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FileMaker Off The Record Podcast
Thomas Mokwa - FileMaker Consultant
Discussing consulting and developing solutions on Claris FileMaker Workplace Innovation platform.
May 7, 2020
E027 – FileMaker Get… not Get() Functions.
After a brief comparison of the Delete Record menu option and the Delete Record script step we review all of the FileMaker Functions that start with Get..., not Get().
Mar 25, 2020
E026 – Working at Home During COVID-19
We give some advice and tips for working at home during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Jan 20, 2020
E025 – New Years FileMaker Resolutions
On the 25th episode Teresa and Thomas discuss their new years resolutions for future FileMaker development.
Dec 7, 2019
E024 – Medical Billing and Ticketing Chat
Tonight Teresa and Thomas have a chat about a couple of projects that we are working on including Medical Billing and a Theater Ticketing solution.
Oct 21, 2019
E023 – Coach Carol: Efficient Productivity Systems
Coach Carol from EPS-Time talks with us on this episode about the need for coaching and the special needs of ADD/ADHD entrepreneurs. You can download her free pdf at: http://bit.ly/DevBestLife
Oct 1, 2019
E022 – Daniel Shanahan New Leaf Data
On this episode we talked to Daniel from New Leaf Data and discussed his company, his focus and his recommendations for newer developers. Daniel was generous enough to offer a discount code for his FM Inventory Starter file that you can get using the link below. http://NewLeafData.com - The inventory specialists. http://FileMakerInventoryResources.com - A resource site for building your own inventory management system on the FileMaker Workplace Innovation Platform. Includes articles and demo files. http://www.FMInventoryStarter.com - FM Inventory Starter is a free and flexible foundation that is great for warehouses, distributors, and manufacturers. http://www.TrayseInventory.com - Off the shelf Inventory solution. An inventory management system that's flexible, affordable, and intuitive!
Sep 16, 2019
E021 – Teresa Who?
We just realized that we never did an official introduction of ProFile Developers so in this episode I interview Teresa to get a little background. We hope you enjoy this.
Sep 2, 2019
E020 – The Separation Model, Counterpoint
On this episode we discuss the Data Separation Model used in FileMaker development. We rebut the arguments made on the July 22, 2019 podcast Fireside FileMaker by John Mark Osborne and Michael Rocharde. You can listen to their discussion on the Separation Model using the link below (spoiler alert: they both have a mild hatred of the model). Fireside FileMaker: The Data Separation Model Functional Separation Model Karbon Webinar LOgiCATOR Data Separation and Account Security
Aug 16, 2019
E019 – Claris FileMaker DevCon 2019
Join us as we review DevCon19. We review the various sessions that we attended during the recent FileMaker Developers Conference held at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando Florida.
Jul 17, 2019
E018 – Dealing with your FileMaker Clients
Teresa and Thomas discuss working with clients and how they deal with certain issues that inevitably arise.
Apr 1, 2019
E017 – FileMaker Development Tips and Gotchas 2
In this episode we discuss several tips and things to be aware of when developing a solution in FileMaker Pro Advanced 17. FileMaker has been around for a long time and has a few quirks and features, some of which you only learn with experience. This episode will give you tips that will save you time and improve your development skills.
Mar 9, 2019
E016 – FileMaker 3rd Party Starter Files Review
In this episode Teresa and Thomas review several free starter files. fmIgnite Starter from LuminFire FM Starting Point from RCC Consulting FM Kickstart from Kempen Automatisering FMQuickStart from DB Services Karbon from Geist Interactive
Jan 2, 2019
E015 – What We Used to Have to Do (Feature review)
Beth Latta from IT Solutions is our guest and we discuss our 30 history developing solutions with FileMaker.
