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Scared Cow Burgers For Dinner Tonight

For the last decade and a half, I have used very similar if not the same conceptual conventions in my FileMaker development. But after Devcon 2014, I’m making a major change, and I would like to invite you to review … Continue reading

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Shomi Finally In Development

I have finally committed to developing Shomi (Show-me) as a full-blown product. Shomi is going to help developers introduce the magic of FileMaker to potential clients, as well as help developers estimate projects better than ever before. Shomi is the … Continue reading

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Time Travel And MVC

  Yes, yes we’ve seen this meme before. But it’s very relevant to my time of late. Sometimes to try new things, one has to ignore the rest of the world for a bit. This creates a kind of time … Continue reading

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Setting A Variable In A False If Script Step

This is a little trick I’ve just learned, and I’d love to know who has been using this trick. Each If or Else If script step in FileMaker is evaluated to determine whether its true or false. This means that … Continue reading

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Getting A List Of Fields From XML

I wrote this custom function for extracting a list of fields from a given node of XML. Tell the function which node you want to look at, what character in that XML to start at, and the enclosing node tag, … Continue reading

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Returning The Cursor To A Field

I don’t know if this is a previously documented technique (if so, please let me know in the comments), but I discovered a way to handle those nasty return-to-field if statement trees that we have to build when performing finds … Continue reading

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Modal Conditional Formating

I ran into this problem today, and decided to fix it. In the image below, notice the navigational arrows on the far right side?That black gradient is an image inside a container. When I go into layout mode with “Show>>Sample … Continue reading

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