FileMaker tips, techniques, and news.


Sales Tax Integration in FileMaker

by Brendan McBride on April 2, 2015

Sales tax rates can be difficult to keep track of for your business if you have customers all over the country or even world. Learn how to integrate FileMaker with a web service to automate sales tax rate lookup to make life a little easier. Read more »

Interactive PDFs in FileMaker Go

by Weihao Ding on March 3, 2015

By combining web viewers and file URLs you can show the contents of a PDF in FileMaker Go that works in a similar way as interactive containers in FileMaker Pro. Includes a sample file download. Read more »

FileMaker Community - The New Technet

by David Happersberger on January 27, 2015

FileMaker launched the FileMaker Community. A free resource site which used to be known as TechNet is now called FileMaker Community. See whats new and the benefits of joining. Read more »

Reading FileMaker Crash Reports

by Brendan McBride on January 19, 2015

Learn how to read crash reports to better understand what is causing your FileMaker database to crash. Examples included for both Windows and Mac crash reports. Read more »

What to know about FileMaker Server Transition Licensing

by David Happersberger on November 18, 2014

Did you buy FileMaker Server Advanced in the past? Find out if you need to renew FileMaker Server transition before it is discontinued, or if you should renew your server for less based on your needs. Read more »

FileMaker Scripting Best Practices and Conventions

by Emory Brown on October 13, 2014

Learn how to make applications easier on the users and other developers by making code that is robust and readable. A few tips and techniques for scripting that we use in systems are highlighted. Be sure to download our FileMaker Scripting Template database examples. Read more »

Creating Readable FileMaker Code Saves Time, Money

by Emory Brown on September 16, 2014

Developers spend more time reading and debugging code than they do actually writing code. To limit frustration and wasting valuable time later on, here are some tips on what we do to help create readable code at the beginning of a project. Read more »

How to Create a PDF from FileMaker Server

by Brendan McBride on August 12, 2014

Learn how to create a PDF from FileMaker Server. Whether you want to create it from a schedule or perform script on server script step, it can easily be done using PHP. Read more »

FileMaker Encryption With BaseElements

by Jeremiah Hammond on July 24, 2014

We here at DB Services love the BaseElements plugin. In fact we love it so much we decided to sponsor the development of HTTP POST in the plugin back at the beginning of 2012. So, as history tends to do, we repeated ourselves by sponsoring the development of the plugin again, but this time for encryption functions. Read more »

Fun with DDRs - Extracting Images in FileMaker Layouts

by Jeremiah Hammond on June 8, 2014

Become a little more familiar with the XML DDR by learning how to extract an image out of a FileMaker layout. Read more »
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