Claris has released FileMaker Cloud! Ever since the rebranding from FileMaker to Claris, the company has emphasized a cloud-first approach, and this new product is an important step toward that end.
FileMaker Cloud is currently best designed for customers who are new to the FileMaker platform. Existing customers interested in FileMaker Cloud can take steps today to prepare for transitioning to Cloud in the future: optimizing for the WAN, removing the need for server-side plugin
FileMaker Web Portals with Vue.js
In FileMaker Web Apps Part I of this series we focused on how you can use Vue.js to extend FileMaker using web viewers. In this article we’ll focus on how you can build robust web portals that use FileMaker as the backend and Vue.js as the frontend. This will allow you to build web contact forms, customer portals, e-commerce sites, etc, using data in your FileMaker system.
Web portals using FileMaker’s Data API are a great fit when you have hundreds or thousan
FM Quickstart 18
FM Quickstart, DB Services’ completely free and customizable CRM template for FileMaker, is already one of the leading CRM templates in the FileMaker market. Now, with the release of FileMaker 18, we have added even more features and modules to FM Quickstart to help you create your very own Workplace Innovation Platform. The new features and modules include:
Production Module on the Dashboard
Purchase Order Module
FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager
With the official release of the FileMaker Cloud Admin API, you can now monitor and manage multiple servers from one interface, including the ability to set up server-side schedules, pull a list of logged-in users, send messages to connected users, and much more. And to make interacting with Admin API even easier, we created the FileMaker Cloud Schedule Manager, your one-stop shop to manage server-side schedules on Cloud. The Manager has been updated to work wit
DB Services Named FileMaker Growth Partner of the Year 2019
On August 8th, 2019, DB Services was named the FileMaker Growth Partner of the Year for the Americas for 2019. This is DB Services’ third consecutive year bringing home this prestigious award from FileMaker, Inc–now rebranded to Claris International, Inc. This award is given annually to each region’s FileMaker partner that achieves the highest revenue and brand growth for Claris.
FileMaker is currently ranked the #1 Workplace Innova
DB Services Named to Inc. 5000 List
For the first time, DB Services has been ranked #3494 on the annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the country’s “fastest-growing innovators” based on overall revenue growth over a three-year period. The Inc. 5000 list has brought attention to America’s growing private businesses since 1982.
DB Services now joins the ranks of other Inc. 5000 list alumni such as Facebook, Zappos, Pandora, and others. DB Services is top ranked FileMaker Platinum Business Allianc
FileMaker, Inc. is Now Claris International, Inc.
Earlier this year, FileMaker was announced as the top Workplace Innovation Platform in the world, and on August 6th, FileMaker, Inc. announced their rebrand to Claris International, Inc. as well as the acquisition of Stamplay.
FileMaker Reborn as Claris
The name change is a return to the original name of the company, which was called Claris from 1986-1998. FileMaker, Inc. has been the name of the organization since 1998, a change that was made
FileMaker Salesforce Marketing Cloud Integration
As one of the top email marketing platform, Salesforce Marketing Cloud provides the ability to create marketing email campaigns that scale from a handful of customers to millions. And with Salesforce Marketing Cloud’s SOAP API and automation tools, you can automatically import email engagement statistics into your FileMaker application and link them to customers and prospects.
The first step is to create a new app package from the Sale
FM Data Migration Companion
In our previous article, we discussed the FileMaker Data Migration Tool and all of its great benefits: instead of spending hours building custom migration scripts, you just write a command that automatically transfers data from one file to another. This saves time, money, and headache for everyone involved. And to make the process even easier, we built the FM Data Migration Companion, a FileMaker file that automatically creates the data migration CLI commands for you
FileMaker Web Apps with Vue.js
Building an app on the web can be a daunting task for a FileMaker developer, especially a web app that’s as inter
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.
FileMaker 18 Security Enhancements
Among the ensemble of new things to play with, FileMaker 18 brings with it a collection of security enhancements. Some of these changes include a redesigned Manage Security dialog aimed towards improved ease of use, an ability to manage FileMaker users without the need to have Full Access privileges, and a security warning for potentially malicious plug-ins.
Manage Security Redesign
The Manage Security dialog has been redesigned, combining the Detail
FileMaker While Function
Sometimes smallest features offer the biggest impact. The new While function, which gives the ability to loop within a calculation, drastically reduces the need for one-off recursive custom functions, speeding up development in any part of FileMaker that requires looping in a calculation. Let’s take at how it works.
