Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

“Beam me up, …”

Friday, January 4th, 2008


At the last "Clarify Confituur" session (a Dutch-speaking FileMaker User Group), someone asked a question about how you can restore a found set, if you lose your found set during a script.
In this article we will show you with a simple technique that demonstrates how to do this.


FileMaker to vCal XSLT Updated to 1.2

Friday, December 21st, 2007

We just updated our FileMaker to vCal XSLT to version 1.2. The free FileMaker to vCal XSLT solution allows you to subscribe to FileMaker calendar data from vCal-compatible calendaring programs.
With this version, iCal should now update calendar events properly under Mac OS X Leopard. In this version, we changed the DTSTAMP parameter in the XSLT to use the modification date instead of the creation date of an event.

FileMaker to vCal

Check this article or more information on how to use this solution.
Download version 1.2 here.

A spotlight-like Portal Filter with DoSQL Plug-in: Part III

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

In the previous posts about this topic, we created a spotlight-like portal filter with the DoSQL plug-in.
Last time we created a custom function to simplify the implementation.
This time we will enhance that custom function so you can implement a spotlight-like portal filter in your solution without the need of any SQL knowledge.


AutoSender 2 Public Beta now available

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

We are pleased to announce the availability of a public beta of our AutoSender 2 product for Mac & Windows.

AutoSender is a tool that runs on the FileMaker Server, and allows you to automatically send mail messages from your FileMaker solutions.


Script Triggers – Various Options using DoScript

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Matt Petrowsky just posted a new movie on the ISO FileMaker magazine web site, called "Script Triggers - Various Options".

The 33-minute movie covers a number of script triggering options, using the DoScript plug-in. It is definitely worth a closer look !

FileMaker Magazine movie
DoScript Product Page
DoScript Download Page

Subscribe to FileMaker calendar data from iCal or Vista Calendar

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

We just updated our free FileMaker to vCal XSLT solution that allows you to subscribe to FileMaker calendar data from vCal-compatible calendaring programs. The new version provides compatibility with iCal under MacOS X 10.5 Leopard.

FileMaker to vCal

If you have FileMaker Server 9 (or FMS Advanced 7/8), read on to find out how to get up and running in just a couple of minutes.

Display a running clock using DoSQL & conditional formatting

Monday, November 12th, 2007

This is a simple example that demonstrates how to use conditional formatting with the myFMbutler DoSQL plug-in in order to display a running clock in FileMaker.

This example requires that the DoSQL plug-in be installed. You can download DoSQL here.

Download the Clock example

A spotlight-like Portal Filter with the DoSQL plug-in – part II

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Portal Filter

A couple of weeks ago, we showed you how to create a spotlight-like portal filter using the DoSQL plugin. At the same time it was an example of how you can implement an OR relationship, without overloading your database with complex calculations.
This time we are going to expand the demo with a powerful search option.


Automatically send mail from IWP solutions using AutoSender

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

myFMbutler AutoSender offers an easy way to automatically send mail from FileMaker Server.

IWP AutoSender

This example will demonstrate some of the potential of AutoSender, in this case in combination with an IWP solution.

How to create clickable hyperlinks within a text field

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007


This example demonstrates how you can automatically create clickable hyperlinks in a text field. In the example, text in a standard text field references dictionary items that are contained in a separate 'Dictionary' table.