June 2017 Tips n Tricks (Mixed Bag)
This month we “geeked out” over a mixed bag of FileMaker tips and tricks.
Chris Cain led the discussion, with some demo files and walkthroughs of:
- Panel with Unlimited Tabs
- Dynamic Cross-tab Data Entry Interface
- Virtual List Basics
- Virtual List Hierarchy
- SQL Custom Functions
- Magic Value Lists
This was more of a discussion and workshop than a presentation, with opportunities for attendees to ask questions, “deep dive” on particular subjects, or skim topics, depending on input and interest. We went on a few interesting tangents and uncovered several tips n tricks that weren’t on our original list!
Thursday 6/8/2017, 6-8 PM ET
We also discussed (briefly) the “Magic Value Lists” method, which you can find here: Virtual Value Lists
May 2017 FMPUG – Exciting News from FileMaker
Darrin Quick from FileMaker will be presenting this month. FileMaker has been hard at work shaping the future of the platform and you are about to get a glimpse at some of their latest breakthroughs. Developers will not want to miss this one!
Thursday 5/11/17, 6-8 PM ET
April 2017 FMPUG – FileMaker Plug-in Management – Strategies and Solutions
Jason Sanders from Extensitech will be presenting this month. He will take a deep dive into the world of deploying and maintaining plug-ins in FileMaker solutions.
If you already have a solution deployed that leverages plug-ins, you’re probably all too aware of the challenges, pitfalls, and general pain-in-the-buttness of trying to install, update, downdate, locate, register, etc., your users’ plug-ins.
This discussion will give an overview of the native FileMaker tools for managing plug-ins, outline the things you need to consider when developing your own plug-in management tools, and present a fully developed solution for deploying and managing plug-ins in FileMaker.
Thursday 4/13/17, 6-8 PM EST
March 2017 FMPUG – List Filtering Widget
This month Charles Wiltgen will be presenting a list filtering widget with sorting and filter saving capabilities. This widget allows for very user friendly finds with omits without needing to have the status bar open or even putting the user in find mode. The setup is very easy, especially for those already using selector connector.
Thursday 3/9/17, 6-8 PM EST
February 2017 FMPUG – The 10-Hour Project
FileMaker developers can accomplish an impressive amount with short cycle projects. In this presentation, Ronnie Rios, Consulting Engineer from FileMaker, Inc. will share the (not so) secret way some of the most prolific developers in the community are delivering the biggest possible impact to their customers in the shortest amount of time.
Thursday 2/9/17, 6-8 PM EST
January 2017 FMPUG – Naming Conventions
Chris Cain will be presenting about the use of naming conventions. This session will NOT advocate for a single naming convention but rather focus on the purposes of a naming convention and considerations when coming up with one’s own naming convention or when considering adoption of someone else’s. We’ll review some different naming conventions and attendees are encouraged to bring their own to talk about what works and what doesn’t.
Thursday 1/12/17, 6-8 PM EST
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