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Writing Custom Functions - Successfully

While taking the time to write a four hour custom function the other day, it occurred to me that some viewers may think that complex custom functions are just something which pops out of your head and immediately ends up on the screen. When, in fact, the truth is it takes a lot longer than you expect because you rarely get things perfectly the first time. It's all about wading through the errors and issues and ending up with the desired result. In this video, I walk through my process of compo

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De jolis popovers natifs 👩‍🎨👨‍🎨

Consœurs, confrères, Après plusieurs remarques positives sur mes popovers d'un look un peu inattendu, j'ai décidé d'en faire un petit article en vidéo. La vidéo est d'un format "réseau social", donc assez courte. Je n'entre pas dans les détails. Cependant, si le comment faire technique vous échappe, n'hésitez pas à me le dire en commentaire, je pourrai donner plus de détail. De même, si d'autres aspects liés à la présentation, aux interfaces vous intéresse, on pourra ouvrir d'autr
 

Quick Find Power Mode

Who doesn't like the simplicity of using a single field to search across many. That's essentially what Quick Find is. In fact, by default FileMaker makes the silly assumption that every field you add to a layout is something you want the user to be able to search. Essentially, you want to take control of the user experience in terms of search and make sure the user is not only searching what you want them to search, but also able to search in a fashion which is both familiar and comfortable. T

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Render Found Set as JSON Object

Demo file: found-set-to-json-object.zip (40MB; requires FM 18 or later) [Author’s note: the demo file is a work in progress. Modify it as you see fit.] Today we’re going to compare various methods one might consider employing to render an arbitrary found set as a JSON object. The demo consists of a table of US customers… Continue reading Render Found Set as JSON Object Afficher la totalité du billet

FileMaker Hacks

FileMaker Hacks

 

WebDirect et bouton retour…

WebDirect a été introduit par Claris à partir de la version 13 de FileMaker et à su évoluer avec le temps en apportant son lot d’améliorations et d’optimisations jusqu’à aujourd’hui. Cette technologie permet d’utiliser vos applications FileMaker depuis un navigateur web via le réseau internet. Claris prenant soin d’apporter une expérience utilisateur très proche de […] Cet article WebDirect et bouton retour… est apparu en premier sur 1-more-thing. >>> Lire la suite… <<<

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Killer Keywords

In many situations, you'd think the easiest solution would be the best. Saving time and getting the job done quickly. This, however, just isn't the case if you're going to allow users to use a simple text field for managing keywords or tags. A tagging system relies on making it easy for the user, but it may not be so easy to implement itself. Here are a few questions you might be faced with. What happens when one user enters "devloper" on record 1 and another user enters the correctly spelled "
Trésorerie opérationnelle

Trésorerie opérationnelle

Consœurs, confrères, Une petite présentation pour mon outil de suivi de trésorerie. Le client livré hier en est ravi, ce qui m'encourage à partager… Outil sans prétention (outre le fait d'être délicieusement agréable à utiliser, relaxant, très clair, léger, bilingue et graphiquement somptueux). Au plaisir d'en dire ou montrer plus si vous êtes intéressés. Jérémie ParJupiter Trésorerie sur LinkedIn
 

FIleMaker 19 : Obtenir une liste d’identifiants avec Exécuter FileMaker Data API

[ATTENTION: cette video en Anglais est réservée aux geeks :). Elle n’explique pas les détails de la technique. Elle n’est là que pour partager une idée, pas du code prêt à l’emploi]   Une de mes fonctionnalités favorites de FileMaker 19 est la nouvelle instruction de script, non documentée, Exécuter FileMaker Data API. Comme je […] Cet article FIleMaker 19 : Obtenir une liste d’identifiants avec Exécuter FileMaker Data API est apparu en premier sur 1-more-thing. >>> Lire la suite… &l

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Error Handling & Logging - Updated

When talking about logging, error handling and writing clean code it's never quite as exciting as working on the key features of your solution. Adding in the "cool" stuff and simply making things work is way more fun. Yet, one of the main things you rely on when developing is information from users and from your software itself. If you don't capture any of that helpful information, then you're essentially developing in the dark. You'll get obscure support requests like "It doesn't work." which
 

3 Simple marketing hacks to attract more customers

We all need to market our services or products to gain visibility and encourage sales, but in order to optimize opportunities, you need to be seen by the right audience. Your target market should already be clear to you, but if it isn’t, try asking what problem your product solves and who most encounters that [...] The post 3 Simple marketing hacks to attract more customers appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. Afficher la totalité du billet
 

How to streamline your sales process

It goes without saying that you need sales in order for your business to survive. But for a business to thrive, you need to build fantastic funnels and streamline the sales process from start to finish (and after). We’ve got a post in the pipeline on how to build winning funnels, but for now, [...] The post How to streamline your sales process appeared first on The Scarpetta Group, Inc.. Afficher la totalité du billet
 

