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AI demo: Free Business Card scanner

We leverage AI (openai’s chatGPT 3.5) to scan a business card and parse the information from it to create Company and Contact records ...

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Portal Filtering With GetLayoutObjectAttribute

By Jon Jeffery. Fully Exploiting Portal Filtering With GetLayoutObjectAttribute Each FileMaker portal is based on a relationship, but you ca...

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An Antwerp Adventure: A Local’s Guide to Must-Visit Places

By Katia Royer. Welcome to Antwerp, the city that stole my heart and has been my home for as long as I can remember—my beloved city of won...

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Prompting Actions in chatGPT for FileMaker

By Joris. As someone who feels like Alice in Wonderland navigating the world of natural language processing, I’m eager to share some p...

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Custom Connectors, a game-changer for Claris Connect

By Jan Stieperaere. With the introduction of Claris Connect Custom Connectors, we’ve taken a significant step forward in the evolution...

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Error Reporting in Transactions

By Jonathan and Bert. Reporting on errors in a Transaction  As well as introducing support for Transactional scripting, Claris has adde...

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A practical guide to Transactions in FileMaker

By Jonathan and Bert. FileMaker support for transactions Support for Transactional scripting was introduced in FileMaker 19.6, creating much...

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Data-driven scripting

Dispatcher scripts in FileMaker: What are they? Why are they not an ideal solution for the given task, and finally, what technique can be us...

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Join us at EngageU 2023!

By Joris. What is going on? Join us at EngageU, the premier European conference dedicated to the Claris® Platform: FileMaker, Connect, and ...

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Sail Away to Success

Working and traveling while sailing has been an amazing experience so far. It's an excellent way to combine your passion with the need to ea...

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Unleashing JavaScript in FileMaker

By Jan Zelenka. Hi, my name is Jan Zelenka, and I want to show you how an efficient implementation of a JavaScript function library in FileM...

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EngageU: a new European Conference for the Claris Platform

By Joris Aarts. How it started: Until 2019, before the start of the pandemic, there were 3 types of professional FileMaker events: At the be...

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Claris FileMaker Platform is AMAZING!!

By Jan Stieperaere. How amazing is the Claris FileMaker Platform? It’s more than 10 years now that I’m a professional Claris Fil...

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Starting with FileMaker in 2021

This blog is about how FileMaker gained Seppe's interests,how Seppe started learning about FileMaker, the differences between other coding p...

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Claris Excellence Awards for 2021

Claris FileMaker Excellence Winner ClickWorks recognized for Achievements in the ability to solve complex and technically challeng...

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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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Monitoring FileMaker Server with Zabbix

Cloud, On premises and hybrid installations of FileMaker Server Claris is moving towards towards a Saas (Software as a Service) model. The s...

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FileMaker, Office365 and OAuth 2.0

Introduction Do you want to access a User’s calendar? Or maybe send e-mails from within FileMaker that appear in the Sent Items folder...

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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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Sliding menus in FileMaker

Introduction While FileMaker allows for some pretty decent interface design, web based applications are a few steps ahead when it comes to p...

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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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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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The FileMaker Data API and OAuth

By Jeroen Aarts. Introduction You can connect to the FileMaker Data API using OAuth 2.0. The steps involved are described in the FileMaker D...

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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

SQL Transactions First, let’s have a quick overview of what SQL Transactions are. In a standard SQL based database system a Transactio...

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The Boys From Belgium

Don Clark from FileMakerProGurus.com had already referenced several of our blog articles on his site. We met him in Las Vegas at this year&...

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New interface elements in FileMaker 14

As FileMaker 14 was released, developers have a lot of new tools at their disposal. Since version 12 a lot of great improvements regarding t...

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

This morning I was looking for the FMPXMLRESULTSET.dtd. This was requested by a third party with wich we are setting up an integration at a ...

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FileMaker Server 12 Admin Console and Java security

Some of our customers are still on FileMaker Server 12 for some reasons. The FileMaker Server Admin console application before version 13 us...

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Instantly restore deleted records

First things first In this blog I am going to have a quick look into why anyone would want to deal with obsolete data and then in more detai...

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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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FileMaker: Export to Excel with custom column names

Is there a problem? How often did your customer or your boss come to you with this question: “I want an Excel export from FileMaker, but I...

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Rename container files

What? Rename your container files without exporting/importing. Fully native FM13. Works in WebDirect, Server, Go, … How It Works? This...

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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

Concept The technique can be used to trigger every script on an other user’s client but as well for example on a robot client who can ...

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FileMaker 16 and Artificial Intelligence

Watch this video to discover how easy it is now to integrate FileMaker with Artificial Intelligence using the new features of FileMaker 16. ...

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Watermark Background

What? More and more invoices are sent as a PDF to customers. One of the drawbacks when sending your invoices digitally is that you loose the...

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