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Portage Bay FileMaker Demos

Portage Bay FileMaker Demos

The current incarnation of our Blog was first published 6 years ago. During that time we’ve posted a lot of blog articles, included a number that include sample files that demonstrate a variety of techniques and ideas for features in FileMaker.

FileMaker 17 Default Fields

FileMaker 17 Default Fields

In one of our previous FileMaker 17 videos on YouTube, I touched briefly on the new “Default Fields” functionality introduced in FileMaker 17. In this post, I’ll be diving more into this feature, explaining how it works and how to customize it for your own use.

Modular Date Range Chooser

Modular Date Range Chooser

Are you looking for a reusable tool to be integrated with your FileMaker solution that provides an easy to use date range chooser popup window? Look no further! Portage Bay has created the Modular Date Range Chooser which can easily be added to your solution, either by copying and pasting the components into your existing solution, or linking the file as an external widget file. I am currently in the process of uploading this to modularfilemaker.org so it will be available to any FileMaker developer.

Web Forms and FileMaker Integration Options

Web Forms and FileMaker Integration Options

Need to do some data collection from users who don’t have FileMaker? A survey, application, or registration? As with most things FileMaker, there are multiple solutions to this requirement. In this short blog post, I’ll be going over the option of using a web form (such as Google Forms) so that data can be collected on a website, then automatically pushed into the FileMaker database.

Top New Features in FileMaker 17

Top New Features in FileMaker 17

With the release of FileMaker 17, we’ve gone over some of the top new features in a video. Check it out to see the ability to send multiple attachments, enhanced development features allowing for quicker development time, and sensors and notifications in iOS. We will also release overviews of FileMaker Server 17 and Developer Tools in FileMaker 17 in subsequent blog posts, so look for those coming out soon.

SurveyMonkey and FileMaker: A Case Study

SurveyMonkey and FileMaker: A Case Study

One of the great things about developing solutions using FileMaker Pro is that there are always numerous ways to solve a problem. I wanted to use this post to examine a solution we designed for a large managed care organization. Several years ago, we built a customized sponsorship management application for the client that is used to manage the entire process of sponsoring 3rd party events, symposiums, conferences, including review of applications, funding distribution, accounting, and document management.

Impossible Spaces in Virtual Reality

Impossible Spaces in Virtual Reality

I have been fascinated with impossible places. Things like the Doctor Who Tardis, Hypercubes, and M.C. Escher’s impossible objects, lead me to happy daydreams. Lately I have been wondering, would it be possible to create some of these physically impossible spaces. Could I create them in Virtual Reality (VR), and if so, what would they feel like?

The Complete Guide to FM iOS App Development

The Complete Guide to FM iOS App Development

When FileMaker announced it was launching a SDK for creating native iOS apps, this was very exciting news. Developers now have the ability to build an app in FileMaker and send it to the Apple App Store. The steps for going through this process can be a bit cumbersome. After deploying a few apps, I’ve come up with a complete guide to launching an app. Note that these instructions are very specific to FileMaker iOS App SDK v15 and Xcode v8.2.1. If you find any issues when going through the checklist please leave a comment so we may update the checklist and share it with everyone.

FileMaker 12 Cool New Features

One of the coolest new features of FileMaker 12 is the interactive Container fields. With FileMaker 12, you can play video, listen to audio, or add comments to PDFs.

The new container file management tools have some excellent benefits. Having the containers stored externally will greatly reduce file size and increase the speed of your backups while letting  FileMaker do all the file management will save time and effort. If you have a large number of container fields in your database, moving to FileMaker is key to better performance. 

Please watch the video below to see this in action. 

-Kate Wheeler

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