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
FileMaker Outlook Calendar Integration
Outlook and Microsoft Office are one of the most popular business software packages and services on the planet, with Outlook.com alone boasting over 400 million users in 2018. And with the Microsoft Graph API, integrating with Outlook and its calendar has never been easier. In this article we will walk through how to use the Microsoft Graph API to automatically create events in Outlook Calendar using FileMaker, streamlining event and scheduling management
Mail Merge with FileMaker
493.4 million pieces of mail are delivered every day by the US Postal Service. If you currently hand type your business’s envelopes, letters, and other complex documents like proposals and legal forms, you would greatly benefit from using mail merge.
Mail merging, the process of filling in a template document with records from a data source, saves countless hours of double data entry and reduces human error; instead of typing out each recipient’s information, Microsof
FileMaker Walmart Integration
Walmart is the largest retailer in the world with $485.9 billion in total revenue in 2017, and reaches over 100 million users a month on Walmart.com. This makes Walmart a useful tool to expand your customer base. And with FileMaker, you can streamline the process of working with Walmart.com by integrating your FileMaker app with Walmart Marketplace.
Becoming a Partner with Walmart
Before you can connect your FileMaker app with Walmart, you must first have an
IoT, FileMaker, and You
The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly taking over our day to day interactions with the world. Forbes has predicted the global IoT market to grow to $8.9T in 2020, while the manufacturing and healthcare industries are predicted to spend $890B and $1.335T respectively. Is IoT a good fit for you business? We take a look at how the the Internet of Things can help improve your productivity and quality.
Let’s first define IoT. To put it simply, IoT is connecting any device
FM Quickstart 17
FM Quickstart is a free FileMaker template built by our team of certified developers to allow you to quickly create a custom application for your organization. It’s designed to use the latest version of FileMaker and has 8 main modules to work with:
What’s great about FM Quickstart is that it can be used immediately out-of-the-box, or can be easily modified to fit your business needs.
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FileMaker Gmail Integration
In 2016, Google announced that Gmail has over 1 billion monthly active users. Many companies even leverage Gmail to set up accounts using their company domain name. If you have a FileMaker CRM, or are wanting to have one, adding your email correspondence will help improve the visibility you have over communications with contacts. In this article we will demonstrate how you can import your HTML emails from Gmail directly into your FileMaker system.
Creating a Free
FileMaker 17 Starter Solutions
The FileMaker Starter Solutions are here for you to start your journey in developing your dream application. FileMaker comes with 6 Starter and 16 Sample templates that assist in starting a new application and allow you to customize it to your business needs.
The Six Starter Solutions are:
The 16 Sample Solutions are:
FileMaker 17 Overview
A new and exciting version of the FileMaker platform is here! 2018 marks over 33 years in business for FileMaker, Inc. In a collection of articles, we review what’s new in the FileMaker platform, specifically the features for FileMaker Pro Advanced 17, FileMaker Server 17, FileMaker Go 17, along with FileMaker Cloud. Below you will find an overview of our favorite features with links to our more in-depth articles and example videos.
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FileMaker Go Push Notifications
With the release of the FileMaker Go 17, you can now create a push notification on the user’s iOS device. This script step gives you the ability to not only customize the push notification, but also to run scripts after the user interacts with the notification.
Previously there was no way to notify the user if FileMaker Go was either running in the background or closed entirely; however, since iOS provides “local notifications” you can now set up notifications t