Category Archive for "FM Tips"

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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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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