• Unlocking Hidden Error Messages in the ExecuteSQL Function

    By Daniel Wood, 7 January 2015

    The ExecuteSQL function introduced in version 12 is a powerful tool for querying your database in a contextless fashion. One of its limiting features is it's lack of debugging help when it comes to writing properly formed queries, with the function returning a "?" if you get something wrong.  Turns out there is more to that question mark than meets the eye and within the question mark contains some useful descriptive error messages.

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  • Designing and developing a 'Proof of Concept' using FileMaker

    By Stuart Woodhouse, 26 November 2014

    Over the past twelve months we have been approached by a number of clients to develop a solution as a proof of concept. What a client deems a proof of concept can sometimes vary but in essence it’s to develop a solution as a ‘minimum viable product’

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  • Announcing Custom D - our new web company!

    By Craig Saunders, 15 October 2014

    I'm absolutely thrilled to introduce "Custom D", a new business that we're creating to focus on building more engaging web sites and applications.

    Custom D is a brand new business spun out from the web team at Digital Fusion - it's the logical way to get a clearer and more powerful message out there about extent of our capabilities and experience.

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  • Proper Printing in WebDirect [Updated]

    By Daniel Wood, 15 August 2014

    FileMaker WebDirect is the exciting new replacement to Instant Web Publishing. With it you can access your database via a web browser and do *almost* all of the things that you can do in FileMaker Pro. However proper printing is not one of them. In this article we present a framework and example file for doing proper printing via WebDirect - from basic record printing to complex sub-summary reports and more...

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  • Creating New Records in a Portal With a Twist

    By James Currie, 24 July 2014

    A new feature that we have been using extensively in FileMaker 13 is the ability to conditionally show and hide objects. In this article we will talk about combining the creation of records in a portal row and the conditionally showing and hiding of objects. This will allow us to create a nicer way for users to create records.

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  • Popovers that Open and Close on Mouse-Over

    By Daniel Wood, 7 July 2014

    In this followup to the Sliding Drawers article, we take the technique one step further and apply it to the popover object. We discuss the differences between drawers and popovers in relation to the mouse-over technique, and how the process has been modified to better suit popovers...

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  • A Proper Printing Framework for WebDirect

    By Daniel Wood, 4 July 2014

    FileMaker WebDirect is the exciting new replacement to Instant Web Publishing in FileMaker Server. With it, you can access your database via a web browser and do almost all of the things that you can do in FileMaker Pro. However proper printing is not one of them. In this article we present a framework demo file for doing proper printing via WebDirect - from basic record printing to complex sub-summary reports and more...

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  • A Sliding Drawer that Opens and Closes on Mouse-Over

    By Daniel Wood, 1 July 2014

    The slide control is an exciting new layout tool introduced in FileMaker 13. In this article we are building an animated sliding drawer that responds to the users mouse position to open and close. There are a number of cool techniques and features being used to achieve this effect so check it out!

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  • Sending Email from FileMaker Using Mandrill

    By Daniel Wood, 21 March 2014

    When sending Email from FileMaker the most popular methods are the 'Send Mail' script step or a plugin. In this article we explore another method through using Mandrill - a free online service that is easy to setup and integrate into FileMaker...

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  • Cutting out the middle man

    By Stuart Woodhouse, 13 March 2014

    As an account manager, my job is to look after new and existing clients, with the end goal of keeping them happy. My role is also to keep our developers busy with work, a busy development team makes for a happy workplace.

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