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16/11/2018 | Joris Aarts How can Facebook, Amazon, LinkedIn and Google provide recommendations in near-real time? What database engine is used to investigate the Panama papers? Can we tap into that power with FileMaker? Sure! Learn more about the power of so called ‘graph databases’. I use...

12/04/2018 | Jeroen Aarts Retrieving latitude and longitude As an alternative for the Google Maps API, you might consider using Open Street Maps (OSM). OSM has a very simple, clever geocoding service called Nominatim. Use FileMaker's Insert From URL script step, choose JSON as return format and parse...

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 default login credentials or, if no default credentials specified in the file options, it would bring us...

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 FileMaker Data API Guide. Trying to make this work with a PHP client application, I found out that there are some caveats. In this blog...

22/05/2017 | Joris Aarts Watch this video to discover how easy it is now to integrate FileMaker with Artificial Intelligence using the new features of FileMaker 16. We use an AI for image recognition with a FileMaker custom app for a commercial casting bureau. Learn how in...

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 example on a robot client who can then perform your specified actions. And this can be done on-click and without an on-timer script running in...

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 shutdown of their Mail client and FileMaker Pro. The cause for these errors and standstills lie in the installed versions of...

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...

We often face the challenge of printing to different printers with specific options for different print jobs. For example, an Sales Order need to be printed to the default printer with default options, labels need to be printed to a dedicated label printer with a...

18/03/2016 | Michel Beyaert

Conditional Formatting is an often used technique in FileMaker. It allows to distinquish types of data very easily. One case where it is often used is to review a list of invoices. By conditional formatting you can easily set the text...