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FileMaker 15 Security Enhancements

FileMaker 15 Security Enhancements FileMaker has done it again. They are constantly improving the security features of the FileMaker platform to better serve its users. Now that FileMaker 15 has arrived lets review those changes.  Pro / Pro Advanced 15 Features First a new warning will appear whenever a connection is made to a hosted file and the connection cannot be validated. This mainly applies to deployments of server that are using the self-signed certificate when SSL is first enabled

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FileMaker 15 Security Enhancements

FileMaker 15 Security Enhancements FileMaker has done it again. They are constantly improving the security features of the FileMaker platform to better serve its users. Now that FileMaker 15 has arrived lets review those changes.  Pro / Pro Advanced 15 Features First a new warning will appear whenever a connection is made to a hosted file and the connection cannot be validated. This mainly applies to deployments of server that are using the self-signed certificate when SSL is first enabled

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FileMaker In-Product Updates

FileMaker In-Product Updates FileMaker 15 introduced a much welcomed improvement to the updating process: you can now upgrade your FileMaker Pro directly in Pro itself, instead of needing to hunt for an updater on a separate web page. But that’s not all – the updaters are significantly smaller in size, making downloads faster. With these changes FileMaker has modernized the updating process, which should ultimately result in more users on the latest version, a goal that aligns with FMI’s contin

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FileMaker In-Product Updates

FileMaker In-Product Updates FileMaker 15 introduced a much welcomed improvement to the updating process: you can now upgrade your FileMaker Pro directly in Pro itself, instead of needing to hunt for an updater on a separate web page. But that’s not all – the updaters are significantly smaller in size, making downloads faster. With these changes FileMaker has modernized the updating process, which should ultimately result in more users on the latest version, a goal that aligns with FMI’s contin

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Le retour aux fondamentaux... — La recherche

Pour le retour du billet dominical je vais revenir aux fondamentaux : la recherche ! Toute personne utilisant une base de données a le besoin d'effectuer des recherches au sein de ses données, sinon quel serait l'intérêt d'une base de données ?! On l'oublie trop souvent, mais la maîtrise du moteur de recherche d'un Système de Gestion de Bases de Données est primordiale ! Je vous propose donc aujourd'hui de revoir nos classiques pour celles et ceux de la vielle génération comme moi qui gravi

David Julot

David Julot

 

iOS Drill Down Sliders

As software users become more and more familiar with various UX methods, it becomes more and more desirable to emulate those methods within your FileMaker solutions. Common patterns such as tab panels and scrolling lists are a piece of cake and native to FileMaker. Some of the more recent implementations are simple and super easy, like Popovers for example. However, other implementations can be a bit complex and require those ever necessary bits of deep knowledge about how FileMaker works behin
 

Le grand retour…

Bonjour à tous, Quelle plongée ! Vendredi midi j'ai revu un ami qui passe en ce moment une formation pour devenir instructeur de plongée avant de partir voir les kangourous (que je ne savais pas adeptes de la plongée ) et, comme vous avez pu le constater, j'ai plongé en apnée pour remonter tous mes billets du Blog FM pour les remettre dans le blog intégré à notre forum tant aimé... Je m'aperçois que les premiers billets, ils ont 9 ans pour certains, sont encore d'actualité, je vous inv

David Julot

David Julot

 

Performance Review

When your average knowledge worker starts developing with FileMaker Pro, there’s a lot of background and history which may be missing. Especially, when it comes to making certain decisions about schema. We’ve all been at that level at some point in the learning curve, and the process of reworking things is just par for the course. The FileMaker environment makes it so easy to simply add a new calculated value. It’s even part of our mental processing. “Oh, I need to calculate this.” The problem

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Virtual List Reporting, part 1

Self-plagiarism alert: to avoid repeatedly referring the reader back to earlier virtual list articles, portions of text from those earlier articles are incorporated here. Welcome to the first installment of a two-part series on producing reports using the virtual list technique, or more properly, collection of techniques. Demo file: VLR-part-1.zip Invented and popularized by Bruce Robertson, virtual lists are […] Afficher la totalité du billet

FileMaker Hacks

FileMaker Hacks

 

Hide Calculation Coolness

One of the best new features added to version 13 of FileMaker was the Hide Calculation. Not only does it allow you to hide any layout element as needed, but it provides access to the calc engine for creating any $local or $$GLOBAL variables on a layout-by-layout basis. Knowing that all layout elements pass through the hide calculation before being rendered to the user is also a helpful thing to know. In this video, I’ll walk you through the process of using the Hide calculation in order to make

