Free FileMaker Downloads Day

Free FileMaker Downloads Day!

The Free FileMaker Example list has been around for over a year now, and has some interesting statistics:

  • Over 20,000 views!
  • 247 (and counting) free downloadable files
  • Free downloadable FileMaker example files from all over the world
  • An example file for almost every kind of problem or solution you can think of

FileMaker developers have been very busy recently, and there are lots of good blog posts out there with lots of good downloads.  And since I haven’t been able to keep up, I decided to have a Free FileMaker Download day!  Each entry below will be found on the Free FileMaker Example File list, as well:  Enjoy!

A virtuoso performance in two parts by Kevin Frank on Virtual Lists:

Part I, with 6 example reports: 

In case you aren’t already familiar with virtual lists, in a nutshell, you create a special utility table in your solution, and pre-populate it with “more records than you’ll ever need” (there are 10,000 in today’s demo). The records in this table will derive their data “virtually”, by reading it from some sort of array… typically, one or more variables

Virtual List Reporting, part 1 | FileMakerHacks

Part II, with 4 more report examples:

Virtual List Reporting, Part 2

Wim Decorte has some hidden gems on ExecuteSQL and Audit lists updated from a DevCon 2014 presentation:

Back in 2014, I did a DevCon session on “Deep-Dive Scripting, an Audit log…”.  The end-result of getting an audit log was not as important as the journey among the new and old scripting and function features. On the various FileMaker forums I see a lot of questions that are related to some of the features that I used in that presentation so we are offering the slide deck and the demo files here for people to take apart and discover.

Using ExecuteSQL() calls in FileMaker – Soliant Consulting

Brendan McBride shows how to set up Google Route Optimization with his post and demo file:

Whether you are a technician that has multiple appointments in a day, or you are atraveling salesperson, you want to minimize your time on the road. Luckily for us, Google has an API for route optimization! Let’s look at how to connect your FileMaker solution with the Google Maps Directions API to take a list of locations and order them to minimize the time spent traveling.

FileMaker Google Route Optimization | DB Services

Benjamin Fehr of EfficientBizz brings us a proof of concept of integrating Google Charts in WebViewer:

Take this as a proof-of-concept for using Google Charts with WebViewer.

What it is:

It’s actually 2 almost similar CustomFunctions for use in WV to build some of the most popular Google Charts, where

GoogleChartsExt      has a link to the GoogleCharts JS on the Google Server

GoogleChartsEmb     has the JS in a FM Text-Field though it would also work offline.

Google Charts in WebViewer

That’s all for now.  Be sure to link to the Free FileMaker Example List for access to free FileMaker downloads now!

Quote of the Day:

“You’d be foolish not to link to the Free FileMaker Example List if you are a FileMaker Developer!”

Don Clark

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