*This article is part 1 of a 3 part series: part 2, part 3.

A Wrinkle in Timeliness Pt1 of 3 – Perfecting FileMaker Recursion & Virtualization, by Andrew Persons explores the use of recursion and virtualization (through global variables) in solving complex data interconnectivity challenges using FileMaker Pro 12 in a multi-user client-server environment. Using a specific case study of an Excelisys project/client in the medical manufacturing industry, Andy will discuss and demonstrate the dramatic performance benefits that can be gained with the techniques involved.

Have you ever had a project where each task depended on other tasks to be completed before it could start? How would you keep track of the projected completion date of the project as various tasks were completed or delayed? What if the project involved hundreds of tasks and tens of thousands of dependencies? In this first installment, we take a look at a couple of potential approaches on how you can tame that complexity and update every task in the project within seconds.

Download the article in its entirety as a PDF.

Part 2


*This article is provided for free and as-is, use and play at your own risk – but have fun! Excelisys does not not provide free support or assistance with any of the above. If you would like help or assistance, please consider retaining Excelisys’ FileMaker Pro consulting services.

* FileMaker and FileMaker Pro are registered trademarks and owned by FileMaker, Inc. in the US and other countries.