Dec 6, 2018
E014 – FileMaker Design Functions Review
We review each of the Design Functions in FileMaker Advanced 17. We also discuss DatabaseNames A list of the names of all files open on the computer. FieldBounds The location, in points, of each field boundary and the field’s rotation in degrees. FieldComment The specified field’s comment. FieldIDs A list of all field IDs in fileName and layoutName. FieldNames A list of the names of all fields on layoutName in fileName. FieldRepetitions The number and orientation of repetitions of a repeating field as formatted on a layout. FieldStyle The field formatting applied to fieldName on layoutName in fileName. FieldType Information about fieldName. GetNextSerialValue The next serial number of fieldName in fileName. LayoutIDs A list of all layout IDs in fileName. LayoutNames A list of the names of all layouts in fileName. LayoutObjectNames A list of the names of all named objects on…
Nov 24, 2018
E013 – Transactions and Rambling
We discuss transactions in FileMaker and several approaches. Geist Interactive Karbon Update Transaction Logs Geist Interactive FileMaker transactions Scarpetta Group JSON Transactional Edits ClickWorks - Transactions without Portals FileMaker Transactions - YouTube
Nov 9, 2018
E012 – Google Autocomplete – FileMaker Can…
We play the Google Autocomplete game again, this time with "FileMaker Can..." Mentioned in this episode: Plugins Dacons Mail.it 360Works Email Plugin CNS SMTPit Pro MonkeyBread Software MBS Sending Text Messages with FileMaker Databuzz fmSMS
Oct 26, 2018
E011 – Virtual Lists Technique Discussed
On this episode we discuss Virtual Lists, what they are, how they work and some general uses. Learn more: Virtual Lists in 3 Easy Steps by Mighty Data Using the Virtual List Technique by Soliant Flexible Reporting with Virtual Lists and ExecuteSQL by Martha Zink (DevCon2018)
Oct 10, 2018
E010 – Blueprinting and Wireframing for FileMaker
In episode 10 of FileMaker Off The Record we talk about our blueprinting process and wire framing. Some recommended reading: Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook
Sep 21, 2018
E009 – FileMaker Get() Functions
We chat about some of the FileMaker Get() functions, how we use them and some things to be wary of. Get(AccountPrivilegeSetName) Get(ActiveFieldContents) Get(ActiveFieldName) Get(ActiveModifierKeys) Get(ActiveRecordNumber) Get(CurrentHostTimestamp) Get(CurrentPrivilegeSetName) Get(Device) Get(DocumentsPathListing) Get(Filename) Get(FilePath) Get(LayoutTableName) Get(ModifiedFields) Get(NetworkProtocol) Get(NetworkType) Get(PersistentID) Get(RecordOpenState) Get(TriggerKeystroke) Get(UserCount) Get(UUID) Get(UUIDNumber) GetSensor()
Sep 8, 2018
E008 – FileMaker Google Autocomplete Game
We discuss Repeating Global Fields, Lookups, Duplicate Records, Deleting Multiple Records, Searching, Locking, Custom Functions. Using Hide Object When and referencing repeating fields requires you to specify the repetition, even with the first repetition.
Aug 22, 2018
E007 – DevCon 2018 and Interview with Marty Thomasson of Gearbox Solutions
FileMaker DevCon 2018 has ended. We talk a little about the conference in Dallas and have an interview with Marty Thomasson from Gearbox Solutions. DevCon 2018 Dinner Party Dallas Texas
Aug 6, 2018
E006 – FileMaker Tips and Gotchas
In this episode we discuss some things to be wary of: system requirements for FileMaker Server 17, case sensitive functions, zero based functions. And a couple cool tips.
Jul 14, 2018
Episode 5 – Modular Development in FileMaker
In this episode we discuss some of our favorite modules available at Modular FileMaker.
Jun 19, 2018
Episode 4 – FileMaker Certification
Studying for Certification FileMaker 16 Certification Study Guide FileMaker 15 FTS (FileMaker Training Series) FileMaker 17 Study References Tech Specs fmpa Tech Specs fms Tech Specs fmgo Tech Specs Schema FileMaker Help under Defining Database Tables Working with Related Data External Data Sources Layouts Layouts and Reports Web Viewers Creating Charts Script Triggers Navigation Script Steps Calculations Working with Functions and Formulas Functions Reference Custom Functions Scripts Scripts Script Step Reference Run Scripts Security Security Prepare for Installation Encryption SSL Server Security Deploying Custom Apps Install on a Single Computer Install on Multiple Computers Whats New 17 (Changed and Removed Features List) Schedule Admin Tasks Data Integration Saving and Sending Records Publishing FileMaker Data on the Web fms 16 CWP Guide (17 not yet available) WebDirect Development Tools and Processes Debugging Scripts Custom Menus FileMaker Go FileMaker Data API F…
Jun 2, 2018
Episode 3 – Scripting in FileMaker (not quite Deep Dive)
Mentioned in the episode: MBS FileMaker Plugin - Plugin with over 4,000 functions from Monkeybread Software Developer Assistant - Dracoventions developer plugin Scripting Deep Dive Training Class - June 5 2018 at the Pittsburgh Training Center
May 17, 2018
Intro Episode: FM17 – FOTR001
This is our first podcast episode and we discuss the newly released FileMaker 17 platform.