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Add Simple Logging to your FileMaker Application

FileMakerAcademy.com presents Matt Navarre discussing App.Works’ new free downloadable module fmLog.

Tuesday, September 27th | 2:00 pm ET | Register Now! 

Who is using your database, and for how long? Which layouts and scripts are being used, and which aren’t? How do you know when a record was deleted or modified?

When we start working with new customers on an existing database, they almost never have a logging system in place. Why is this? Most likely it’s because logging is perceived as complex, slow and unnecessary. But it doesn’t have to be.

Join FM Academy and Matt Navarre, Founder of AppWorks, as we break down the mystery of logging and demonstrate how you can use fmLog to add a simple, yet effective system to your existing FileMaker applications.

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Matt Navarre Interviewed – FileMaker Pro Guru

During the most recent FileMaker Devcon conference, our own Matt Navarre was interviewed by Don Clark of FM Database Consulting. In it, he discusses his history with FileMaker and development in general, his company, current client work, FileMaker podcasts, and a number of nerdy Mac history tidbits. View the full interview below.

A FileMakerProGurus.com Production at FileMaker Devcon 2016 in Vegas, with Donald Clark, FMDatabaseConsulting.com, of Albuquerque, NM, and Matt Navarre, App.Works, of Portland, OR.


 


Button Bar Techniques! Part 3: Dynamic Text Resizing in FileMaker

By Thomas H. Meglasson III

Have you ever been limited by screen real estate in a solution?  Have you ever had a field that you thought would only ever have a few words in it but user’s decided to write an essay in?

Sometimes the data in a certain field can vary greatly.  It is a waste of layout space to size the field to show the largest possible amount of data, but also not optimal for users not to be able to see all of their data because a field isn’t big enough.  This is especially true with number fields, where FileMaker chose to display an incredibly helpful ‘?’ if the number is to long for the text field object.   

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