JSON Currency Exchange Rates

Welcome back for another exciting round of JSON exploration. Last time we discussed a JSON-related bug fix in FM 19, as well as a free package tracking service that returns results in JSON format. Today we’re going to look at a free currency exchange rate service. Demo file: json-exchange-rates.zip I threw together this FileMaker front… Continue reading JSON Currency Exchange Rates Afficher la totalité du billet
 

Naming files through scripting in FileMaker

Choosing the Name From exporting data to excel sheets to custom print layouts, automated naming for exported files can help with organization and create a more professional look. The first thing to consider when scripting to automate file naming would be to determine a field that makes the record or set of records unique. For single records, it will most likely be a user facing identification field such as, Job Number, Serial Number, or perhaps Username and Job Title as long as it’s

MainSpring

MainSpring

 

FM Quickstart 19

FM Quickstart 19 The latest version of FM Quickstart–DB Services’ free CRM app for FileMaker–is finally here! Our team has listened to feedback from FM Quickstart users, and have added some major new features including: Task List Calendar Sidebar Navigation Additionally, DB Services is excited to announce the launch of our FM Quickstart Implementation Plans! These new plans will help you get set up with your new FileMaker system using FM Quickstart, including user setup, server setup, lic

DB Services

DB Services

 

Reusable Dialogs Revisit

Causing a user to make an explicit choice within your software really only happens from some sort of "locked-in" process. This process most typically happens within the form of a dialog box. It's the one roadblock you can stick in front of a user and expect input. Your software then uses that input to determine the output or direction. While FileMaker Pro does have its own native dialog box, there are some limitations to the native Show Custom Dialog script step. The number one limitation is th
 

DB Services Ranks on Inc. 5000 for 2020

DB Services Ranks on Inc. 5000 for 2020 For the second year in a row, DB Services has ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. For 2020, DB Services ranked #3,992 out of 5,000 on the list. DB Services now joins the ranks of other Inc. 5000 list alumni such as Microsoft, Intuit, Zappos, Oracle, and others. DB Services is also the top ranked Claris FileMaker Platinum Business Alliance Partner on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list and are #50 in the state of In

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DB Services

 

Generating Fake Data with FileMaker’s Improved JavaScript Integration

Learn how to generate massive amounts of test data in your FileMaker app by leveraging new FileMaker 19 features that allow you to interact directly with JavaScript. Part of good app development is testing with conditions that are similar to the environment you can expect your app to eventually operate in. One of those conditions is the amount of data your app is working with. It’s a not infrequent occurrence that someone comes to us with a system that worked well with a few records but

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MainSpring

 

Assessing Performance

Who doesn't want their software to perform as efficiently and as quickly as possible. Don't we always want things to go faster and work better? Of course we do. The problem is, we don't always take the time to fully think out what is happening when we solve a problem. Sometimes, we just robot our way through the code we are creating because it's how we've always done it - and it's easy or faster. Being an "efficiency nut", when it comes to code, is something I really enjoy. It represents the f
 

DB Services Named FileMaker Partner Of The Year

DB Services Named FileMaker Partner of the Year 2020 On August 5th, 2020, DB Services was named the Claris Excellence Award FileMaker Growth Partner of the Year for the Americas for 2020.  This is DB Services 4th consecutive year bringing home the award from Claris International, Inc.  The award is presented annually to each region’s Claris partner that achieves the highest revenue and brand growth for Claris. DB Services CEO, Kevin Hammond, reflects on this award: “It is an unprecedented hon

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DB Services

 

Surveys for Success: UNITY

Surveys for Success: UNITY Performing Arts Foundation In these difficult times, it is more important than ever to give back whenever possible. DB Services continues to support organizations with our Surveys for Success program, and this quarter, our charity partner is UNITY Performing Arts Foundation! The UNITY Performing Arts Foundation and their CEO and founder, Marshall White, have been leaders in transforming the lives of children and young adults in so many ways. UNITY provides after-scho

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DB Services

 

A JSON Miscellany, part 1

In this 2-part series, we’re going to take a look at various JSON-related topics, including a bug fix in FM 19, two free web services that return useful information in JSON format, and several ways to parse a found set into a JSON object. Fixed in 19: JSON validation bug In FM 18 (but not… Continue reading A JSON Miscellany, part 1 Afficher la totalité du billet
 

Uploading Files

Even though your "database" includes the word "data", data isn't the only thing we categorize and track. We often need to track discrete files and FileMaker is perfectly adept at doing this. In fact, FileMaker's container field is ideally suited to store all kinds of different files. The problem, however, is simply throwing a container field onto your layout is never really a good idea. If you allow users to simply drop anything into a container, then you'll surely end up with a collection of d
 

DB Services Ranked on IBJ Fast 25

DB Services Ranked on IBJ Fast 25 DB Services has been ranked on the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Fast 25 list. This yearly list ranks the 25 fastest growing companies in Indianapolis area based on year over year growth of revenue. DB Services ranked 20th out of 25, with 78% revenue growth from FY 2017 to 2019. DB Services CEO, Kevin Hammond, shared his thoughts on the ranking: “DB Services is proud to be a growing member of the Indianapolis tech community. Since our start in 2003, our g
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