Software tips, techniques, and news.


Brendan McBride  /  Free DownloadsWeb DevelopmentFileMaker  /  April 2nd, 2015

FileMaker Avalara Sales Tax Integration

Sales tax rates can be difficult to keep track of for your business if you have customers all over the country or even world. Learn how to integrate FileMaker with a web service to automate sales tax rate lookup to make life a little easier.
Weihao Ding  /  Free DownloadsFileMaker  /  March 3rd, 2015

Interactive PDFs in FileMaker Go

By combining web viewers and file URLs you can show the contents of a PDF in FileMaker Go that works in a similar way as interactive containers in FileMaker Pro. Includes a sample file download.
David Happersberger  /  SupportTrainingFileMaker  /  January 27th, 2015

FileMaker Community - The New Technet

FileMaker launched the FileMaker Community. A free resource site which used to be known as TechNet is now called FileMaker Community. See whats new and the benefits of joining.
Brendan McBride  /  FileMaker  /  January 19th, 2015

Reading FileMaker Crash Reports

Learn how to read crash reports to better understand what is causing your FileMaker database to crash. Examples included for both Windows and Mac crash reports.
David Happersberger  /  LicensingFileMaker  /  November 18th, 2014

What to know about FileMaker Server Transition Licensing

Did you buy FileMaker Server Advanced in the past? Find out if you need to renew FileMaker Server transition before it is discontinued, or if you should renew your server for less based on your needs.
Emory Brown  /  Free DownloadsFileMaker  /  October 13th, 2014

FileMaker Scripting Best Practices and Conventions

Learn how to make applications easier on the users and other developers by making code that is robust and readable. A few tips and techniques for scripting that we use in systems are highlighted. Be sure to download our FileMaker Scripting Template database examples.
Emory Brown  /  FileMaker  /  September 16th, 2014

Creating Readable FileMaker Code Saves Time, Money

Developers spend more time reading and debugging code than they do actually writing code. To limit frustration and wasting valuable time later on, here are some tips on what we do to help create readable code at the beginning of a project.
Brendan McBride  /  Free DownloadsFileMakerHosting  /  August 12th, 2014

How to Create a PDF from FileMaker Server

Learn how to create a PDF from FileMaker Server. Whether you want to create it from a schedule or perform script on server script step, it can easily be done using PHP.
Jeremiah Kincaid  /  Free DownloadsFileMaker  /  July 24th, 2014

FileMaker Encryption With BaseElements

We here at DB Services love the BaseElements plugin. In fact we love it so much we decided to sponsor the development of HTTP POST in the plugin back at the beginning of 2012. So, as history tends to do, we repeated ourselves by sponsoring the development of the plugin again, but this time for encryption functions.
Jeremiah Kincaid  /  FileMaker  /  June 8th, 2014

Fun with DDRs - Extracting Images in FileMaker Layouts

Become a little more familiar with the XML DDR by learning how to extract an image out of a FileMaker layout.
Kevin Hammond  /  LicensingFileMaker  /  May 5th, 2014

FileMaker Increasing Renewal Rates

Renew your FileMaker licenses by June 28, 2014 to save money, as FileMaker will be increasing its renewal rates by about 15 percent. This is the first increase in renewal rates in several years.
Michael Westendorf  /  FileMaker  /  April 10th, 2014

FileMaker Themes Best Practices

We explore using FileMaker 13's new feature allowing you to create custom themes and styles. Custom themes now allow us to create a unified user interface in your application while maintaining an optimized solution.
Michael Westendorf  /  Web DevelopmentFileMaker  /  March 11th, 2014

FileMaker WebDirect

WebDirect enhances the FileMaker platform by allowing you to publish your database to the web like never before. Real-time updates, a defining characteristic of the FileMaker experience, have made their way to the web.
Emory Brown  /  FileMaker  /  February 3rd, 2014

FileMaker Relationship Graph - What They Did Not Tell You

FileMaker 13 introduced a number of very useful enhancements to the relationship graph, none of which are included in the help file or release notes. Use these techniques to increase your productivity.
Jason Scharf  /  FileMakerHosting  /  January 6th, 2014

FileMaker Server + Open Directory

FileMaker Server can be set up to authenticate against Active Directory and Open Directory. Learn how to do it in this step-by-step guide!
Mary Pitzen  /  FileMaker  /  December 3rd, 2013

FileMaker Field Picker

An exciting new feature in FileMaker 13, the Field Picker, provides convenient and time-saving options when creating or editing layouts.
Brendan McBride  /  FileMaker  /  December 3rd, 2013

FileMaker Slide Controls

Details about the new Slide Control feature in FileMaker 13! Find out what a slide control is, a hidden slide control, and how to use slide controls.
Michael Westendorf  /  FileMakerHosting  /  December 3rd, 2013

Rest Easy With Encrypted Databases in FileMaker

Encryption is a great new feature that gives you another level of security beyond a login. The files still appear as .fmp12 files, but require the encryption password to access.
Kevin Hammond  /  FileMakerHostingLicensing  /  December 3rd, 2013

FileMaker 13 Whats New

We take a look at the full FileMaker 13 platform (FileMaker Pro 13, FileMaker Go 13, and FileMaker Server 13), highlighting some of the best new features and recapping the differences between this and prior versions of FileMaker Pro.
Jeremiah Kincaid  /  FileMaker  /  December 3rd, 2013

FileMaker Popover Buttons

Learn all about popover buttons in FileMaker 13, including how to add them to layouts and configure their individual components. Glean a few tidbits on how they interact with other interface objects.

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