We have been getting a lot of requests for a demo file to accompany one of our blog posts about google maps integration. While we aren’t quite ready to release an unlocked example file for the techniques we used, we have put together a sample file in order to allow users to try out the maps integration.
One of the more exciting new features of FileMaker 16 is the adoption of the cURL library within the “Insert from URL” script step. Using cURL as a command-line tool is relatively straightforward, but the syntax can often be a hurdle.
Pivot tables have always been difficult in FileMaker, that is until now. We have come up with a solution that makes them easy to create and share.
With the release of FileMaker 16, we have seen a great number of new and improved script steps. FileMaker 16 extended the capability of the Save as PDF script step, now allowing it to work partially with WebDirect, FileMaker Go, and Server, however there are a few things of note.
One of the missing features in FileMaker is the ability to add portal headers that can both sort portals and easily display the ascending or descending sorted order.
While incorporating address information to render markers on Google maps is fairly common these days, we have made some additional strides in working with the common Google API and are able to leverage some useful but obscure API services.
While it’s easy for FileMaker to keep a repository of indexed keywords, FileMaker cannot easily display those keywords in a format that resembles the UI found on most social networks. We can fix that.
Making FileMaker understand complex search instructions.
We wanted users to be able to click on a link within the web viewer and see the linked page in a window in their web browser outside of FileMaker. There was a 'gotcha'.