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Button Bar Tricks

When developing within tools like Xcode, the sky’s the limit in terms of providing user interaction and user feedback. Fortunately, with FileMaker, we have access to many of the core interaction elements from iOS. Popovers are a great example of a critical iOS UI element. When FileMaker 13 was released we got the wonderful Popover objects. To follow that up within FileMaker 14, we got the new objects named Button Bars. These new objects were an enhancement on the ages old Button objects. The co

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Set Variable by Name

Recently, in the midst of various reporting and charting projects, I’ve found myself wishing for an easy way to “dynamically instantiate” one or more variables… in other words, set them by name, with the name determined programmatically, as opposed to being hard coded. This issue has come up from time to time on this blog […] Afficher la totalité du billet

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FileMaker Hacks

 

FileMaker Google Route Optimization

FileMaker Google Route Optimization Whether you are a technician that has multiple appointments in a day, or you are a traveling 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. Watch on Youtube: FileMaker Google Route Optimization Creating a Free Develo

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FileMaker Google Route Optimization

FileMaker Google Route Optimization Whether you are a technician that has multiple appointments in a day, or you are a traveling 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. Watch on Youtube: FileMaker Google Route Optimization Creating a Free Develo

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Web Scraping Data

FileMaker can be such a wonderful desktop tool for harvesting and managing a lot of data. It’s because the user interface is baked right there into the backend database. You can whip up a powerful data parsing solution in no time. Can it handle the data? Yep! Can you build the interface right there? Yep! This sense of “data power” can be compounded even more with a little bit of know-how. When you’re not afraid to step, just a bit, outside of FileMaker’s user interface and simply plug-in to ano

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Fast Summaries Revisited

If you do complex data analysis, then from time to time you probably need to group, summarize, and parse data into variables and/or fields. There are various ways to accomplish this, including the Fast Summary technique, which regular readers of this blog may be familiar with, as it has made a number of appearances here […] Afficher la totalité du billet

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Slideout Menus

Slideout menus have been around for quite some time in the mobile world. They often come alongside an icon of three short horizontal bars which are commonly called a hamburger menu. Called as such because it looks like two buns, with one above and one below the meat in between. This icon is also suspiciously similar to a "List view" icon in our familiar world of FileMaker. While the UI pattern still has a lot of use in the mobile world, it's becoming increasingly "out of fashion" and referred t

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

FileMaker Server Connections Renewal Price Increase

FileMaker Server Connections Renewal Price Increase When FileMaker 14 came out last year, the price of new users of FileMaker Server for FileMaker Go and WebDirect users increased to be closer in line with the price of FileMaker Pro. Historically FileMaker lets existing customers have a year of transition the new price of licenses. With that being said, the renewal price for FileMaker Server with FileMaker Go/WebDirect connections will be going up to match the price of new licenses on May 12th

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FileMaker Server Connections Renewal Price Increase

FileMaker Server Connections Renewal Price Increase When FileMaker 14 came out last year, the price of new users of FileMaker Server for FileMaker Go and WebDirect users increased to be closer in line with the price of FileMaker Pro. Historically FileMaker lets existing customers have a year of transition the new price of licenses. With that being said, the renewal price for FileMaker Server with FileMaker Go/WebDirect connections will be going up to match the price of new licenses on May 12th

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Securing Service Credentials

Security credentials, such as critical passwords, API secret keys and other methods of authentication are the gatekeepers to vast troves of data. These are the pieces of information you want to be most careful with. You don't want to spread them all throughout your FileMaker solution making the "attack surface" an easy steal for anyone. In this video you'll learn about how the Full Access settings apply to both custom functions and how this relates to scripts which reference those custom funct

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Creative Slider Panels

Emulating features and design functionality found within iOS apps can be both frustrating and rewarding in FileMaker. Frustrating because you can't just replicate anything you see in iOS, yet rewarding when you pull something off and feel like FileMaker is that much closer to a native looking application. The biggest benefit with FileMaker being you likely created the solution with a speed which simply can't be had when building the same with the native iOS APIs. Simply put, FileMaker saves a t

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Practical Layout Design Tips

When it comes to creating a great design within FileMaker's layout mode, there's always a bit of skill and experience mixed in with some practical know-how. Fortunately, the creative side of the experience can be enhanced quite a bit when you know how to apply those practical bits of knowledge. If you've always wondered how the masters achieve their streamlined and balanced look and feel, then wonder no more. This video will showcase how to use FileMaker's grid and word processing features in

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

PDF Trickery

If you produce reports or other FileMaker output in PDF format, here’s a little trick that can be a real time saver in terms of development. Imagine this: a client receives a nightly report via email in PDF format, and asks you to make sure it will fit on a single page in landscape orientation. […] Afficher la totalité du billet

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