At the recent FMPUG-MN (FileMaker Pro User Group Minnesota) Meetup, Tim Cimbura discussed FileMaker templates and starter solutions.
As of February 2019, Oracle changed their licensing model to now require paid licenses in order to use Java in business and production capacities. The Java update started prompting people concerning this in April 2019. In the long term, FileMaker is getting rid of Java, but for now, FileMaker uses Java in three areas:
FileMaker 16 and earlier admin console; FileMaker 17 and newer do not require it
Custom Web Publishing (CWP)
So, what does FileMaker offer in the way of searching? Well there is find mode obviously. Great power, but perhaps a little unintuitive for the average user, especially in this day of age where websites provide pretty commonplace design patterns for searching. Quickfind is a much nicer alternative, combining an automated ‘find mode’ search of sorts, with a single search box making it easier for users to search.
Within every industry there’s a certain terminology used to express how things work and how to accomplish things. FileMaker is obviously no different.
Elemental is a free product that provides UI resources to incorporate into FileMaker solutions to improve user experience with better visual design and user interface. Includes Avatars, Placeholders, SVG Icons,
In this article we’ll review how sending mail using SMTP and cURL in FileMaker 18 works and go through several examples. We’ve also built a robust demo file you can download for free and use to dig into this functionality in more detail, and we’ll discuss some of its capabilities here. Finally, we’ll look at how this new feature compares to some alternatives for sending mail from your FileMaker app.
We’ve recently been adding lots of notifications to our customer’s calendars: sending emails and SMS alerts when milestones are approaching or when team members are assigned new projects. But notifications tend to get lost on your phone, so we decided it was time to level up our notification game with some FileMaker IoT.
The Gaylord is managed by the Marriott resorts so you can get points for future vacations by being a Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Member. Be sure to sign up and make sure they know your rewards number on the reservation to get point credits for future vacation stays. As a rewards member, you also get free in-room speedy Wifi that you login it using your room number and last name.
FileMaker is the world’s leading workplace innovation platform. FileMaker allows you to design and create great business solutions, securely share it across multiple devices, and integrate with a multitude of different platforms and technologies. Ultimately, FileMaker allows you to be more effective, productive and profitable.
This article aims to be the compendium of FileMaker 18 information…with some excellent content and links to other resources around the interwebs.
If you don’t know which method FileMaker uses for record locking, optimistic vs pessimistic, then you’ll find out during his talk. He’ll share his journey into how he became an optimistic database architect. What are the critical things be aware of when allowing FileMaker to work with optimistic record locking?
The 2018 FileMaker DevCon was great for many of the same reasons it was great in the past. We were able to meet many wonderful people from all over the world that share the same passion for FileMaker.
With each new version of FileMaker, developer time spent clicking a mouse and moving a cursor decreases a little bit more.
The biggest new feature of the FileMaker platform is a command line tool for developers called the FileMaker Data Migration Tool. It’s a tool that lets you quickly move data from one FileMaker file into another clone file.
If you don’t need multiple versions of FileMaker installed on your computer, we recommend uninstalling the old version(s) when you install a new new major version. But there maybe reasons to have more than one version installed. If you are a developer, you may need to support multiple versions for different clients, for example. If you do have multiple versions of FIleMaker Pro [Advanced] installed on your computer, you may notice that fmp URLs (links that start with fmp://… that open a FileMaker Pro custom app, and optionally perform a script) do not open in the version that you are expecting. You may ask yourself, “How did I get here?” …and you might not even be listening to the Talking Heads.
One of the great things about FileMaker is it’s ability to quickly create useful solutions quickly. That’s why FileMaker is the #1 rapid application development software in the world. Our local FileMaker Developer Group in the Twin Cities (FMPUG-MN) has monthly meetings and orders pizza for the group for our lunch. With about 30 people in attendance on a regular basis, it’s a challenge to order the right amount of pizza and the kinds people want the most.
Today we bring you an article by a guest writer, one of our colleagues in the FileMaker community, Kirk Rheinlander. You can connect with Kirk online here or at his blog. We are excited to bring you this content, because it reaffirms our feelings about the FileMaker Data Migration Tool that we spoke of in a previous blog post: The New Way to FileMaker. As Kirk says, it really is a game changer.
To celebrate summer we created the coolest LuminFire rap video ever.
The idea was sparked during a conversation around the Millennium Falcon one day (our version of the water cooler). Our office assistant Angie immediately got to writing lyrics. Then the creativity started as the whole team got into the idea.
Our LuminFire team just returned from a week at the FileMaker 2018 DevCon in Dallas, Texas.
You’re also risking database corruption in transferring such a large file. What’s the best way to fix this? You can use externally stored container fields. That solves part of the problem of getting the actual file out of the main database file…but it is still time consuming to backup and transfer.
The answer is to use a cloud-based email sending service. You would use FileMaker to create app-generated emails (or transactional emails) in response to a user’s behavior. They play a critical role in acquiring and retaining customers. You can also get powerful email analytics of bounce, open, and click-through rates that can indicate if there are any serious email delivery issues. These email sending services are designed to help digital marketers and application developers send marketing, notification, and other transactional emails. They are reliable, cost-effective services for businesses of all sizes that use email to keep in contact with their customers.