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FileMaker Shopify Integration

FileMaker Shopify Integration Shopify is used by more than a million businesses in over 175 countries, including Nestle and Staples, making it one of the leading e-commerce companies in the world. By integrating FileMaker and Shopify, you have the ability to easily create, update, and delete nearly all aspects of your online business straight from your FileMaker system. Running Shopify from your existing FileMaker solution can save you time and money by eliminating the pain of double data entry

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Creating more gender-inclusive applications

Photo by Plush Design StudioCreating more gender-inclusive solutions Where we discuss what simple things can be done in an application or database to improve gender inclusivity. As a FileMaker developer, I create databases that are designed to store various kinds of data on a daily basis, for a lot of clients in very different fields of work ; one of the most common modules I usually develop is a “Contacts” module, where my clients can enter the info they have on their own clients, for example

Marina Syhanath

Marina Syhanath

 

Multiple Worksheet Excel Exports

When someone asks a simple question like "How can I make FileMaker export a second worksheet in Excel?" The method you use to achieve this may not be immediately apparent. Especially if you've not worked with other programming languages like Python. Rest assured, however, you can certainly solve most any FileMaker problem as long as you're willing to take a little journey into the land of other tools. And, it's probably not as scary as you think it is. Yes, FileMaker is nice and comfortable, bu
 

Dark Mode Theming in FileMaker

When "dark mode" finally creeps into your operating system, you know it's time you consider the trend and possibly adapt your FileMaker user interface as well. Although, "light mode" is still perfectly acceptable too! In this video, I walk through some of the tips and tricks I use in order to style a FileMaker user interface into a "dark mode" theme. I cover topics such as where and how to find colors, how to deal with grid settings and how to generally convert a light theme into a dark one. I
 

FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager

FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager Claris International, Inc. has recently released two new products: FileMaker Cloud and FileMaker Cloud Essentials. Both platforms wrap FileMaker Licensing and Cloud hosting into one simple, annual price. However these products introduce an important update: FileMaker ID (FMID). FileMaker ID is an integrated sign-on system that will allow access to all your files hosted on FileMaker Cloud, and requires all users and developers to create their own unique IDs. In

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Automating emails using FileMaker 18’s Send Mail script step

As FileMaker developers, it’s common practice to need to contact the client records stored in the database, often scheduled daily, or weekly, or by a specific event. Without FileMaker’s ability to automate emails, this could become very time consuming. This blog post will cover the essential scripting techniques required to save time by automating emails and optimize communication with clients by attaching files. The Send Mail script step Right off the bat, the most important thing t

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FileMaker Cloud Essentials

Introducing: FileMaker Cloud Essentials On January 22nd, 2020, Claris International, Inc. announced the release of FileMaker Cloud Essentials. This product is the latest innovation by Claris, and is another step forward towards the vision of becoming a “Cloud-First” Workplace Innovation Platform. The bundling of FileMaker licensing and hosting together for an annual price allows for organizations to quickly and easily create a custom application without the hassle of server setup and maintenanc

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Pre vs. Post Script Triggers

Occasionally, you hit certain issues within FileMaker development where you're just stumped as to why you can't do something. Let's take a super simple example like being able to show and hide a button based on having selected a given portal row. How do you know when the user is within the portal? How do you know when they've left? Think it's easy? Try to solve this issue without watching this video first. You'll quickly find out, that because of how FileMaker's "event model" works, known as sc
 

Virtual List Simplified

Demo file: virtual-list-simplified.zip Note 1: The example in today’s article and demo file is intentionally very basic. Note 2: The demo is self-populating to keep the data current, so the values you see in the screen shots will not exactly match those you encounter in the demo. Recently I had the pleasure of discussing virtual… Continue reading Virtual List Simplified Afficher la totalité du billet

FileMaker Hacks

FileMaker Hacks

 

Dynamic Data Display

When you need to display data which is dynamic by nature, it tends to boil down to who's viewing the data and how do they need it presented. There's typically more than one way to solve the same problem and knowing what your options are helps you make a good decision when it comes to displaying that data. In this video, I showcase what I would consider are the top three methods of displaying dynamic data. Starting with the easiest method first, we talk about how to make things easier by using a
 

FileMaker Squarespace Integration

FileMaker Squarespace Integration Squarespace is one of the largest all-in-one website building and hosting providers with $300 million in total revenue in 2017, and is currently hosting over 350 thousand websites. This makes Squarespace a useful tool to expand your business by starting a professional looking website. And when you add FileMaker to the mix, you can streamline the process of dynamically showing data from your FileMaker app on your Squarespace website. Custom Code with Squaresp

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I Once Was Lost, But Now Am Found: InspectorPro 7 Global Search

