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[FMP Tip-n-Trick] FileMaker Pro Hierarchical Portal Filtering 2.2

Hierarchical Portal Filtering within FileMaker Pro By Andy Persons This is the second of a three-part series on FileMaker Pro hierarchical portal filtering. You can find part one here. This FileMaker Pro hierarchical portal filtering file demonstrates how to provide high-performance sorting of a hierarchical portal by various fields, while maintaining the hierarchy. **This has been tested

By |2018-11-01T17:15:54+00:00May 5th, 2017|7 Comments

[FMP Tip-n-Trick] FileMaker Pro Hierarchical Portal Filtering 2.1

Hierarchical Portal Filtering using FileMaker Pro 15 By Andy Persons Way back in 1996/97, I developed my original hierarchical portal filtering technique using FileMaker Pro 3. Twenty years later, we decided to take another look and update it for FileMaker Pro 15. Several alternate approaches have been developed in the interim for the hierarchical portal filtering technique (including

By |2019-02-28T14:22:25+00:00March 10th, 2017|13 Comments

[FMP Tip-n-Trick] FileMaker Pro Progress Bars, Gantt-Man

FileMaker Pro Progress Bars, chapter 5: Gantt-Man By Andy Persons In which nothing can Bar our intrepid code from Progressing to Uncharted territory! We received an interesting variety of responses to our FileMaker Pro Progress Bars demo files. Can you make it show an image for the foreground? How about an animated gif? It's too blurry; can

By |2018-11-01T17:19:08+00:00October 8th, 2015|5 Comments

FileMaker Pro Tip-n-Trick: A Double-Single Click Trick

A nice little FileMaker Pro Tip-n-Trick showing you a double-single click trick! Have you ever wanted to add support for double-clicking in your FileMaker Pro solutions? FileMaker Pro doesn’t currently support that natively, but various workarounds have been created over the years. Unfortunately, none of the techniques I found support exclusive actions. BOTH the single and double-click actions occur when

By |2018-11-01T17:21:58+00:00December 16th, 2014|0 Comments

FileMaker Pro 13 Tip-n-Trick: V3 FileMaker Pro Progress Bar

V3 FileMaker Pro Progress Bar – Gangsta with Gradients! OK, one last riff on progress bars! The V2 FileMaker Pro Progress Bar demo file showed how to have the bar change color based on the percentage, such as changing the entire bar from green to yellow to red as the percentage increased. That approach has some

By |2018-11-01T17:23:06+00:00August 24th, 2014|0 Comments

FileMaker Pro 13 Tip-n-Trick: V2 FileMaker Pro Progress Bar

The Next Generation of the FileMaker Pro Progress Bar Using base64 After we posted the FileMaker Pro 13 Progress Bar demo file using a base64 image last December, one frequent request we received was for a way to have the bar change color based on its percentage. For example, changing from green to yellow to red as

By |2018-11-01T17:23:11+00:00August 14th, 2014|1 Comment

Using FileMaker base64 Decode to Create a Status Progress Bar!

Hey man, Ya wanna Free-base64 with this FileMaker Pro 13 Tip-n-Trick of Creating a Progress Status Bar? Or for those who are true nerdy geeks – All your base64 are belong to us, But We’ll Share this FileMaker Pro 13 Tip-n-Trick of Creating a Progress Status Bar Andy Persons shares his first FileMaker Pro 13 Tip-n-Trick  that

By |2018-11-01T17:25:34+00:00December 17th, 2013|2 Comments

FileMaker Pro Recursion PT 3: A Wrinkle in Timeliness: The Final Reckoning

FileMaker Pro Recursion PT 3 By Andy Persons: *This article is part 2 of a 3 part series: part 1, part 2. In my first post of this three part series, I posed a challenge: how do you update hundreds or thousands of tasks interconnected with tens of thousands of connections? In my second installment, we

By |2018-11-01T17:26:41+00:00August 5th, 2013|10 Comments

Perfecting FileMaker Pro Recursion & Virtualization Part 2

A Wrinkle in Timeliness Pt 2 – Perfecting FileMaker Pro Recursion & Virtualization, by Andy Persons of Excelisys *This article is part 2 of a 3 part series: part 1, part 3. Perfecting FileMaker Pro Recursion & Virtualization Part 2 explores the use of recursion and virtualization (through global variables) in solving complex data interconnectivity challenges

By |2019-02-28T18:20:52+00:00May 7th, 2013|2 Comments

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