Tag Archives: FileMaker Go

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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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One Layout for both iPad and Desktop

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How to make a single layout in FileMaker that works (and looks good) on both desktop and iPad screens.

Creating and maintaining two separate sets of application screens in FileMaker — one for mobile and one for desktop — has always been a pain in the butt. While there are definitely arguments to be made for creating much simpler functionality and screen design on an iPhone, the same argument is harder to make for an iPad versus desktop interface. Believe it or not, many people these days are opting to use ONLY a tablet with an attached keyboard as their primary work machine. Often, this occurs in the same workplace, where some users are on an iPad, and others are using a desktop computer.

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FileMaker 16: Card Window

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They’re Heeere ….

One of the new features in FileMaker Pro 16 (and one we’re super excited about!) is the Card Window, which is essentially a new window that lives within your current one. So why are we so excited? Cards have all the benefits of popovers plus all the benefits of a new window. In other words, you get to maintain the context you are in by not leaving your current layout, and still work within a different context since a Card can be based on any layout (and table) within your solution. Finally!

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PDXFM November: FileMaker Cloud

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FileMaker Cloud is here! AppWorks’ Matt Navarre will giving a live demo at the FileMaker Portland Meetup meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Easily share information with your team in the cloud. New FileMaker Cloud provides secure, reliable access to your custom apps using FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect — all without the administrative hassle. Your data is managed by FileMaker Cloud and hosted through Amazon Web Services (AWS) — so you don’t have to do it yourself.

Join us for an action-packed, and exciting hands-on presentation where we’ll show you how you can sign up for a FileMaker Cloud trial or convert your existing FileMaker licenses to FileMaker Cloud. Space is limited, please RSVP today!

PDXFM November: FileMaker Cloud
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Day:
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Where: Hanna Andersson Corporate Offices
608 NE 19th Ave, Portland, OR
RSVP here