Archive for October, 2007

About Clip Manager and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

If you are upgrading or have already upgraded to MacOS 10.5 Leopard, the public beta of Clip Manager 2.0, which can be downloaded here, is compatible with FileMaker 9 on Leopard.

Clip Manager and FileMaker 9v1 will generally work fine in Leopard (as long as your international formats are set to 'US' - see also FileMaker announces date for Mac OS X Leopard compatibility update).

If you are using Spaces, however, there may be some issues when trying to copy or paste Custom Functions to and from FileMaker, using GUI scripting. In order to make sure that everything works properly, make sure you assign Clip Manager and FileMaker to the same Space, otherwise you may get unexpected results.

Clip Manager 2 Public Beta now available

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Ever since we released Clip Manager 1.0 earlier this year, we received great feedback from lots of customers. In the meantime, the product has become an indispensable tool for quite a number of FileMaker developers.

We are very excited to release a public beta of Clip Manager 2.0 today.

Accessing container fields with PHP

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

In this tutorial, we are going to look at how you can access the contents of a container field in FileMaker using the FileMaker PHP API. We will make a web page that lists all the records in our database and which allows us to download the data from the container field using a link.


Our blog is now ‘iPhonified’

Monday, October 15th, 2007

If you go to our blog using an iPhone or iPod touch, an optimized version of our blog’s content will be displayed, formatted perfectly to fit the iPhone/iPod touch’s screen - no zooming in to read the content is necessary.

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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.


Integrating FileMaker and Joomla!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

The end result of our integration of FileMaker and Joomla!

In this small tutorial, we will look at how FileMaker contents can be shown in a Joomla driven website. Joomla is a very powerful content management system based on PHP and MySQL. Using the FileMaker PHP API, it's quite easy to embed FileMaker data in Joomla.