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The FileMaker 13 Platform

I’m sure you know by now that the latest and greatest release of our favourite database ‘FileMaker’ was released yesterday. While every new release of FileMaker brings with it new…

Creating value Lists with Unstored Calculations

If you’ve ever tried to create a value list based on an unstored calculation, you’ve probably come across this error: Normally this means using workarounds to create the value lists…

Dynamic Value List Filters

With the introduction of the function ExecuteSQL in Filemaker 12, I find it now fairly easy to have dynamic value lists. An instance this may become useful is if you…

“For Loops” in FileMaker – The Elegant Way

First of all, props go out to Jeremy Bante for this one. I’ve spent some time recently going through some of the solutions on While I’ve found a lot…

Simple Boolean Toggle

I’m going to keep today’s blog post simple and to-the-point. It’s pretty common in programming to need to toggle between 2 states (boolean). FileMaker Pro however, doesn’t provide a boolean…

Update: Gantt Charts In FileMaker

Nearly 3 years ago, Kevin McGee wrote a blog post entitled How to: Gantt Charts in FileMaker. Since then, we’ve had a lot of interest in native Filemaker Gantt charts.…

Serial Numbers That Reset Automatically Every Year

Image (used with permission) by Zoe Peleti. It’s come up in conversations a few times amongst my colleagues and I now… “What exactly is the best way to generate serial…

Create a Shortcut Directly To Your Database

If you use a FileMaker database (or even multiple FileMaker databases) on a regular basis, then chances are you typically open up FileMaker Pro first, and from there either pick…

Barcode Scanning in FileMaker Go

Recently I’ve been doing some research into doing barcode scanning in FileMaker Go. While this is something that isn’t possible natively with FileMaker, there are companies that have already looked…
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