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Conditional Formatting on radio buttons

Conditional Formatting is an often used technique in FileMaker. It allows to distinquish types of data very easily. One case where it is oft...

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Transactions Without Portals

18/09/2015 | Jan Zelenka SQL Transactions First, let’s have a quick overview of what SQL Transactions are. In a standard SQL based dat...

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The Boys From Belgium

12/08/2015 | Joris Aarts Don Clark from FileMakerProGurus.com had already referenced several of our blog articles on his site. We met him i...

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New interface elements in FileMaker 14

22/05/2015 | Michel Beyaert As FileMaker 14 was released, developers have a lot of new tools at their disposal. Since version 12 a lot of gr...

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If you’re looking for a DTD… call your own server!

04/05/2015 | Jeroen Aarts This morning I was looking for the FMPXMLRESULTSET.dtd. This was requested by a third party with wich we are setti...

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FileMaker Server 12 Admin Console and Java security

12/03/2015 | Jeroen Aarts Some of our customers are still on FileMaker Server 12 for some reasons. The FileMaker Server Admin console applic...

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Instantly restore deleted records

11/02/2015 | Jan Zelenka First things first In this blog I am going to have a quick look into why anyone would want to deal with obsolete da...

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Randominator

31/01/2015 | Jeroen Aarts Slick design, cool user interface, well crafted, a powerful tool that meets its requirements!  Well, I must hones...

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Watermark Background

06/01/2015 | Jan Stieperaere What? More and more invoices are sent as a PDF to customers. One of the drawbacks when sending your invoices di...

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FileMaker: Export to Excel with custom column names

19/12/2014 | Jeroen Aarts Is there a problem? How often did your customer or your boss come to you with this question: “I want an Excel ex...

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Rename container files

02/12/2014 | Jan Stieperaere What? Rename your container files without exporting/importing. Fully native FM13. Works in WebDirect, Server, G...

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Check for related record

Very often you want to check in your scripts if there is a related record. For example: before going to a set of related records… In...

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FileMaker and Mail clients

Windows users that want to send mails from their FileMaker App through their Mail client can be confronted with an error and/or the complete...

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Trigger a script on another client

04/07/2014 | Jan Stieperaere Concept The technique can be used to trigger every script on an other user’s client but as well for examp...

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FileMaker 16 and Artificial Intelligence

22/05/2017 | Joris Aarts Watch this video to discover how easy it is now to integrate FileMaker with Artificial Intelligence using the new f...

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The FileMaker Data API and OAuth

19/07/2017 | Jeroen Aarts Introduction You can connect to the FileMaker Data API using OAuth 2.0. The steps involved are described in the Fi...

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Directly login WebDirect file with user and password in FileMaker 16!

In pre FM16 versions we were limited to a HTTP GET request to open a WebDirect file with a url. This would just open the file with the defau...

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Geocoding with Open Street Maps

12/04/2018 | Jeroen Aarts Retrieving latitude and longitude As an alternative for the Google Maps API, you might consider using Open Street ...

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FileMaker and Graph Databases

16/11/2018 | Joris Aarts How can Facebook, Amazon, LinkedIn and Google provide recommendations in near-real time? What database engine is us...

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Sliding menus in FileMaker

07/06/2019 | JanZelenka Introduction While FileMaker allows for some pretty decent interface design, web based applications are a few steps ...

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FileMaker, Office365 and OAuth 2.0

30/8/2019 | Jeroen Aarts Introduction Do you want to access a User’s calendar? Or maybe send e-mails from within FileMaker that appear...

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Monitoring FileMaker Server with Zabbix

11/2/2020 | Jeroen Aarts Cloud, On premises and hybrid installations of FileMaker Server Claris is moving towards towards a Saas (Software a...

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Saving printing preferences in FileMaker

We often face the challenge of printing to different printers with specific options for different print jobs. For example, an Sales Order ne...

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