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JSON Transactional Edits in FileMaker 16

FileMaker 16 was announced this morning and I'm excited to show you a couple of things it can do. You may remember a couple of posts: FileMaker User Interface Design - Time for a change and Contextual Mode Shifting - It's a Thing! Both Techniques showed us how to have a cleaner design in "Browse [...]

2017-06-16T12:20:35+00:00 May 9th, 2017|

FileMaker 15 Resources

FileMaker 15 was just released Monday and I wanted to get you a jumpstart with the FileMaker 15 Resources that I download every time a new version is released. You may remember I did this last year with my post FileMaker 14 Resources. I would start with the FileMaker Training Series: Basics book which is available as a FREE ebook [...]

2016-05-12T20:09:04+00:00 May 13th, 2016|

Dynamic Portal Search with FileMaker 14

So here is another one of those things I can’t live without, it's really the custom function that drives this post and was created by FileMaker Inspirations but that I constantly use because of how fast it is. So lets see what it can do. I should note that you need to have FileMaker Pro [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:16+00:00 October 15th, 2015|

FileMaker 14 Resources

Last year I wrote a post FileMaker 13 Certification Exam Resources, while the exam for FileMaker 14 is not currently out yet these are great FileMaker 14 resources to start with and you'll be referencing with all the really cool features FileMaker 14 has to offer. I recommend starting with the FIleMaker Training Series: Basics book [...]

2015-05-15T12:50:19+00:00 May 15th, 2015|

PSoS – Perform Script on Server Part 2

Welcome to PSoS - Perform Script on Server Part 2. In PSoS - Perform Script on Server Part 1 I showed how to create a record on the server and come back to a portal row to fill in the information. In Part 2 I decided to show how to delete a record using Perform [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:16+00:00 April 17th, 2015|

PSoS – Perform Script on Server Part 1

Here is a script step if you haven’t used yet then you really should. I’m going to give an entry level introduction to it in this post but watch for more posts expanding on how it can be used further. For this demo we have a Account table and Contacts table. While there are a [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:16+00:00 January 29th, 2015|

Time Saving Tips: Formatting a Checkbox or Radio Button Set

Let's start the workweek with a formatting tip we have found helpful here at The Scarpetta Group! This "Time Saving Tip" is about formatting on checkbox and radio button sets. This tip is one we have recently discovered and found helpful, so we would like to share it with our followers. How many times do you [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:16+00:00 December 15th, 2014|

Time Saving Tips: FileMaker Slide Controls

Time Saving Tips I want to share a time saving tip for FileMaker Slide Controls with all of our followers. If you are used to using tab panels then you probably are used to the way you can move them up and down and in the order you want. Until recently, I wondered why you [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:17+00:00 October 16th, 2014|

Web Direct: Tips & Tricks – Buttons

Anyone who has used FileMaker Web Direct has noticed interesting behaviors in how your solution looks between the application and online. For this example, I am going to focus on buttons in Web Direct using Safari. (*Note: I duplicated the layout to keep it separate, so I could also remove features that are not compatible with Web [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:17+00:00 August 29th, 2014|

FYI – iOS Status Bar In FileMaker Go

Here is just a quick FYI about layout sizing with the iOS Status Bar in FileMaker Go. Below is a screen shot from Using Screen Stencils to design iOS friendly layouts, a support document from FileMaker’s Support site. Click here to view the support article. This table shows the height and width for all iOS [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:17+00:00 August 18th, 2014|