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 [...]

Text Formatting Using Auto-Enter Calculations in FileMaker

2016-11-01T17:01:16+00:00 December 8th, 2014|

What you should know before reading this post: Be familiar with the FileMaker software Know how to add an Auto-Enter Calculation Auto-Enter Calculations can make your solution easier to use and defend your solution's users from unintended problems with their data. This week, I will share with you three simple, easy to use FileMaker functions [...]

Time Saving Tips: FileMaker Slide Controls

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

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 [...]

Using jQuery in FileMaker – Part 4

2017-01-02T20:01:08+00:00 October 9th, 2014|

FileMaker provides us with many great tools for reporting purposes. One of these tools is charting capabilities. FileMaker's built in charting can be very useful for displaying a variety of analytics, but sometimes you run across a situation where you need just a bit more than what FileMaker offers. This is where using jQuery in [...]

Time Saving Tips: Using Field Picker in FileMaker® Pro 13

2016-11-01T17:01:17+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|

Highlighted FileMaker Pro 13 Tool: Field Picker About The Field Picker tool sits atop many people's 'favorite new tools' list for tools introduced in FileMaker Pro 13. Field Picker is a fan-favorite because it allows a user to easily place fields on a layout with or without labels and place fields in a row or stacked. With Field [...]

Custom Software vs. Off-the-Shelf

2017-01-02T15:02:36+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|

Business owners are faced everyday with having to make decisions about how best to run their company. Of these decisions determining the best software to run their company can be one of the most complex. Many factors come into play when making that decision. Cost is always the main one, but is cheaper always [...]

Function Review: Get(WindowMode)

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

This week we want to review Get(WindowMode) that was introduced in FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier. As you know it returns 0 for Browse Mode, 1 for Find Mode, 2 for Preview Mode, 3 if printing is in progress and 4 (FileMaker Pro Advanced) if evaluating the function from the Data Viewer and the current [...]

Web Direct: Tips & Tricks – Buttons

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

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 [...]