AN INTERESTING LOOK at unintended consequences when working on a live FileMaker database by Kevin Franks. I’ve experienced occasional problems when doing so and was not able to reproduce them. It seems that if a user adds a new record (manually or via script) while the developer is doing any of the following causes the problem: […]
TROI announced the beta release of their powerful File Plugin: Troi File Plug-in 7 Troi File Plug-in is a very powerful tool for getting access to information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files stored on the rest of the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in. Troi File Plug-in 22.214.171.124 beta […]
PART 2 OF THE PERFORM SCRIPT ON SERVER series from Vince Mennano. You’ll want to study this one as closely as Part One: Are you ready to experience a whole new level of User Interaction? Now, go ahead and drag the “BabyNamesInArizona.xlsx” file into the “Drag file to be imported here” area. Then all you need […]
RAY COLOGON of Nightwing Enterprises has updated his demos and released some new ones: The first ten demos in this series are available immediately and include a mix of new techniques based on the features of the FileMaker 13 platform, along with updated versions of some of our previous demos (reworked in light of the […]
THE NEW “LIST OF” SUMMARY OPTION is getting lots of deserved attention: I’ve found the performance to be excellent and it can now replace the use of Custom Functions, looping scripts etc that were previously used to generate a list of IDs for a found set of records. We’ve also another great use for it […]
MODULAR CODE is portable code: Chunks of code that can be easily easily moved from one solution to another with minimal modification. Each chunk of code addresses a specific, discrete need–account management, error handling, etc. FileMaker’s structure is so dependent on context that modular code is difficult to write. Darren Burgess of Mighty Data discusses […]
BOOKMARK THIS and listen while driving or in your spare time. Topics this version: Combining into 1 table Revisit, Labels in field, Multi-Table Reports Filemaker Success Tips : 294_FM_Success_Tips.
PERFORM SCRIPT ON SERVER (PSoS) is the hot topic of the week. Matt Petrowsky of FileMaker Magazine joins in and, as always, adds lots of valuable information to the conversation. It’s well worth watching before you start using PSoS. FileMaker Tutorial – Perform Script on Server – YouTube.
Matthew Goldman (FileMaker Southwest Sales Representative) and Rosemary Tietge (FileMaker Consulting Engineer) headlined this meeting in Albuquerque. The presentation covered FileMaker 13 features on Pro, Go, Server, and Webdirect. Given the informal setting, we were able to dig in deep on multiple topics and discuss how things are done and the pro’s and con’s of […]
What Are Your Imports Waiting For? FileMaker 13 Perform Script on Server – Part II | the beezwax buzz
PART 2 of the Perform Script on Server series! Vincenzo Menanno goes into server setup details and provides an import example file, as well. Download and enjoy! In this post we will see how to have FileMaker Server run imports and free up the FileMaker client to allow users to perform other tasks without waiting for […]
ONE OF MY CLIENTS needed training in the FileMaker basics–finding, sorting, the four modes, using the status area, etc. Everyone with experience using FileMaker had left the company. I’ve had this request before, usually due to new people coming on board, and usually just showed them myself or pointed them to a youtube movie or two. […]
100 TO 200 TIMES FASTER, with greater speed gains for remote clients. When properly implemented, Perform Script on Server (PSoS) can deliver incredible speed boosts. There are some caveats, however. You can’t just slap PSoS in a script–you have to provide the proper context and found set, among other things. Read Vince Monanno’s (Beezwax) in-depth guide […]
FILEMAKER SERVER 13.0V1A FIXES the Heartbleed vulnerability: Software Description The installer software installs FileMaker® Server 13.0v1a for Windows and OS X. The updater software updates version 13.0v1 of FileMaker Server to version 13.0v1a. This software, which addresses the “Heartbleed” bug, is applicable for FileMaker Server installations that use the “Require secure connections” setting configured on […]