When I am working in the Bay Area, I often carpool to Beezwax’s Cupertino and Oakland offices with Vince Menanno, the creator and lead architect of InspectorPro. Over two years of commuting, I have been bugging him to add global search to InspectorPro, so FileMaker developers can search elements across the entire DDR for any […] Afficher la totalité du billet

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UI Searching

As with all software projects, one of the biggest prices you'll ever pay is the accumulated technical debt. It's a cost which starts as soon as you make the choice to simply write a new script with every new feature you add into your FileMaker solution. Thus, the trick with creating something which is easier to manage is to simply decide to limit the number of things you create. So, what does one do when you've made that decision? Well, you focus on using the available toolset, using great orga
 

List View Grouping Indicators

There are all kinds of methods for using indicators within FileMaker. We have multi-segment button bars, using the Hide calculation on any number of layout objects and, of course, there's simply using text alone to indicate something. In one of my more recent projects, I needed to group duplicates together. While normally you'd want to rid your system of duplicates, this particular use case actually wanted them retained as an indication of importance or urgency. So, what was really needed was a

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Table Of Contents for FileMaker Hacks

As 2019 draws to a close, I am mildly astonished to note that FileMaker Hacks is now nine years old. As promised in my recent conversation with Jeremy Brown, and in response to a number of  reader requests, here, for the first time, is a comprehensive table of contents (as of December 2019). While some… Continue reading Table Of Contents for FileMaker Hacks Afficher la totalité du billet

FileMaker Hacks

FileMaker Hacks

 

Des sauvegardes périodiques sans FileMaker Server (5)

Pour clore notre série d’article concernant la mise en place de sauvegardes périodiques sans FileMaker Server commencée par une réflexion sur les besoins auxquels on veut répondre, je vous invite à regarder la construction des chemins de sauvegardes. Notre objectif va être de rendre nos différents scripts plus lisibles mais aussi plus facilement modifiable si […] Afficher la totalité du billet

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MagalieJ

 

Automating FileMaker Imports

Importing data may be a very common task for some of your FileMaker workflows. Of course, not all data is going to come from the wonderful world of an online API. Some software just doesn't make its data available through the Internet. So, what you often need to do is get hold of the import file and then create the script. But, what happens if your data for import is in some obscure location and may be hard for the user to find? Well, in that situation we want to work with as many known values

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Filemaker Twilio Integration

Filemaker Twilio Integration Twilio is used by many major corporations such as Lyft, Twitter, and AirBnB to send texts to communicate information to their customers. Integrating Twilio with FileMaker can give you the ability to easily send appointment reminders, sales discounts, and much more straight to your clients’ phones with just a few lines of code. Account Set-Up To integrate with Twilio, you’ll need to first sign up for an account. Twilio offers a free trial which gives you a $15 bu

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MainSpring adds FileMaker licensing to GSA Schedule

FREDERICK, MD—MainSpring, a FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum member and four-time North American FileMaker Partner of the Year, recently announced its exclusive letter of supply on the GSA Schedule, making it simpler and more affordable for government entities to purchase FileMaker licenses. This is the most recent addition over the span of their 20-year Schedule. The FileMaker licensing offering will serve as a complement to MainSpring’s existing FileMaker development and FileMaker

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Drag-n-Drop Groupings

As a long-time developer, I can certainly say that FileMaker development has advanced quite significantly over the past decade. However, I can also say that FileMaker was never developed from the ground up to have a highly robust event model. The bolt-on method of supporting events through script triggers never really planned on having too much support for drag-n-drop between various layout objects. Fortunately, there are a number of little tricks you can apply with your knowledge of how the Fi

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Show me external vs. embedded containers in FileMaker

Dear InspectorPro: Can you show me a report on the container fields used in my FileMaker solution, with a list of all externally-referenced vs. internally-stored (“embedded”) fields? Sincerely, Thanks in Advance-d. • • • Dear Thanks in Advance-d: Yes! Here’s a screenshot from InspectorPro 7 showing a list of Container fields from an example solution […] Afficher la totalité du billet

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vincenzo

 

Enhanced Portal Design

Hopefully, we can all agree that when something is more fully refined, it's the craftsmanship which showcases the higher quality of the work. The time and effort put into making something that much cleaner and that much more efficient. Such is the case with enhancing FileMaker's portals. Sure, you can use portals as they're provided, and you'll certainly get all the benefits of using them "as is". But, what happens when you want your solution to be that much easier to use and that much more imp

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

When is it time to rebuild your app?

The reincarnation decision Whether it’s from age, functionality or neglect, all software eventually reaches its end of life. When we approach custom software with a client, we normally will evaluate several factors before deciding whether our engagement will be simple support, light rebuild or even a complete ground up reincarnation. Here are some of the factors we consider: Cost Cost is the factor that clients are interested in hearing our thoughts on; But it’s also one of

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