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Recent Blogs:

Preventing Duplicates
Preventing Duplicates

Deleting Duplicates
Deleting Duplicates

The Downside of Indexing
The Downside of Indexing

Loss of Focus
Loss of Focus

Naming Standards
Naming Standards




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Quick Tip:

Switch to Layout
When deploying a solution on FileMaker Server, the initial layout is the last one used when closing FileMaker in single-user mode. This could very well be a list view and slow down the opening of your remote solution. No problem, just set the correct layout with no records in the open script, right? Unfortunately, the initial layout loads even if you don't see it. The only way to switch layouts on open before FileMaker actually opens is to use the "switch to layout" option in File Options.



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Fun Stuff:

Dull Boy
FileMaker files were stored in clear text prior to FileMaker 7 so, if you opened a FileMaker file in a text editor, you could see the phrase "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" in the header repeated over and over. No, it's not a virus! My understanding is the developers just needed to take up some space in the header and that's what they came up with. Today, modern FileMaker files are stored in Unicode so I'm not sure if the phrase is still there.



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John Mark Osborne of Philosophy of FileMaker

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