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 [...]

Using jQuery UI in FileMaker – Part 3

2017-02-08T11:12:42+00:00 August 27th, 2014|

In part 3 of this series I am going to showcase a user submitted solution from Stephan Bansemer who works with Attend GmbH in Hamburg and is a freelance FileMaker developer. Stephan read the previous blogs in this series and decided to take on one more level of jQuery fun in FileMaker by implementing [...]

FYI – iOS Status Bar In FileMaker Go

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

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 [...]

FileMaker DevCon 2014: A Newcomers’ Perspective

2016-11-01T17:01:17+00:00 August 14th, 2014|

I realize it has been a couple quick weeks since the FileMaker Developer Conference ended, however I would like to share my opportunity to attend this conference thanks to The Scarpetta Group. It is amazing and exciting so many employers share this experience and educational opportunity with their newest employees. At the Women of FileMaker luncheon [...]