Identifying and capturing errors within our FileMaker applications are an essential part of the development process and it can feel a bit like a roller coaster ride. When we create an app that makes our jobs easier, we want to make sure that it does the right things effectively and reliably. That’s why having a solid understanding of the potential error codes we might encounter and how to resolve them successfully is so important. In this post, we’ll deal with the highs and lows of fool-proofing our FileMaker apps by maneuvering through conventional errors and exploring some common places where bugs tend to crop up.
Today we’re going to compare various methods one might consider employing to render an arbitrary found set as a JSON object.
An often heard complaint though is that users are disconnected when they click the Back button of their browser. This button is confusing because it’s very similar and at the same top left corner than FileMaker Pro record navigation widget.
Here is our solution, freely downloadable and usable. It’s a single HTML file.
This HTML file disables the back button if a user connects to a custom app using the file URL.
Welcome back for another exciting round of JSON exploration. Last time we discussed a JSON-related bug fix in FM 19, as well as a free package tracking service that returns results in JSON format. Today we’re going to look at a free currency exchange rate service.
Apple owns enterprise software company Claris and its low-code application development software called FileMaker. It’s not a major Apple subsidiary, and it operates independently, but it has a long history in an area of increased focus from Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. Claris CEO Brad Freitag says low-code solutions will be a growing business also, especially as the coronavirus accelerates adoption across the business world.
Stephen Dolenski and Steven Blackwell prepared a short article with some cautionary notes related to the new Add-On feature in FileMaker® Pro 19. All developers should review.
In this time of the Covid epidemic, many people are working from home. FileMaker is often an important part of a workflow, even when homebound. Wouldn’t it be great if you could launch you FaceTime, Skype or Zoom calls right from your database screen?
This demo shows you how to use Create ML to train a vision model to determine if a an item in a photo is a Hot Dog or Not Hot Dog. Then the video demonstrates how to load the model into FileMaker Go and test on an iOS device with CoreML support
This post describes how to embed a FileMaker WebDirect solution within a website using an Iframe element.
Claris FileMaker 19 is the biggest release since FileMaker 7. It has the potential to change how we think about and build FileMaker applications forever.
We’re excited to announce the release of FileMaker 19! It is truly the most important release of FileMaker in years. Already the leader in Workplace Innovation Platforms, FM19 catapults the platform forward with some amazing new features.
Claris Connect was officially released on March 3, 2020. Claris Connect is a new cloud-based integration platform for automating workflows. Without writing complex code, you can create a flow that […]
Modernizing the FileMaker experience with version 19. Insight into our investments in cloud-first technologies, native web and mobile experiences, API integration, and emerging technologies.
And since, as you may recall, the ID field in the virtual list (or in this case, virtual_portal) table is a sequential serial number beginning with 1, we can use the ≥ operator to limit the number of portal rows that will display data.
Note 1: The example in today’s article/demo is intentionally very basic.
Note 2: The demo is self-populating to keep the data current, so the values you see in the screen shots will not exactly match those you encounter in the demo.
The word “enterprise” typically refers to larger and more complex businesses and corporations. Workplace innovation is a key differentiator and productivity booster in businesses of all sizes, from enterprise all the way down to small businesses.
A Content Management System manages the content of your website, usually via your web browser (though there are mobile apps that give limited access).
It provides a way for you to edit, add, and rearrange the content (blog posts, pages, widgets, custom data, etc.) of your website, from anywhere you have an internet connection. Most CMS solutions have WYSIWYG editing (looks and works roughly like Microsoft Word) so you don’t have to know HTML to update your website.
Claris recently released the new and improved FileMaker Cloud (replacing FileMaker Cloud for AWS). This is a new Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. Claris has been working on ways to deliver the value of FileMaker that is simpler than past offerings. It can be a good starting point for users new to the FileMaker workplace innovation platform, but it is missing some features that long-time users of FileMaker Server for Windows and macOS rely on.