Archive for September, 2009

Determining the internal date format

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009


Last week I had an interesting discussion with Kevin Frank.
We were trying to figure out what would be the best way to insert or update dates when using the myFMbutler DoSQL plug-in.


Clip Manager 101: Share your Clips Part II

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

In our previous blog post, we showed you how you can share your clips via a shared folder on your local network. But maybe you want to share your clips with your fellow FileMaker buddies over the Internet. Shared folders can be an option but it requires that you are online all the time and can rely on a fast network. In the next couple of articles we will explore several alternative ways of sharing your clips.

Clip Manager 101: Share your Clips Part I

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

SharedSometimes you want to share your Clip Manager clips with your colleagues. In the next couple of weeks we will explore several ways to do this.

If you are on a local network the most obvious way to share clips is via a shared folder on your network.

Clip Manager 101: Set the GUI Delay

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009


During FileMaker Devcon in San Francisco we received a lot of positive feedback for Clip Manager and we wish to thank all of you who were there for their valuable input. Many among you are using Clip Manager for copy-and-pasting of Custom Functions into FileMaker. Some of you admitted they would love to use Clip Manager more, but didn’t figured out yet how to get started with this.
That's why we decided to launch a new series of posts called 'Clip Manager 101'. These posts are aimed squarely at those who are new to the Clip Manager. We’ll also be sharing some tips and trick for people already familiar with Clip Manager.

If you have any suggestions, questions or a fabulous trick that you would like to share, leave us a note at

myFMbutler products and Snow Leopard Compatibility

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

We wanted to give everyone an update on the compatibility status of our products with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard:


Initial testing with the latest versions of our plug-ins (DoSQL, DoScript, PrinterSwitch), have not shown any compatibility issues with FileMaker 10 on Snow Leopard.

We expect AutoSender 2.5.5 to work fine with FileMaker Server 10, once the 10.0v2 upgrade is made available by FileMaker.

The latest version of Clip Manager (3.1.3) has been tested and works fine.

There are some issues with our FileMaker to vCal XSLT and time zones in Snow Leopard. We hope to address this in an update in the next couple of weeks.

If you do encounter any issues with one of our products on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, please let us know at