If you create a new table in a FileMaker 17 file, you might notice that a few fields were created automatically for you:
Whether your website is delivering subpar results and needs some tweaking, whether a website facelift is in order, or whether a complete overhaul is necessary, it’s important to regularly take stock of your website’s condition and make the necessary changes to have it looking and operating
at it’s best.
FileMaker 17 has a great new feature for creating “Master-Detail” layouts. With this feature, you can create a new type of portal this is a bit different than the regular portals we are all used to using. It’s super-slick, and super easy to create. In this article, I’ll explain what Master-Detail is, how to create a Master Detail layout, and how these new portals are different.
I recently attended the 2nd Annual Wild West Hacking Fest in Deadwood, South Dakota to discuss the latest about information security and hacking.
Early in 2017, LuminFire made the switch to the Google Cloud collaboration and productivity apps for business called G Suite. We haven’t regretted the decision one bit. In fact, we’ve often expressed that we regretted waiting so long to make the switch!
A silver bullet is a metaphor for a simple, seemingly magical, solution to a difficult problem. The question is: In technology, is there a silver bullet solution? The answer is “no”.
At LuminFire our fundamental business is building custom (or “bespoke” as they say in Europe) software solutions. Why? Because there is no silver bullet…or solution that answers all your business needs. Sure there are some amazing software packages out there…but none of them do everything exactly the most effective way you need it for your business.
Sometimes, your FileMaker application installation gets confused or corrupted where it may exhibit strange behavior. Symptoms might include the Script Workspace, Manage Security, or Manage Layouts windows showing up as blank.
FileMaker seems sensitive to the upgrade to macOS Mojave where we have seen this happen more often. Here we have a quick solution.
First, “Have you tried turning it on and off again?”. This is always a good troubleshooting first step in any environment. Sometimes quitting the app and opening it again is enough. If not, restart your computer and see if the problem goes away.
Today marks the release of a new report that reveals real world data showing that 85% of customers save time and money with a Workplace Innovation Platform.
Security is more important than ever. With companies announcing data breaches in the millions of records you need to protect your personal information and your business data from this risk. Great password management is one key component to a full security strategy.
One of the great strengths of FileMaker is its ability to export data to a user’s computer in a variety of formats. With FileMaker 16 and earlier, a developer had limited choices as to where the export files would be saved. One could set a variable with the user’s Desktop path, or the path to the temporary folder, or hard code in an expected path. With all of these options, the directory (i.e., folder) had to already exist. One could not create a new directory as part of the scripted export.
Wilderness Inquiry is a nonprofit organization that helps people from all walks of life to personally experience the natural world. In just one year, Wilderness Inquiry operates more than 700 trips trips and events in locations around the world serving 40,000 people overall including 3,600 people with disabilities and 20,000 people of color.
Geist Interactive recently released an exciting new product for FileMaker developers called “WidgetStudio”.
Have you ever wanted to build a custom app for your computer or tablet?
Do you have too many LEGO building sets and no organized way to keep track of them?
FileMaker 101 provides an overview of the FileMaker platform followed by a tutorial that explains step-by-step how to create a useful custom application (database) to manage you or your kids’ LEGO collection. The video is about 1 hour long.
Find out about custom software, user interface design, filemaker, application design, mac, pc, ios.
Warm up with an overview of the FileMaker platform, based in part on the “FileMaker Code Objects as ERD”. See how FileMaker code is optimally distributed across FileMaker Code Objects (and why).
According to the FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced Help, there are two options on how to create charts:
Create a quick chart in Browse mode.
Use the Chart tool in Layout mode to create a chart.
Since this article is aimed at developers, I will be taking a look at the second point here. In addition, I would add:
Using the WebViewer to create charts. (Another post for another day)
Todd kicked off the meeting by describing what Developer Ops means. DevOps (as we call it) is anything that will help automate the processes you have to go through when you have to manage a FileMaker Server and FileMaker Applications.
As a small business in Portland, Oregon, we offer custom app development, database consulting, and FileMaker training. We strive to help you streamline your business, saving you time and money in the process.
Back when FileMaker 3 was new, I added inventory management to a FileMaker template that allowed an Assembly Item to be a collection of other Items, including other Assembly Items. The inclusion of other Assembly Items (which might also contain Assembly Items) means that a full Bill Of Materials (BoM) for a “parent” Assembly Item is best represented as a hierarchical list that clarifies the relationships between each component and its “ancestor” and “descendant” Items.
We recently had a request from a customer to generate snail mail letters and reminders from their FileMaker solution. Rather than generic bulk mail, this is highly personalized correspondence–the kind of thing you’d normally send by email–they just wanted this done with physical mail. Think of a PDF or receipt containing order history, for example.