OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is a fantastic technology that can transform printed or hand-written text into JSON format that can then be easily used to populate FileMaker records…Read more →
By Daniel Wood, 2 May 2023
Dynamically sorting portals has always been a struggle for FileMaker Developers — in this article we introduce a method using value lists, which avoids unstored calculations and is compatible with FileMaker Server's ability to sort records.Read more →
By Daniel Wood, 14 April 2022
How many times do users let you know of a bug in their solution and yet are unable to provide any detail about what they were doing at the time? What layout were they on? What was the found count? Were any plugins installed? What record were they on?
These are very common questions the developer may ask and yet not receive a good answer to. To remedy this we have built a nifty debugging script that can provide the developer with these answers. In this article we'll go over in detail what is captured in the debugging report and ways you can best integrate it into your solutions.Read more →
By Daniel Wood, 31 March 2022
In this article we talk about circular references and how these can occur between two auto-enter calculation fields. We talk about what happens in this situation and what we might expect a desirable outcome to be. We then provide a solution to this problem by showing how circular referencing can be overcome using control flag variables to dictate the order of execution of these auto enter calculations.Read more →