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Multiple Inspectors
Maybe you figured this out already but if you haven't, it will open a whole new world for the Inspector. If you click the icon for the Inspector in the Status Toolbar, it toggles the Inspector palette open and closed. If you use the menu item called "New Inspector" under the View menu, you can open as many Inspector palettes as you desire. I am guessing three will be enough to display all three tabs of the Inspector. Now you will be able to modify any area of the Inspector without switching tabs. And, the Inspector toggle button will show and hide all of the Inspectors.



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David Knight (aka Speedy) started calling me JoMo years ago, because of my initials, and it kinda stuck. Over the years, it's evolved to the current Jaymo but you can call me anything as long as you are friendly. Other nicknames include Hoss, n2 and Wiz.



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The Front Door
Level: Intermediate
Category: Scripting
06/20/2017
Even before Script Triggers were officially named, there were Open and Close scripts. Only till object and layout Script Triggers were introduced did Open and Close scripts get labeled as File Script Triggers. For the most part, all that's changed is how they are specified. To set a script to run on opening o.
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An opening door!
Modular Scripting
Level: Intermediate
Category: Scripting
06/06/2017
When you start writing scripts for the first time, they are fairly simple and can be understood quickly. Even weeks or months down the line, the name of the script should be enough to identify the functionality. As your scripts increase in complexity, you need to consider modular scripting. Modular scripting.
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Legos are a good analogy for modular scripting in FileMaker.
FileMaker Videos
Level: Intermediate
Category: General
05/30/2017
I normally don't like to directly advertise products and services on this blog but there is real FREE content here. What I'm going to do is provide inline videos from part one of my new FileMaker 16 three part video series. I'll discuss why the lessons are important and provide some insight as to how they fit.
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FileMaker 16 videos covering scripting, calculations, reporting and relational design.
Compare and Contrast
Level: Intermediate
Category: Scripting
05/23/2017
In this article, multiple scripts will be created to accomplish the same task. This may seem silly at first but, it's an important exercise to learn the best approach to a problem. If you are new to this concept, you should actually build the different scripts to cement the concept in your mind. I've been usi.
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Comparing and contrasting different solutions to a problem is essential to good programming!
FileMaker by Beginner
Level: Beginner
Category: General
05/16/2017
I was asked to write an article about my experiences, troubles, pitfalls and recommendations to those starting out with FileMaker. I find many times, and this applies to any industry, when experts help beginners, the experts forget what it was like to be a beginner. While the expert is generous with his or he.
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Advice from someone who can remember what it's like to be a FileMaker beginner.
Sweet Sixteen
Level: Intermediate
Category: General
05/09/2017
The new release schedule, designed to get fresh versions of FileMaker to the public faster, is in full swing with the release of FileMaker 16. It took the FileMaker 16 development team just one year to program a fully featured upgrade with changes to Pro, Go, Server and WebDirect. A truly amazing feat. While.
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FileMaker 16 Advanced splash screen.
FileMaker and the Real World
Level: Beginner
Category: General
05/02/2017
FileMaker is an incredibly versatile and scalable platform, but it is genuinely unique in the way it allows you to solve real world problems quickly, efficiently and super cost effectively. I work for a company that manufactures water softeners (the best ones actually) and I was asked to solve a p.
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FileMaker is a versatile and scalable platform!
FileMaker vs Web
Level: Intermediate
Category: General
04/25/2017
One of the most common FileMaker fallacies is a web browser client will save money. I hear it almost weekly from the people who contact me directly. I get it. Everyone wants to save money. But, just because a web browser is free doesn't mean it saves you money. Yes, FileMaker clients require the p.
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Scripting Primer
Level: Beginner
Category: Scripting
04/18/2017
What is FileMaker Pro scripting? It can be defined as automation, a macro and even a programming language. FileMaker Pro scripting has elements of all these definitions. The original purpose of scripting was to automate the mundane task of printing a report. Since it repeats most of the items under the menus.
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This scripting primer covers important considerations before you ever write your first FileMaker script.
Finding FileMaker Talent
Level: N/A
Category: General
04/11/2017
Back in February, Productive Computing's CEO, Marc Larochelle, was invited to speak to the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) club at California State University San Marcos. During his talk, Marc showcased the FileMaker platform, including the numerous connection points to other database sy.
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