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Continuous improvement trilogy: Part 1

At MainSpring, we believe that custom development should center around our ability to help your organization start working with your custom application as soon as possible. We make this happen by starting with a most viable product and continuously improving it from there. Check out our video, which goes further in depth on what it means to see continuous improvement. Afficher la totalité du billet

MainSpring

MainSpring

 

Première étape : la structure du fichier ics

Dans les épisodes précédents… Tout au long de ces deux mois d’été, nous allons élaborer une réponse technique dans FileMaker qui doit répondre au besoin que j’ai défini dans le précédent article et que l’on peut résumer par cette phrase : “proposer par courriel et bloquer trois dates de rendez-vous dans mon calendrier”. Nous en […] Afficher la totalité du billet

MagalieJ

MagalieJ

 

File Input & Output

When first learning about file operations, while working with PHP, I remember having to learn about the concept of buffers and buffer streams. Fortunately, we're not quite there yet within FileMaker. But, we have arrived at the point of learning about the nitty-gritty details of understanding all the details of files and how they factor into the FileMaker universe. FileMaker 18 released support for file IO and we're certainly going to be taking advantage of it in this new world of APIs and inter

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

FileMaker 18 Adds Support for ESV (Finally!)

Here at the Beezwax, we have been performing research on FileMaker 18 import changes, specifically new support for ESV: Emoji Separated Values. At Beezwax, we develop the bBox FileMaker plug-in (Get it: “Bee Box”?), nicknamed our blog the Beezwax Buzz, refer to our headquarters as the Bee Hive, and our employees (who are always incredibly bee-sy) […] Afficher la totalité du billet

vincenzo

vincenzo

 

The While function in FileMaker 18

FileMaker developers with a background in common programming languages such as C, C++, Java have been deprived a while function since the creation of FileMaker. With the release of FileMaker 18, the wait is over: developers will now have a new tool in the While function. In most computer programming languages, the While function, or more generically, the While loop is a statement that will allow code to be executed repeatedly until a boolean condition is no longer true. A While loop can

MainSpring

MainSpring

 

Créer un événement dans votre calendrier grâce à FileMaker

Comme un caillou dans ma chaussure… Parfois, on cherche des solutions techniques compliquées alors que les choses les plus simples répondront à notre besoin ! Ceux qui ont déjà bénéficié de séances de développement accompagné avec moi savent que je répète souvent qu’il faut réellement partir de ce que l’on souhaite faire au final sans […] Afficher la totalité du billet

MagalieJ

MagalieJ

 

De la session 8 des fiches Astuces FileMaker à…

Juin 2019 : Session 8 des fiches Astuces FileMaker… En vous livrant la dernière fiche Astuce, celle qui porte le numéro 140, c’est la session 8 des fiches Astuces que nous terminons. Nous avons en effet réalisé en tout, huit sessions, avec 143 fiches (fiches numérotées de 1 à 140 et trois fiches hors série), soit près […] Afficher la totalité du billet

MagalieJ

MagalieJ

 

The benefits of hosting with a FileMaker Platinum partner

MainSpring, Inc. was recently listed as an authorized FileMaker hosting partner! You may have worked with us in the past using our unique MainSpring Way for developing and maintaining your FileMaker software, but we wanted to delve in a little more about hosting and how it can be more than the mundane infrastructure to do that you are trying to get off your plate. Hosting isn’t just about the savings in infrastructure and support for your server, there are other benefits to moving y

MainSpring

MainSpring

 

Fiche Astuce n°140 – Mettre au cœur de nos solutions FileMaker l’utilisateur…

Au cœur des solutions FileMaker : l’utilisateur ! Une base de données relationnelle a pour mission de stocker et de gérer des données. Mais cela, n’importe quel dossier ou tableur… est capable de le faire ! Alors, quel est le « plus » apporté par FileMaker ? Son « plus » est résumé dans un mot : « utilisateur »… Certes, […] Afficher la totalité du billet

MagalieJ

MagalieJ

 

Connexion sans certificat SSL

Dans l’article précédent, Un serveur ? Pour quoi faire ?, je vous ai présenté succinctement ce qu’est FileMaker Server et ce à quoi il sert ou peut servir. Voyons maintenant très concrètement comment va se passer la première connexion après l’installation de FileMaker Server. Afficher la totalité du billet

MagalieJ

MagalieJ

 

Un serveur ? Pour quoi faire ?

