FileMaker – Find Records in a Set Radius

Having the ability to find records with an address in a set radius could come in very handy at times.  Nate Williams of DB Services shows us how to do this in FileMaker 14:

Imagine a sales rep visiting a customer in an adjacent state.  Since the rep is unfamiliar with the area, it would be great to have a list of nearby customers they could visit afterwards.  One of the best ways to accomplish this is to perform a radius search on the customers within your FileMaker solution, evaluating the distance between the rep and each customer’s address.  Let’s take a look at how to build one of these yourself using Google Maps API, some custom functions, and a couple calcs.

Bonus:  there is a downloadable example file at the link.

Source: FileMaker – Find Clients in a Set Radius – DB Services

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