FileMaker Relational Design Jeremiah Hammond from DB Services on FileMaker Relational Design, something every aspiring FileMaker developer needs to understand at a deep level: Understanding how to use the relationship graph is fundamental for custom app development in FileMaker. Developers must understand both relational design—tables, keys, and how to use keys to relate tables—and context. […]
One shortcoming of FileMaker compared to SQL databases the lack of built in Atomicity–the ability to insure that all records in a transaction are updated successfully, or no changes are applied if the update fails. This shortcoming has been addressed by FileMaker developers in the past by cycling through records in a portal without committing data […]
Is FileMaker interest waning? I see the opposite: the direction FileMaker has taken recently extends it reach and breadth by offering a multi-platform solution that integrates with just about anything. The challenge to developers: Learn how to integrate it with the rest of the world or get left behind. Thu, 24 September 2015 363_FM_Success_Tips Navigating […]
Tim Cimbura blogged recently about a interesting method of jumping around the FileMaker relationship graph without a plugin. Robert Schaub took it to the next level in this video: By placing the notes behind the relationship icon and providing a key, it’s possible to use the keyboard/keypad to type the associated number and have the target […]
Tim Cimbura shares a unique way to navigate the relationship graph in FileMaker, one that comes in handy if you don’t have 2empowerFM (I am fortunate enough to have it, and it’s a worthwhile investment): Large relationship graphs in FileMaker can get difficult to navigate. You spend a lot of time scrolling around or zooming […]
Sadly, this article won’t help you with your personal relationships. Instead, Michael Rocharde tackles filtered relationships in FileMaker and does so in a major way: cascading relationships where the user is presented with a list of filtered selections at each step in the process, making it easier to find and select the record they need: […]
GETTING SERIOUS: The fourth video in this series is ambitious, covering relational design, primary and foreign keys, drop down menus, container fields, and much more: Published on Aug 29, 2014 Join us for the fourth in a series of six webinars designed to complement your learning via FTS:Basics, the official self-paced training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc. […]
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