Depuis la sortie de la version 17, il est devenu plus avantageux financièrement d’investir directement dans un « pack » de 5 licences utilisateurs que d’avoir 3 licences unitaires. En outre, FileMaker Inc. a annoncé avec la version 18 que la fonction de partage poste à poste était frappée d’obsolescence et ne devait être utilisée qu’à fin […] Afficher la totalité du billet

MagalieJ

MagalieJ

 

Additional supported cURL options in FileMaker 18

One of the improvements that came with the release of FileMaker 18 was additional supported cURL options. Among these are the SMB protocol and the ability to send email with SMTP and SMTPS. These allow you to access a mapped drive and send out HTML emails, respectively. SMB Using this method can allow access to mapped network drives. The Server Message Block Protocol (SMB protocol) is a client-server communication protocol used for sharing access to files, printers, serial ports

MainSpring

MainSpring

 

Working with SVGs

As the number of web sites hosting icon collections has grown over the years, it makes little sense to have your own collection of icons custom created at a costly premium. Typically, you can find pretty much any icon you could ever want to use and in many cases, you can even modify the icon to fit your specific needs if you need a slight variation. With the release of Creative Commons licensing, a wide array of freely available collections and the easy ability to modify icons, you can quickly

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

L’abonnement aux fiches Astuces FileMaker change de formule…

Ça y est, c’est officiel… Après mûre réflexion, et pas mal d’hésitations, nous avons décidé, Magalie (1) et moi, de changer la formule de l’abonnement aux fiches Astuces FileMaker… Après 10 ans d’existence et 8 sessions complète (2), quelques centaines de pages et un accompagnement qui aura duré de FileMaker Pro 10 à FileMaker Pro […] Afficher la totalité du billet

MagalieJ

MagalieJ

 

FileMaker Terminology

Within every industry there's a certain terminology used to express how things work and how to accomplish things. FileMaker is obviously no different. So, with this video, we start discussing some of the FileMaker specific terms and terminology. Click the title or link to this article to view the video. Afficher la totalité du billet

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

A Lesson in Functional JavaScript

Functional programming is all about passing functions around. Let’s try a practical example in JavaScript, using high order functions, filters, “currying” and more. But first, perhaps a brief historical review is worth a moment of our time… JavaScript, then and now Before JavaScript had the class keyword, there were many ways to write JavaScript code. […] Afficher la totalité du billet

vincenzo

vincenzo

 

MainSpring to speak at FileMaker DevCon 2019

The annual FileMaker Developer’s Conference (DevCon) will take place on August 5th – 8th, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. I’m honored to be speaking for the fifth year in a row at the conference, and I’m looking forward to sharing the experience with over a thousand other members in the FileMaker community! Here’s five quick things you need to know about DevCon this year The four-day schedule is a little different this year Monday is a training day only. You’ll note that the usua

MainSpring

MainSpring

 

Truc n°91 – Dans FileMaker, éviter les valeurs en doublon dans une liste (3)

Trier les valeurs d’une liste Nous avons vu dans les deux précédents articles que FileMaker sait facilement récupérer les données d’une rubrique sur de multiples enregistrements et nous les transmettre sous forme de liste de valeurs séparées par un pied de mouche (retour chariot). En revanche, par défaut, ces données ne sont pas dédoublonnées : […] Afficher la totalité du billet

MagalieJ

MagalieJ

 

Identifying Duplicates

You may be familiar with the routine when you have multiple duplicate records in your database. You end up having to reference multiple sources. Which can be a real pain. Ultimately, you end up needing to decide which record is the master and then merging as much of the data as possible from any of the duplicates. This is a common scenario with any multi-user database system. Where, anytime you have more than one person working on the same data, you can inevitably end up with duplicates. There

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Using the new error logging script in FileMaker 18

In FileMaker 18, we received a new script step called Error Logging. When this script step is used, any errors that are generated from the running script are pulled into a log for review. Parameters for the error logging script in FileMaker 18 The step allows for two parameters. The first is whether to turn the logging on or off. Once error logging is turned on, any time a script in the current file generates an error, a file called ScriptsError.log will be created or appended to for

MainSpring

MainSpring

 

Filemaker SurveyMonkey Integration

FileMaker SurveyMonkey Integration SurveyMonkey is a popular cloud-based survey platform boasting over 20 million questions answered per day. Flexible and user friendly, surveys generated by SurveyMonkey can be used for a variety of purposes, from large company wide reviews to customer satisfaction surveys. Using SurveyMonkey’s API you can automatically collect survey responses and data directly into your FileMaker application, allowing you to link your surveys to your FileMaker data. 

DB Services

DB Services

 

Data file script steps in FileMaker 18

With the development of the data file script steps in FileMaker 18, FileMaker has made it easier remove inefficiencies from your database. The script steps also help streamline workflows and enhance processes. For instance, script steps can allow users to create a change log, simply log other data and hold them outside of a FileMaker environment. Let’s dive into some of the new script steps… New data file script steps in FileMaker 18 The lot of data file scripts includes: Close Data

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