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Snapshot Saves
Level: Intermediate
Category: Scripting
08/13/2019
According to the FileMaker online help, the Snapshot Link feature saves a found set of records. But, it saves so much more including the current record, layout, sort order and the mode. The basic idea is to save a Snapshot Link and send it to a colleague via email so they can see what you are viewing. So much.
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The Snapshot Link feature in FileMaker is designed to share found sets with colleagues.
One-Trick Pony
Level: Intermediate
Category: General
07/23/2019
Don't be a one-trick pony and apply the same FileMaker feature to solve every problem. That's like wearing a tool belt and only putting one tool on it. FileMaker has many options, each with it's own unique advantages and disadvantages. Over-relying on a single tool will result in a subpar solution. Try to lea.
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A "One-Trick Pony" is defined as a person or thing with only one special feature, talent or area of expertise.
Forum Etiquette
Level: Beginner
Category: General
07/02/2019
Forums are a great way to get technical advice for FileMaker but for some reason, many people don't think they have to be nice in the electronic world. I was raised to say "please" and "thank you" and that has translated over to the internet for me. But, other folks think the anonymity of cyberspace is an exc.
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Forum etiquette
Best of FileMaker Eighteen
Level: Intermediate
Category: General
06/11/2019
It took a while to scour the internet but I finally came up with my favorite videos and articles. I personally read each of these blog articles and watched every one of these videos. I've focused on choosing resources that use specific examples, rather than vague general discussions. I wanted to show off auth.
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The new FileMaker 18 sports new features like a revamped import dialog, data file script steps, the While function and much more!
FileMaker Eighteen
Level: Intermediate
Category: General
05/22/2019
Eighteen is the age you become an adult in the United States. In China, it's an auspicious number associated with success. In Hebrew, the word of life has a value of eighteen. It's also a composite number in mathematics, totaling the addition of it's divisors. But, most importantly, it's the latest release fr.
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This article will focus on FileMaker Pro Advanced 18 new features!
Set Field Skills
Level: Beginner
Category: Scripting
04/30/2019
The Set Field script step is one of the most widely used steps in FileMaker due to it's versatility at moving data around a solution. You can simply transfer data from one field to another or even construct a complicated calculation and then target a field with the result. But that's just skimming the surface.
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The Set Field script step is one of the most versatile script steps available!
Custom Menu Creativity
Level: Intermediate
Category: General
04/09/2019
Back in college, when I was working in the computer lab on campus, it was a requirement to know Microsoft Word backwards and forwards. That's because half the students in there were creating resumes. The biggest issue was using spaces to line up columns so I spent a lot of time fixing resumes, for which I got.
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Custom menus to the rescue!
Google Calendar
Level: Advanced
Category: Plug-Ins
03/19/2019
As integrators and developers, we have had many requests to integrate a client’s FileMaker solution with Google Calendar. The partnership of a customized database with the flexibility and easy accessibility of an online calendar system is ideal; events can be composed in the CRM of one’s choice, and pushed to.
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Integrating Google apps with FileMaker and the gManipulator plug-in.
Noteworthy
Level: Intermediate
Category: General
02/19/2019
Ahhh... the ubiquitous notes field. Seems simple, right? In a way it is. Just slap down a field and resize it to show more data. Add a scroll bar and you're done. The problems occur when you are trying to locate an important note, print a report or perform a find. Data can be strewn all about a text field tha.
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Adding notes to a record is one of the most client requested features I get!
The Beginning
Level: Intermediate
Category: Scripting
02/05/2019
Scripts that run on the opening of a FileMaker file allow you to accomplish so many different tasks. Open scripts can initialize global fields, setup variables, determine which layout to display based on security or platform, perform sub-scripts, install menu sets and so much more. This article will cover som.
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Scripts that run on open of a FileMaker database is one of the most important triggers available.


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