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Webinar: FileMaker Web Publishing

UPDATE 2:

The webinar recording is now available (requires the WebEx WRF Player).

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UPDATE:

If you missed today’s webinar with James, a recording should be available shortly.  We’ll update this post once it goes live.  Thanks to all that attended!  If you had a question for James and didn’t get a chance to get it answered, post in here in the comments for him.

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Will There Be an iPad App for FileMaker?

Frank asks:

Is there, or will there be, an iPad app for FileMaker and Server?

My guess?  Absolutely.  I mean, there has to be, right?  Mobile apps are all the rage, and I can’t imagine that FileMaker is not seriously investigating this market (they’ve already done a great job with their Bento app).  But there are existing solutions available today as well.

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FileMaker Does Sudoku!

We have a bunch of really smart FileMaker developers here at The Support Group who can do some clever stuff with FileMaker. To find out just how clever, Julien, our Development Director, ran a contest for the entire technical staff to see who could build the fastest Sudoku puzzle solver using FileMaker.

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FileMaker into iCal (Without Plugins)

Al asks:

Any hints on how to get appointments into iCal or Google calendars easily - without plug-ins? Mac would be fine, as I want this available on iPhone in the end.

Easy?  Maybe…  it depends on what you want to be able to do with it once it’s in iCal.

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Looping Through Records

Robert asks:

What is the best way to create a script that loops through all selected records?

I almost always tackle it with the basic script steps:

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FileMaker Announces End of Support For FileMaker 8 Product Family

We want to make sure all our readers, customers, and students are aware that, as of September, FileMaker, Inc. will no longer offer support for FileMaker Pro 8/8.5 and FileMaker Server 8.  Also, that’s when your eligibility for upgrade pricing expires!  If you have any questions regarding upgrading to FileMaker 11 (what the new features can do for you, what to be aware of when upgrading), drop us a line.

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Creating a Watermark for Multiple Page Reports

Hi, I’m Julien Lafleur, the director of development here at The Support Group.  I’ve been working with FileMaker for well over a decade (in fact I just passed my 10 year anniversary with TSG!), and I’m continually surprised by the many little challenges posed by our customers, and the many creative ways they can be solved.

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From the Archives: FishMaker Pro!

Way back at the 2001 FileMaker Developer Conference, Rich Coulombre presented a session on integrating FileMaker Pro with all sorts of devices and methods of communication.  Then to prove the point, he hooked Bill Bass, the talking fish, up to a FileMaker database.

Yes, it was crazy.  But it was unforgettable.

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Creating Calendars with Portal Filters in FileMaker Pro

Ever wanted to display event records in a calendar format?  Of course you have!  And FileMaker Pro 11 makes this so much easier with filtered portals.

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Custom Function: EasyDate

FileMaker Pro 11’s new OnObjectValidate script trigger provides us with the ability to control and massage data in ways we couldn’t before.  While this trigger is often thought of as a way of adding additional limitations and restrictions on data entry beyond the built-in validation options, you can also use it to ease and allow more flexible data entry.

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