Claris FileMaker is a powerful tool for creating automated workflows; workflows that not only make our workplaces productive but also ensure accuracy and consistency within our business processes. When you think about it, each of our scripted workflows encapsulates a vital piece of our organization’s tribal knowledge. FileMaker applications are typically created, extended and maintained […]
One of the many features that make FileMaker such a powerful and flexible tool is the Script Workspace. Scripts make it possible for you to manipulate and execute various actions on the data within your application. They help to maintain efficiency, consistency and accuracy by automating manual workflows. Keep in mind, FileMaker 18 added 11 more file-based […]
NEW FEATURE: I’m adding a short audio podcast on why I think this topic is important. Listen in–and let me know what you think about this idea. Dive in deeper to Calculations and Scripting in the FileMaker Training Series Demo video on youtube. Calculations and scripts covers the following: Standard Math Operators Text manipulation Setting and updating fields […]
I had to read this post twice to understand it, and liked it once I got it through my head. Here’s the scenario: Many times a client will want to select multiple line items in a portal and then run a script with the chosen set of related records. Or maybe just to make it easier to see […]
Did you know that there were one billion subscriptions to podcasts through iTunes last year alone? Podcasts are a growing phenomenon. What are you waiting for? Start listening today, and start with FileMaker Success Tips. This weeks podcast features: Integrating link files into email, Script Versioning, Hidden objects for testing, Hard coding a filename for future imports […]
It’s sometimes amazing how time wasting the smallest things can be. Take the subject of the blog post by David Thorpe of Excelisys. The object is to, in one script, keep a popover from dismissing if clicked anyway other than with a specific menu item: You tap the bookmarks icon, it pops down a popover with […]
Listen while driving, biking, or walking. Or sitting still, if you must. Thu, 23 October 2014 320_FM_Success_Tips Typical mistakes in decoupling scripts, 2 theme tools Direct download: 320_FM_Success_Tips.mp3 Category:podcasts — posted at: 5:30 PM Filemaker Success Tips : 320_FM_Success_Tips.
Emory Brown of DBServices weighs in with best scripting practices and conventions: In application development, you want to build systems for the end user and it is important to keep the developer in mind when coding, so the application is usable behind the scenes as well as upfront. At DB Services we have several conventions […]
Another twenty minutes of FileMaker tips from the guys at FileMaker Success Tips: Repeat Fields in Calendar, Script Placeholders, DDR Search, Sometimes it all just works Filemaker Success Tips : 310_FM_Success_Tips.
MACWORLD AUSTRALIA features an article by FileMaker Developer Brad Taylor isolating a unique set of values in a list: Given a long list of items, it’s often useful to distill it down to a unique set. This script imports a table, looks at the target field, and then displays two windows – one showing the first […]
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 […]
WORRIED ABOUT SENSITIVE DATA? Leaving your database open leaves your data exposed. Doug Alder has a simple to implement work-around: Use a FileMaker script step to close the database after a specified time period. Details and examples at the link. Auto Close a FileMaker Pro Database After a Set Interval Using an OnTimer Script Step […]
Scripted Omit Constrain Within A Found Set Via A Value List SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013 AT 4:09PM From Dwayne Wright PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM Certified FileMaker Developer WEB: www.dwaynewright.com EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org TWITTER: dwaynewright YOUTUBE: FileMakerThoughts The following situation came up in a recent “One On One Virtual FileMaker Training” session and I thought I’d share it with you. The resolution covers […]
Scripting vs. Built-in Filemaker Functions – YouTube.