James Scarpetta

About James Scarpetta

James’ focus is designing beautiful FileMaker layouts. He has strong skills with integrations to accounting systems and translating business requirements to a successful user experience. When not building applications you can find him behind his camera.
Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Show Custom Dialog Variables in FileMaker® 17

FileMaker 17 was officially announced last week, and there are some pretty cool new features to share. I’m going to highlight the Show Custom Dialog Variables, now updated for the use of variables or fields, which should be a time saver for you. So how many of us have been using global fields to enter [...]

2018-05-21T16:11:29+00:00By |

Clean UI Can Be Functional

FileMaker DevCon ended a few weeks ago and what an awesome honor to have received the FileMaker Business Alliance Excellence Award for Design on Jarvis CRM. Go check out the post on  FileMaker Developer Conference 2017 to see photos and read a little about it. Coming off that, I wanted to share a design [...]

2017-08-23T13:28:39+00:00By |

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+00:00By |

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+00:00By |

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+00:00By |

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+00:00By |

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+00:00By |

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+00:00By |

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+00:00By |