop through a found set of FileMaker Webdirect records to combine container field files into a single zip file that […]
One of the most interesting phenomena in programming (or in life, for that matter) is when a person thinks “outside the box” and solves a problem in an unconventional manner (these are also known as “Aha” moments). Stephen, a senior FileMaker developer at Digital Fusion, had such a moment recently when tasked with converting thousands of container […]
Guy Stevens shows how to relate multiple pictures to a single record, as well as how to import whole folders of pictures, container fields, etc. Published on Mar 20, 2015 Relate multiple pictures to a record in a Filemaker Database. For when you want to add an unlimited amount of pictures to a record. A […]
Weihao Ding at DB Services shows how to script a way to display an interactive pdf on an iPad or iPhone. The problem: Interactive containers were introduced in FileMaker 12 to enable users to view the content of PDFs, audit files and video files directly in FileMaker Pro. A common use case for interactive containers […]
Yet another nice feature of Base64Encode: Rename files embedded in a FileMaker container field with a script step. Without exporting and importing: This technique makes use of FM13’s new Base64Encode() & Base64Decode() functions. When decoding a base64 string, filemaker gives you an optional parameter to specify a filename. This is the key to rename your […]
GetContainerAttribute: This function has 35 different arguments that you can send to it to get specific information about the item in a container field. FullCity Consulting gives us the use of the few of the more fun ones, and the full list is below: New in FileMaker 13, and previously fawned over in this very blog, is the GetContainerAttribute function. […]
Yes, you can! And you have Douglas Alder at Homebase Software to thank for showing us how to do it. For some reason, I just assumed it would work, but it’s good to see someone do it–and write about it: Many small businesses take advantage of FileMaker Pro’s ability to host up to 5 clients […]
I HAVE to agree – FileMaker did a great job with container fields in V 13. 1. Barcode Scanning FileMaker Go on iOS devices has long permitted users to capture non-text information like photographs and signatures. With FileMaker Go 13, we can use those built-in cameras for something new- scanning barcodes! After the camera obtains […]
THE HOW AND WHY OF REMOTE CONTAINER FIELDS. Join Richard Carlton to learn how set up and properly use them. FileMaker: Remote Containers Training – YouTube.
A very handy guide (with 30 Custom Functions!) from Wim Decorte to converting referenced container data to embedded container data using the new GetContainerAttribute in FileMaker 13. FileMaker 13 introduces a new function that gives us some 30 different attributes about the data we store in a container field: GetContainerAttribute(). One of those attribues is the […]