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[FMP Tip-n-Trick] Hierarchical JSON Viewer / Editor

Hierarchical JSON Viewer / Editor By Andy Persons & Doug West One of the standout new features of FileMaker Pro 16 is native support for the JSON data-interchange format. In addition to providing easy integration with a host of online services, it also provides developers with the tools to create robust hierarchical structures for use entirely

[FMP Tip-n-Trick] Ziptastic Revisited Using FileMaker Pro 16

Ziptastic Revisited By: Doug West **Requires FileMaker Pro 16 Ziptastic is a simple web service for accessing geolocation data associated with postal codes. The API provided at getziptastic.com supports postal codes in 70 countries. By sending a US-based ZIP Code in a URL, we can quickly and easily get the associated city, county, and state. This

[FMP Tip-n-Trick] Inverted Portals with FileMaker Pro

Inverted Portals With FileMaker Pro By: Doug West **Tested on FileMaker Pro versions 14-16 Portals are great for displaying information in the appropriate context. Unfortunately, they don’t always provide the most intuitive user experience when newcomers are learning how to enter data in a FileMaker solution. After configuring a relationship in the Manage Database window to

FileMaker Webinar: Getting Rid of Paper-based Processes

Getting Rid of Paper-based Processes using the FileMaker Platform More businesses today are seeking alternatives to legacy paper-based processes. Companies of all sizes are replacing photocopiers with iPads, reducing storage costs, and severely improving data collection time and accuracy with efficient solutions that automate and empower their local and mobile teams. With the FileMaker Platform, solutions

By |2018-11-01T17:22:48+00:00October 28th, 2014|Categories: FileMaker Pro Tips-n-Tricks|0 Comments

[FMP Tip-n-Trick] FileMaker Pro 13 Easy-Bake Audit Trail

FileMaker Pro 13 Tip-n-nTrick: Easy-Bake FileMaker Pro 13 Audit Trail There are many ways to implement audit logs in FileMaker Pro 13, but I’m always on the lookout for the method with the least overhead. If you don’t need separate records in another table for every field change, then you can keep track of field changes using FileMaker

FileMaker Pro Code 39 Barcode Generator: Without Fonts or Plug-Ins!

Using FileMaker Pro to generate Code 39 barcodes without the need for fonts or plug-ins. Yet another FREE FileMaker Pro Tips-n-Tricks demo file from Excelisys, showing you how to generate code 39 bar codes with no need for fonts or plug-ins! This FileMaker Pro file demonstrates the use of conditional formatting with a repeating field to draw the

By |2018-11-01T17:26:14+00:00November 20th, 2013|Categories: FileMaker Pro Tips-n-Tricks|Tags: |2 Comments

FileMaker Pro Development is Not ALL Fun and Games, Or Is It!?

Serious FileMaker Pro® Development. Tic-Tac-Toe: A Challenge of Unspoken Requirements In a recent FileMaker Pro development stress-relieving exercise, our FileMaker Pro developers were offered a simple challenge to create a Tic-Tac-Toe game using FileMaker Pro while following a few basic requirements: The Quality must be apparent in the user interface. It doesn’t have to look stunning…just clean,

By |2018-11-01T17:26:47+00:00July 18th, 2013|Categories: FileMaker Pro Tips-n-Tricks|0 Comments

HierarchyLite – FileMaker Pro 12 Tips and Tricks Demo!

Another FREE FileMaker Pro 12 Tips and Tricks Demo file showing an even more simplified approach to hierarchal portals by Doug West, Product/Project manager of Excelisys. Doug has now made this advanced technique, originally developed by our own Andy Persons, even easier! "HierarchyLite" is an EXcellent FREE FileMaker Pro 12 Tips and Tricks demo file which

By |2018-11-01T17:27:50+00:00March 22nd, 2013|Categories: FileMaker Pro Tips-n-Tricks|3 Comments

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