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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.

Diagrams with Draw.io

Diagrams with Draw.io

We recently had a client request that we put together a high-level overview diagram of their application, including all the hardware/software used in hosting the solution, all external 3rd party integrations, and all the methods used to access the database. Despite being a long-time user of Microsoft Visio, I decided to start out on a search for a newer diagramming application.

Tips for Previewing PDF in Windows

Tips for Previewing PDF in Windows

Working with PDFs in FileMaker can be tricky on different platforms since the behavior is not entirely consistent. One issue we’ve come across is the ability to preview PDFs directly in FileMaker Pro on Windows machines. Unlike on the Mac, where the PDF rendering library is built in, Windows does not have this library so the ability to automatically display PDFs in container fields is not available.  We’ve come up with three possible workarounds to solve this issue. Look for a demo file in an upcoming post to fully demonstrate these options.

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.