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Recent Blogs:

Deleting Duplicates
Deleting Duplicates

The Downside of Indexing
The Downside of Indexing

Loss of Focus
Loss of Focus

Naming Standards
Naming Standards

Restoring Find Criteria
Restoring Find Criteria




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Quick Tip:

Coffee Cup
Do you see the coffee cup cursor icon a lot? This icon shows up in place of the arrow pointer when the host is busy and cannot process a request from a guest. This is different than the squiggly line cursor, which indicates the guest is sending information to the host. Using FileMaker Server as a host will probably eliminate the coffee cup icon, since it is multithreaded and can handle multiple jobs at once. This is different than multitasking. FileMaker Server actually does a little of each job that is queued. For instance, if a guest sorts a million records to preview a report, this may take a while to process. If another guest follows this long process with a simple find, they may get the coffee cup with regular FileMaker Pro as the host, since it can only process one guest at a time. What FileMaker Pro Server does is work on each task for a short time. Since the find takes a lot less time to process, FileMaker Pro Server will take care of it in one cycle and the user will never know another guest is processing a much more complex request.



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Fun Stuff:

FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker, Inc. or FMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, Inc. It was once named Claris when it also sold MacWrite, MacPaint, Claris Emailer, ClarisWorks, etc. but changed it's name in 1998 when it focused on FileMaker. FileMaker started out as a DOS application called Nutshell but was shaped into the powerhouse it is today by Claris and FMI.



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