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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 »

FileMaker Increasing Renewal Rates

by Kevin Hammond on May 5, 2014

Renew your FileMaker licenses by June 28, 2014 to save money, as FileMaker will be increasing its renewal rates by about 15 percent. This is the first increase in renewal rates in several years. Read more »

FileMaker Themes Best Practices

by Michael Westendorf on April 10, 2014

We explore using FileMaker 13's new feature allowing you to create custom themes and styles. Custom themes now allow us to create a unified user interface in your application while maintaining an optimized solution. Read more »

FileMaker WebDirect

by Michael Westendorf on March 11, 2014

WebDirect enhances the FileMaker platform by allowing you to publish your database to the web like never before. Real-time updates, a defining characteristic of the FileMaker experience, have made their way to the web. Read more »

FileMaker Relationship Graph - What They Did Not Tell You

by Emory Brown on February 3, 2014

FileMaker 13 introduced a number of very useful enhancements to the relationship graph, none of which are included in the help file or release notes. Use these techniques to increase your productivity. Read more »
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