How It Works
The format of a while function is broken into four parts: initial variables, the condition, logic, and the results. The function repea
FileMaker 18 Database Engine Improvements
FileMaker Server 18 brings some exciting database improvements in the form of faster processing of parallel queries and automatically recovering corrupt databases when the server starts up using a transactional log. This auto-correction feature, called Startup Restoration, will save significant time and headaches during disaster recovery of a FileMaker application. Both updates are intertwined within Startup Restoration, which means that added speed and
Redesigned FileMaker Import Dialog
The new FileMaker 18 Import Dialog has been redesigned to be more user-friendly, flexible and fast. Some of the new features include the ability to select the target fields in a list that can be filtered and the ability to perform auto-enter options individually for each field.
What Is New?
Ability to select the target field from a list that can be filtered
A custom row can be used as the “Field Names” row in the source fil
FileMaker Script Error Logging
For many years FileMaker Server has automatically logged errors in server side scripts, but now with FileMaker 18 developers have to ability to log script errors client side in FileMaker Pro and Go, saving time troubleshooting issues with scripts. And with the new file manipulation script steps, developers can automatically import script error logs into a centralized table to quickly view errors across all clients.
A simple-to-use script step
FileMaker 18 Overview
A new and exciting version of the FileMaker platform is here! 2019 marks over 34 years for the FileMaker platform. In this article we review what’s new in the FileMaker platform, specifically for FileMaker Pro Advanced 18, FileMaker Server 18, FileMaker Go 18, and FileMaker Cloud for AWS. We highlight some of our favorite new features with in-depth content with videos and sample files. With this release FileMaker continues to prove to be the Workplace Innovation Platform
Zabbix FileMaker Server Monitoring
Zabbix, one of the largest free and open source server monitor applications with 300,000 installations worldwide, can be used to collect and display metrics from multiple FileMaker servers at once on one interface; therefore, giving you the ability to save time monitoring servers individually. Viewable from a web browser on a central dashboard, these metrics are displayed as charts, graphs, alerts, and reports with information fed in by the machines monitored
FileMaker File Manipulation
Included in the release of FileMaker 18 are some new exciting file manipulation scripts steps giving developers the ability to create and edit data files without plugins, saving time and making upgrading FileMaker in the future easier. The following are the new script steps for data files:
Close Data Fie
Create Data File
Get Data File Position
Get File Exists
Get File Size
Open Data File
Read from Data File
Set Data File Position
Sending FileMaker HTML Emails
When sending emails to customers, it can often help get their attention by adding a bit of design and creativity to what could otherwise be a boring block of text. With FileMaker you can now send HTML emails without the need for 3rd-party plugins, making upgrading FileMaker easier. Let’s take a look at how to send native HTML emails using FileMaker.
How To Send
The Insert From URL script step now supports the SMTP protocol and includes a handful of SMTP c
FileMaker Version Comparison
One of the more important tools in development is being able to save or compare different versions of your application. This allows for quick and easy identification of any changes, lets developers make rapid updates in small and clear steps, plus can provide the ability to share or reuse code, layouts, and other elements with minimal effort. Using the new Save a Copy as XML feature in FileMaker, this critical functionality can be implemented via a single click or t
FileMaker Square Integration
Square is one of the most popular in-person credit card processing systems available with over 2 million sellers using square today. Using the Point of Sale API, Square allows you to easily integrate with their Point of Sale app to quickly process in-person payments from your FileMaker application on mobile devices.
What You Need
You must have a Square account and a Square Reader for all mobile devices you want to accept payment on. You will also need to have
FileMaker: A Workplace Innovation Platform
In 2018 a new term emerged to categorize software specifically made for building custom solutions for businesses. This new category labels FileMaker and similar software as “Workplace Innovation Platforms”.
Let’s take a look at what a Workplace Innovation Platform is and how can it improve your business!
What is a Workplace Innovation Platform?
FileMaker, as the creator and leader of the Workplace Innovation Platform category, defines it this way:
FileMaker OneDrive Integration
OneDrive and Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most popular business software packages and services on the planet. Its reach has expanded 238% since 2014 and 81% since 2016. And with the Microsoft OneDrive API, integrating has never been easier. OneDrive is excellent for sharing documents with other people without giving them access to your FileMaker system and allows for editing files without the hassle of downloading, editing, then re-uploading. We will walk t
FileMaker Adobe InDesign Integration
Wouldn’t it be great to save time and money by automating repetitive Adobe InDesign processes and eliminating double data entry? With FileMaker, you can easily create XML which can be imported directly into InDesign. With a bit of additional development, you can even automate the process of placing text and photos directly on the page for designs that rarely need adjustments. We will show you how to use FileMaker and Adobe InDesign to make elegant designs wi