FileMaker 14 Platform is Here!

2016-11-01T17:01:16+00:00 May 12th, 2015|

What a way to Celebrate 30 Years of FileMaker with The FileMaker 14 Platform! Cheers to the Team at FileMaker! They have really knocked this one out of the park! This is one seriously FAST and feature packed release. Let's start with Speed: 64-Bit, yes our desktops will be cruising along with the fastest [...]

Creating a Next Call Reminder

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

FileMaker is awesome. Over 20 million units in 15 languages are in the hands of organizations through out the world. FileMaker is at home on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. Downloads of FileMaker Go have exceeded 1,000,000. If you have FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced their are 16 starter solutions professionally prepared [...]

From Starter Solution to Relational Database

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

Today we will explore the option of using the contacts starter solution that comes with FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced and expanding it to meet our needs. In short we will expand the Contacts Template to a Relational Database. On March 12th. we briefly discussed what an awesome job FileMaker has accomplished with the [...]

PSoS – Perform Script on Server Part 2

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

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 [...]

FileMaker Pro Function Review—Auto-Enter Serial Number Part 2

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

FileMaker Pro Function Review - Auto Enter Serial Number This is where we left off the last time. We will use the same contact file. Please note that we have added a Get ( UUID ) auto-enter serial number with conditional formatting added and shown in blue. Figure 1.1 Filemaker Pro Function Review - [...]

PSoS – Perform Script on Server Part 1

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

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 [...]

FileMaker Pro Function Review—Auto-Enter Serial Number

2016-11-01T17:01:16+00:00 January 21st, 2015|

FileMaker Pro Function Review—Auto-Enter Serial Number You may have previously seen our blog posts that focused on reviewing FileMaker Pro functions. We have decided to turn this into a series that will post on a bi-weekly basis. These function posts are targeted to our beginner FileMaker friends, but anyone interested in refreshing their knowledge on the various functions of [...]

AppleScript OS X Notifications from FileMaker Pro 13

2017-02-08T11:09:26+00:00 January 6th, 2015|

Occasionally, in development, I find that I need to provide some sort of user feedback regarding the completion of a script or to display information to the user and sometimes a custom dialog is not the best solution. And, me just being me, I want to do it in a very useful, efficient and [...]

Time Saving Tips: Upgrading to FileMaker 13 Server Yosemite

2016-11-01T17:01:16+00:00 December 19th, 2014|

So the story kinda goes like this, time to upgrade a client's FileMaker 10 Server to FileMaker 13 Server. Simple enough. Until... The hardware meets exactly the minimum requirements, slow internet, remote installation. The vendor who maintains the hardware upgraded the computer to Yosemite first before the upgrade to FileMaker Server 13. And it's Saturday am, [...]

Time Saving Tips: Formatting a Checkbox or Radio Button Set

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

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 [...]