When working with multi-file solutions in FileMaker, sharing variables can be a stumbling block. In this blog, I will explain the process we chose when we built the Button Bar Sort Headers solution. It is one of my favorite techniques for sharing variables when they are needed for field calculations.
Aggregate Functions are the lifeblood of data analysis. However, aggregate functions can often be a little confusing. Things like variable field references, single constant values, or calculating empty values can all cause confusion if you are not familiar with the nuances of aggregate functions.
The FileMaker community’s big conference every year is the annual Devcon sponsored by FileMaker Inc (this year in Orlando) and our main unconference is Pause on Error, a new edition of which was recently announced for Tulum Mexico in early April.
We’ve recently been working on some upgrades to the 4th Dimension lab management app we developed and continue to support at Ceradyne / 3M Seattle, and it seemed like an opportune time to write a short case study of this application.