WHY DID YOUR FILEMAKER SOLUTION SLOW DOWN SO MUCH when you add lots of users? Record locking, slow reports, user aborted scripts, and closed windows are just a start. What do you do to fix these problems? To be clear, these are not bugs or things that FileMaker is doing wrong. These are issues that […]
IT’S FREE TO DOWNLOAD and you can read, view, and present. But to create requires an Office 365 subscription. Delving deeper into the offering, Office for iPad brings full file fidelity across Office on PC, Mac, tablet and phone, and along with cloud storage from OneDrive or OneDrive for Business your files are up to […]
SEEDCODE’S CALENDAR now works in WebDirect. There’s a lot of complex code in their calendar–I’ll glad they got it to work. I’ have clients who will make use of that at some point. Preview: SeedCode Calendar in Web Direct. – SeedCode.
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and flat is the new UI. If you want to incorporate flat UI elements in your solutions, this is a good place to start. 15 free UI kits, some of them pretty dang attractive: And some out there a ways: But to each, his own. Download ’em all. […]
I THINK IT’S THE MOST POWERFUL SOLUTION on the Windows platform, too. Being the most powerful and robust includes features like easier to learn and use, lower development costs, shorter development cycle, and overall product life cycle cost–all areas in which FileMaker excels. FileMaker integrates with other software, too–SQL, PHP, XML, HTML, CSS–to name a […]
STEADY AS SHE GOES: Andy Cohen and Lee Strong with session #290: More working with themes and styles, Check Logo / Image jpg size, Repeating field fields It will be interesting to hear what they have to say about repeating fields. Filemaker Success Tips : 290_FM_Success_Tips.
TIRED OF WAITING FOR FILEMAKER HELP to open, just so you can see what a particular error code means? I think we’ve all been there – a script throws an error, you wait while FileMaker Help opens, find your code, then have to close it or minimize it because it stays on top of anything […]
ERROR TRAPPING is an important part of scripting in FileMaker–and not just to keep users from landing where they shouldn’t. Dwayne Wright shows the basics of error capture, which you can use as a model to test for any error or a specific error: Part of the solution to reacting to a variety of errors […]
GREAT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY, bone up your FileMaker skills, party some, check out a hot resort near San Antonio. What’s not to like: Come to the FileMaker Developer Conference 2014 and discover how the FileMaker Platform can help you run your business without boundaries. To thrive, you and your team need to be able to work […]
IMPORTING DATA with the intent to update existing records is tricky. If you have a unique key already established, it works fine. But weird outcomes do occur: This isn’t your garden variety import setting but can be perfect for some special workgroup needs. In most cases, you will use a situation where you have a […]
JACOB UNSWORTH OF LINEAR CHAT on trends in I.T. and how it affects developers: Over the last decade we’ve seen a huge amount of change in the way we use IT. This is everything from what we’re using mobile phones for to the games we play and everything in between. I did a presentation for […]
EVERY WEEK Andy Cohen and Lee Strong put together 20 minutes of FileMaker tips. This week: Defining an Entity, Checking version of FMS, Changing objects to the theme Listen while driving to work. Filemaker Success Tips : 289_FM_Success_Tips.
MORE ON THEMES AND STYLES IN FILEMAKER 13. It’s becoming apparent that care is needed when working with themes, object styles, and layout styles–especially when using Webdirect. A lot more data is sent from the server when the theme is customized, resulting in a slower solution. And saving changes to a theme can change other […]
DYNAMIC SORTS HAVE BEEN AROUND A WHILE (as this video, recently reposted, shows), but are always worth re-visiting. Dwayne Wright’s video on this still timely. Check out how sorting by a value list changes the dynamic. Dynamic Sorts For FileMaker Explored – YouTube.