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Exploring FileMaker’s Interface Design and Layout Tools

The user interface holds immense importance in the design of any application, and needs to be user-friendly with a modern aesthetic “look and feel”.FileMaker stands as a pivotal relational database application, offering a potent blend of a database engine and comprehensive UI design tools. These tools empower developers to construct layouts with remarkable efficiency, thanks …

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How MetaSys Software Helped Merge Multiple FileMaker Files to a Single FileMaker Formula File – Case Study

Our client, is in the textile business and manages their manufacturing processes using multiple FileMaker application files. We helped them migrate from the FileMaker 5 version to the then latest FileMaker version. Their biggest pain point was, they had thousands of Formula files as separate FileMaker files. Each Formula file contained a formula/recipe for a …

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Encryption at Rest (EAR) in FileMaker

Security plays a vital role in any software application. Most of the time, standard approaches, like Startup login, encryption of password, etc., are followed. ‘Manage Security’ section of FileMaker provides different types of settings to manage various levels of access as well as privileges to the logged-in user. Encryption at Rest goes beyond this by …

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ReadQRCode(): A New function by FileMaker 19.5

Claris has launched its FileMaker 19.5 version. This launch improves the platform’s performance, security, and dependability. The latest version of FileMaker has various new features, one of which is its QRCode compatibility. QR Code stands for Quick Response Code which can store a large amount of content. It contains information in two dimensions, horizontal and …

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Call FileMaker Script from a JavaScript function

This article is the second part of a two-part series diving into some new features of FileMaker 19. In the previous article (https://www.metasyssoftware.com/blogs/integrating-jquery-datatable-in-filemaker-application-using-perform-javascript-in-web-viewer), we explored the new FileMaker script step “Perform JavaScript in Web Viewer”. Using this feature, we added the jQuery data table in FileMaker Web Viewer. In this article, we will explore how …

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Integrating jQuery datatable in FileMaker application using Perform JavaScript in Web Viewer

In a previous blog, we described the new exciting features of FileMaker 19. One of these features is the new ‘FileMaker JavaScript Web Viewer Integration’. Using this feature, we can establish  smooth communication between FileMaker and Web Viewers. This allows us to extend the functionality of FileMaker systems with features which are not native to FileMaker. Claris FileMaker …

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FileMaker 19: Exciting features that one should not Miss!

FileMaker 19  offers some exciting new features. Some are useful for a developer and others which would excite FileMaker business users.  This Blog will throw light on some of these features. FileMaker and JavaScript Integration: JavaScript provides a variety of libraries which can be used to create interactive dashboards, charts, maps, calendars and many more …

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Publish Product data from FileMaker solution to Shopify store

This blog article describes a simple way to integrate Shopify and Filemaker. Shopify is a popular ecommerce platform used by many businesses around the world, and integrating Shopify and FileMaker can save time and money. FileMaker integration is made easy due to two powerful features. Firstly, the enhanced cURL options which make it easy to …

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8 Features required in a Workflow Management Software

Managing daily business chores in an organized and efficient manner is no more an easy task. So it becomes imperative for organizations to invest in customized workflow management systems which can help in scaling up production. Also, since the kind of tasks involved in every organization differs, the one size fits all is now a …

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Implementing OAuth in Custom FileMaker Application

This article is a continuation of the FileMaker OAuth 2.0 Authentication  Here we will show you how OAuth works with some sample code and how it can be used to log on to Custom FileMaker application.Steps Involved- Configure FileMaker Server / Cloud Create Application and configure it on provider’s account Set up Groups or Accounts …

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How FileMaker 15 is transforming the business of building custom apps?

FileMaker provides custom apps across devices and platforms like iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. The latest version of FileMaker has got enhanced features in terms of mobility, security, automation, ease of use and performance. These new features are simplifying the development of custom apps which can work across different platforms. FileMaker’s core idea …

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3 things you need to know about FileMaker’s new initiative for small businesses

The FileMaker platform offers some key advantages for small businesses looking to go digital. Many small businesses are turning to FileMaker for building custom apps to replace their manual processes.  We highlight below why FileMaker is increasingly becoming a Preferred Option for small and even medium-sized enterprises. FileMaker offers a Small Business Service Toolkit to …

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How to enhance performance of web application with large records in FileMaker database?

Dropdown list using FM-CWP for large records: With Custom Web Publishing (CWP) FileMaker allows to build web applications using PHP as Front-End and FileMaker as Back-End. This is achieved using FMPHP API provided by FileMaker. Almost every web application consists of forms that have a dropdown list/ selection list. For example: In the case of …

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