Category Archives: FileMaker Academy

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Contextual Menus in FileMaker

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Ever wondered how the ‘contextual menu’ in FileMaker is created? Perhaps you’ve noticed that unlike Custom Menus, native functionality to customize them does not exist. Well, kind of. When you create a Custom Menu, the menu items that you enable or omit will have a direct effect on the items displayed in the contextual menu. This can be an unexpected side-effect in some cases. Using a plug-in is the only way (currently) to fully customize the contextual menu, but this post focuses solely on native functionality.

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FM Pro 17.0.4 Advanced & FM Go 17.0.5 Updates

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Two updates were released today by FileMaker: FileMaker Pro 17.0.4 Advanced and FileMaker Go 17.0.5 – both updates were released in order to address issues where ODBC connections were not closed properly.

Contact us if you need help updating to these newer versions, or if you are having any issue with closing ODBC connections and we would be happy to help.


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Holiday Open House & December Meetup

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We would like to thank everyone that took time out of their Wednesday afternoon to stop by our office for our Holiday Open House! We so enjoyed seeing you all, and very much appreciate your attendance during the busy holiday season. We hope that you had a fun, festive time at AppWorks.

We also hosted a FileMaker Meetup on Wednesday night, and were thrilled to see new faces join the group. We began the meeting with a FileMaker Q&A session, and addressed specific questions about charting as well as the encrypt and decrypt features in FileMaker 17. The Q&A sessions are becoming a vital staple of our Meetups, and we invite you to bring any questions you may have about developing with FileMaker.

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FileMaker Basics YouTube Channel

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AppWorks is excited to announce a new series of instructional YouTube videos that debut today, December 7th, 2018. You can find our YouTube channel hereWe will upload a new FileMaker Basics lesson each Friday.

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Barcode API

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Barcodes offer an efficient and versatile way to store data, and are especially useful in inventory management systems. Luckily, creating one in FileMaker has been made easier by using Feedzon’s fast and free API.

Feedzon’s free Barcode API service supports 25+ formats, giving you plenty of options to choose from. We’ll keep things simple in this tutorial.

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