Category Archive for "FM Tips"

FM Keyboard Shortcuts

There are a ton of available keyboard shortcuts for the FileMaker platform. If you become familiar with the more commonly used key commands, you can save yourself a lot of time while working with FileMaker. In fact, the most recent versions of FileMaker have improved their script workspace such that we have moved away from […]

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New FileMaker 16 Features – Card Windows

FM16 has a number of very cool features. One of the more visual feature additions is a new type of window called a “Card Window”. A Card Window is an overlay window that appears on top of your current window. It has the option to dim the background window so that all attention is given […]

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FM Keyboard Shortcuts

There are a ton of available keyboard shortcuts for the FileMaker platform. If you become familiar with the more commonly used key commands, you can save yourself a lot of time while working with FileMaker. In fact, the most recent versions of FileMaker have improved their script workspace such that we have moved away from […]

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Clearing Out Global Fields

Here is a great tip from FM Developer, Matthew Dahlquist about clearing out global fields from a server: Typically, when a file is uploaded to FileMaker Server, any global fields which have data in them are retained in the server. If you need to change them, you can’t just delete them because they are frozen […]

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Dashboards!

FileMaker is a great tool to create dashboards. By gathering your key performance indicators (KPI’s) into one location, a dashboard can be an effective way for managers and owners to instantly evaluate the success of the business. A dashboard is a business intelligence tool which summarizes key data across the company and across a time […]

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Quick Tips for Finding Records in FileMaker

FileMaker Pro really excels at its capacity to find records in your business application. First, there is the standard Find command, which everyone is well aware of: – From the ‘View’ menu, choose ‘Find Mode’ (or Command-F in Mac; Control-F in Windows) Second there is the right-click Find options: – By doing a right-click on […]

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FileMaker Pro Quiz: DIY or Hire a Partner?

FileMaker Pro is such an easy to use application, that many times a person can develop their own application. But how do you know when it’s time to hire a partner? For simple projects on your own business, DIY-ing FileMaker Pro can be a great solution. Once a project gets more complicated, or if others in […]

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32 bit vs. 64 bit Windows Woes

Have you been experiencing a few issues with your FileMaker software lately? You’re not alone. We’ve been seeing a lot of clients getting bit by this nasty 32 bit vs. 64 bit bug. What the difference? The number of bit refers to your computer processor. Files are built for processing on a 32 bit system […]

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FileMaker and the “File Options” command

FileMaker has a variety of features to help you automate your business, including the File Options feature. “File Options” can be found in the File menu of File Maker Pro and Advanced. It has several useful tools for you, and also a couple of “gotchas!” if you are not careful. First, it can provide automatic […]

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FileMaker Charts

When it comes to presenting data, every business needs an easy way to create graphs and charts. FileMaker has some great tools built in which will allow you to build various visual display charts. FileMaker chart options include pie chart, line graph, bar chart, and various more complex ones like scatter charts. How do you […]

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