Author Archives: Ian Harris

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Monthly FileMaker Meetup – October 2018

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Thanks to everyone who came out last night for our monthly FileMaker Portland user group. October’s Meetup was particularly special, as Todd Geist and Jeremy Brown of Geist Interactive joined us as part of their West Coast tour. Their remaining stops are Santa Clara, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

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Updates to fmMapping

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Based on feedback we received from the community, AppWorks has taken the time to update fmMapping. We are pleased to announce the release of fmMapping 2.0 for you!

With this new release, we have improved the following:

  • You can now open a map in a new window (no blank web viewer object)
  • Updated Google API usage policies to reflect current changes*
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Generate Realistic Test Data

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Test environments should match production environments as closely as possible. So if you’re developing something that will interact with millions of records in production, your test environment should contain millions of records. Doing so will help you spot portions of your application that do not scale well, like loops that sprint through lists of one thousand but crawl through lists of one hundred thousand.

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FileMaker Cloud Custom Domain Name

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While FileMaker Cloud simplifies hosting your database files, the initial setup process can be complicated. This blog post focuses on a step that frequently trips people up: configuring FileMaker Cloud with a custom domain name.

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Why Can’t I View PDFs?

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Have you ever run into issues with PDFs not displaying in FileMaker Pro? Does your interactive container field show a loading bar or empty box when you know the field contains a PDF? I’ve run into this issue in two different environments and found that there can be two different causes. In this blog I’ll share the solutions that worked for me.

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