Google Maps API, While Function, Gabriella Quevedo

FileMaker to Google Maps API

Connecting to the Google Maps API is pretty simple these days, especially with FileMaker 17 or above. Claus Lavendt built a template that helps Mac users easily connect to Google Maps. All you need to do is get your own Google Maps API key. Oh, and the template is free! In the comments section, Windows users note there are problems, so until those problems are fixed (probably after the summer is over), I don’t recommend it for them.

That literally anything can be done with FileMaker is already common knowledge. So why not integrate a map to form the necessary overview of departments, customers, locations, events and the like?

This file is a hands-on standalone file which you can use as inspiration or copy/paste from, to your own solution.
As standalone file, all you need to add is your own Google Maps API key.
You can view existing SITE records, edit existing SITE records, add new SITE records and finally you can also delete SITE records.

Source: DM FileMaker integration with Google Maps API | The Brain Basket

FileMaker 18: The While Function

FileMakerHacks: Kevin Frank digs deeper into the new While function in FileMaker 18. As usual, a must read for developers. I particularly like his visual explanation of the While function:

Given the basic structure above, Frank shows multiple variations, including Let statements in a While function and While function embeedded inside another While function. Set some time aside to study his post.

Today we’re going to dig a little deeper into the new-in-18 While function, and to avoid repetition, will assume readers are familiar with last month’s article on SetRecursion and While. We’ll look at some new examples ranging from basic to advanced, investigate the circumstances under which While can use variables previously declared via Let, and check out some benchmark results comparing While vs. CustomList.

Source: FileMakerHacks – FileMaker tips, techniques and more

Time for a little fun

Gabriella Quevedo plays her version of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall”. Her technical mastery of the guitar is amazing.

Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.

Randall G Leighton
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