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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FileMaker Container Fields

Many people know that FileMaker has a special field called a Container field, which allows you to insert a file into it, and store it within FileMaker. This makes FileMaker a great document storage system. But some people do not realize that while it is great for storing PDF’s and spreadsheets, you can actually store […]

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FileMaker Tip – Toggle On/Off ; Stop/Go; True/False

There are a lot of little features in FileMaker Pro which are simple to implement and just make your application a little easier to use. One of these is the ability to specify the display value of a boolean value. Since a boolean is either 1 or 0, it may seem like if you have […]

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FileMaker and Web Services

With the release of FileMaker 16, the ability for FileMaker to speak with the rest of the web-connected world has vastly expanded. They have done this in two ways: one which allows FileMaker to reach out and connect with other services, and another which allows those services to reach back the other way and connect […]

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New FileMaker 16 Feature – Data Encryption

FileMaker 16 has a number of functions which will improve the security of your data. Note that FileMaker has always had a number of security protocols in place. For example, Encryption At Rest (EAR) is something which has been around since about FM13. This is a really useful function to absolutely lock down your database […]

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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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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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