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Leveraging Layout Variables

Within the world of FileMaker development, there are always those golden gems which become the hallmarks of "how to do something" - despite there often being more than one way to solve a problem. For managing lists of data, prior to the existence of the While function, the go-to custom function is CustomList. When it comes to variable output display using a portal you'll almost always reference Virtual List as the commonly understood approach. When it comes to saving user state, there's always

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update DB Services would like to extend well wishes to all during this COVID-19 pandemic. We know this is a stressful and concerning time for many, and we are sending positive thoughts to all of our customers and connections around the country–and the globe.  DB Services is currently taking all CDC and State of Indiana recommended precautions to protect our employees. At this time, all DB Services employees are working remotely from home in order to do our part to stop the spread of c

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DB Services

 

Highlighted Find & Replace

One of the most powerful features of any and all software is the ability to search and identify things which would be human impossible without computers. The ability to search for any given string and have that combination of characters be instantly presented is what has made our current world possible. In this video, we take a look at FileMaker's default Find & Replace feature and we integrate this into our database systems. We then enhance that feature by implementing a Highlighting featu
 

Integrated Messaging within FileMaker

Communication amongst solution users is often a desirable feature. While many companies will standardize on generalized options such as Slack, it's not your only option when it comes to messaging within a FileMaker solution. In the past, there've been a number "FileMaker only" solutions which take advantage of FileMaker's constant polling of the main data store. However, these solutions pale in comparison to what is available today. With the prevalence of super powerful browser-based Javascript
 

Claris Connect in action

A demo of Claris Connect-driven workflows for interactive scheduling and purchase order approvals, stitching together several apps and services including FileMaker, Google Calendar, WordPress, Calendly, email and Slack. Afficher la totalité du billet

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filemaker2tableau, une nouvelle façon de connecter vos bases FileMaker avec Tableau

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer la sortie d’un nouveau connecteur FileMaker pour Tableau : filemaker2tableau ! Ce connecteur développé par 1-more-thing se base sur la dernière version du Web Data Connector (WDC) de Tableau et bénéficie d’une interface simple et intuitive pour relier vos données FileMaker avec vos tableaux de bord Tableau. vous […] Cet article filemaker2tableau, une nouvelle façon de connecter vos bases FileMaker avec Tableau est apparu en premier sur 1-more-thing. >

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Quelle semaine !

Eh bien ! il y a des semaines où il s’en passe, des choses ! Bien sûr, la grande nouvelle de la semaine dernière, c’est la sortie de Claris Connect. Nos vidéos en français et en anglais on battu des records en nombre de vues, et ont été re-publiées par certains media spécialisés comme MacGénération […] Cet article Quelle semaine ! est apparu en premier sur 1-more-thing. >>> Lire la suite… <<<

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bBox for FileMaker v0.95 Now Available

We are pleased to release bBox version 0.95. bBox is a free utility plug-in to extend FileMaker solutions to easily use code libraries and macOS-based functions from Python, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, AppleScript, Bash/sh, XPath, and SQLite. Afficher la totalité du billet

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Top 10 time-saving Layout Tricks

We all love those "Top 10" videos because we know what we're getting into. It's just a list of 10 things right? But it's the best 10 things - right? Ok, well, "best" is possibly relative to what your particular daily workflow is like, but at least there's always something new to learn! Right! And, that's exactly what this video is about. It's about learning those little time-saving tricks which make it much nicer to work within FileMaker's Layout Mode. Need some incentive to check it out? Here'
 

Claris Connect Overview

Claris Connect Overview Claris Connect, the latest product from Claris International, Inc., is a “no-code” platform that allows organizations to quickly connect multiple cloud services together like QuickBooks Online, Box, Gmail, etc. to build high-value business processes. It is the result of Claris’ acquisition of Stamplay, an Italian startup that notably won a contest to make the best use of Visa’s new APIs. Perhaps the best way to describe Claris Connect comes from Stamplay’s cofounder Giul
 

Claris Connect : la nouvelle plateforme d’intégration/orchestration

Claris a officialisé aujourd’hui la sortie de sa plateforme d’intégration et d’orchestration : Claris Connect. Lors de la DevCon 2020, Brad Freitag (@bradfreitag), CEO de Claris International, annonçait le rachat par Apple/Claris de la startup italienne Stamplay. Quelques mois plus tard, Claris Connect est né ! Cette plateforme permet de créer et d’automatiser des flux […] Cet article Claris Connect : la nouvelle plateforme d’intégration/orchestration est apparu en premier sur 1-more-thing. &

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GetFieldName Revisited

Long time readers of this blog will be familiar with the following scenario — An ExecuteSQL code example is given, e.g., ExecuteSQL ( " SELECT SUM ( net_amount ) FROM cc_transactions WHERE batch_date = ? AND batch_region = ? AND card_type = ? " ; "" ; "" ; $theDate ; $theRegion ; $theCard )… Continue reading GetFieldName Revisited Afficher la totalité du billet
 

Virtual Portal, part 2

Demo file: virtual-portal-v2.zip (requires FM 18 or later) This is a quick follow up to the Virtual Portal article I posted the other day. As you may recall, the objective was to use virtual list to display disparate entities in a portal… …via an array like this… …which was auto-generated via a Hide Object calculation… Continue reading Virtual Portal, part 2 Afficher la totalité du billet

FileMaker Hacks

FileMaker Hacks

 

Server Side Related Record Duplication

Knowing how to take advantage of Server Side scripting within FileMaker is quite critical when you want the best performance possible. Of course, it makes total sense that you'll get the best speeds when working with the data where it's most accessible. The trick with creating scripts which will also work on the server side is being very specific with the context of things. There's also the very important choices of which method you're going to use. In 2018 I covered a method using a dedicated
 

Virtual Portal

Demo file: virtual-portal.zip This is a follow-up to last month’s article on virtual list, and this time we’re going to explore a way to use virtual list in a portal. Imagine you have built a system where a Company can be a parent of a Mill, Refinery, Estate, or another Company. Each of these entities… Continue reading Virtual Portal Afficher la totalité du billet

FileMaker Hacks

FileMaker Hacks

 

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

DB Services

DB Services

 

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

DB Services

DB Services

 

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

MainSpring

MainSpring

 

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

DB Services

DB Services

 

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
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