Archives 2015

fmRecentRecords

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Today we are excited to release our second module for FileMaker developers: fmRecentRecords. It’s an easy-to-deploy module for FileMaker that gives you a simple way to add a history to the dashboard or menu screen that your users will appreciate. The idea behind it is to make it trivial for a user to get back to what they were working on from the home screen by presenting a list of the records they recently viewed. The assumption here is that your user is probably going to be visiting a small set of records on a regular basis — at least in the short term. Automatically keeping those records at the user’s fingertips saves them the trouble of searching for the same record multiple times a day.

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Join our Meetup!

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Have you joined our FileMaker Meetup? If not, consider this your formal invitation to join our FileMaker Meetup group (formerly known as FMPUG) in Portland, Oregon! We welcome any and all FileMaker developers, business owners who want to learn about FileMaker and entrepreneurs who want to incorporate FileMaker into their business structure. Even if you’ve never heard of FileMaker before today, we’d love to have you pop in, munch on some pizza and beer while you listen to FM nerds geek out.

If you missed last night’s meeting, or if you’ve been considering joining us again, here’s a recap:

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Excel to FileMaker – A Success Story

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Have you ever uttered the phrase, “These Excel spreadsheets are turning into monsters!”, or perhaps you’ve heard, “Excel is the place where data goes to die”? At App.Works, we often hear this complaint – or variations of this – from our clients. Today we asked our Senior Developer, David Weiner, to recount one of his favorite Excel to FileMaker success stories. This is his story.

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Automatically Perform Script on Server

Automatically Perform Script on Server
By David Weiner

The ability of FileMaker Pro 13 and 14 to perform a script on the server instead of locally on the client’s machine is a huge potential boon for productivity. Tasks for which a user might otherwise have to wait to complete can be accomplished in the background without holding them up. Performing certain scripted tasks on the server is also much, much faster in many cases. So, it’s nice to perform a script on the server whenever you can.

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Find Your Moose 2015 – A Work Life Conference for Consultants

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Our very own Matt Navarre is facilitating panel discussions at the inaugural Find Your Moose conference in Chicago this October.

Find Your Moose is a conference for independent consultants, creatives, designers, marketing consultants and web developers aimed at helping you find the skills and mindsets that are eluding you in work and in life. Topics include: growing your business; optimizing sales and marketing; managing business and personal finances; managing projects effectively; improving your time management; networking for new business, inspiration, and support; reducing stress; leveraging advisory resources; and aligning your personal and work culture

Matt will be facilitating panel discussions on the following topics:

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