Looking forward…

August 8th, 2013


Next week it's time again to visit the annual FileMaker high mass. The myFMbutler team is excited to participate again in this year's edition in San Diego.
San Diego has always been one of our favorite FileMaker Devcon destinations: a nice climate, a cool sea breeze, the playful atmosphere at Gaslamp Quarter just around the corner, ...

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This year's edition will be an exciting edition for myFMbutler.
Last month we opened a second office in the Netherlands, and so we are glad to welcome our new colleagues at their first FileMaker DevCon.
We will have a booth again this year. You may want to drop by the booth to get a demo of one of our products.
If you see one of our butlers (yes, you can recognize us by the black shirt with the colourful puzzle pieces), don't hesitate to get in touch and ask us any question you may have. Nothing gets us more excited than exchanging ideas.

SQL in FileMaker 12

On Thursday the 15th of August at 2:00 PM, Koen Van Hulle will host a session about SQL in FileMaker 12. This session gives you an insight of FileMaker's FQL engine (no, this is not a typo), and the differences between FileMaker's built-in ExecuteSQL function and the plug-in API.

25% discount on all our products for attendees and non-attendees

To celebrate this annual FileMaker fest, myFMbutler is offering a 25% discount on all our products.
 Just use the promo code DEVCON13 when placing on order on our web site. The promo code is valid until the 15th of September 2013.

See you all next week in San Diego!

myFMbutler AutoSender 3.2 brings Java 7 support and better logging

August 6th, 2013

We are pleased to announce the availability of AutoSender 3.2., the easiest way to send e-mail, text messages and faxes from FileMaker Server 12

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

What is new in myFMbutler AutoSender 3.2?

  • Added the possibility to cycle logs and limit the size of the log files
  • Mailjet support
  • Java 7 compatibility
  • Memory optimization

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myFMbutler PrinterSwitch 2.2

July 2nd, 2013

Ghent, Belgium - July 2, 2013 - myFMbutler, the makers of Clip Manager, the DoScript plug-in, the DoSQL plug-in and AutoSender, today announced the immediate availability of myFMbutler PrinterSwitch 2.2.

About myFMbutler PrinterSwitch 2.2

myFMbutler PrinterSwitch is a FileMaker Pro plug-in for Windows and OS X that allows you to easily control printer switching from within your FileMaker solutions. Moreover, PrinterSwitch also allows automatic PDF creation from within FileMaker Runtime Solutions without the need for a 3rd party PDF printer driver.

• switches printers on the fly from within your FileMaker application.
• sends dynamic FileMaker output to PDF, using the filename and location of your choice
• selects any printer driver that is installed on your system
• captures printer settings like page orientation, paper size etc. and restores them at the time of printing

What is new in version 2.2?

• 64-bit support for automatic PDF creation from within FileMaker Runtime Solutions [Windows]
• Better support for 64-bit printer drivers

System Requirements

FileMaker Pro 12 or FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced
FileMaker Pro 11 or FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced

Pricing and availability

myFMbutler PrinterSwitch 2.2 is available today. PrinterSwitch 2.2 prices start at EUR 59,- (about USD 73,-) for a single user version for Windows and OS X. Multi-user and developer versions are also available.
A demo version of PrinterSwitch 2.2 is available for download on the myFMbutler web site.

FileMaker DevCon 2013

myFMbutler will again have a booth at this year's conference. Those who are attending may want to drop by the booth to get a demo of one of our products. You are all welcome on our vendor session about SQL in FileMaker Pro 12 on Thursday the15th of August at 2:00 PM.

myFMbutler offers FileMaker 12 Hosting Services!

April 16th, 2013

myFMbutler and SHpartners, a FileMaker Platinum partner with more than 12 years of experience in FileMaker hosting, have announced today that they will team up to deliver FileMaker 12 hosting to the European market.

With enterprises utilizing more and more cloud-based services, FileMaker 12 is the best choice to bring your custom enterprise solutions to your iPhone, iPad or laptop via the cloud. myFMbutler will offer both dedicated and shared FileMaker hosting services.

Shared Hosting

myFMbutler's shared hosting, where the customer shares a server with other customers, will give the customer the option to choose between three simple hosting packages.: Start, Premium en Enterprise. Prices start from 29€ a month (taxes not included).

Dedicated hosting

With myFMbutler’s dedicated hosting, the customer has his own server or virtual server. myFMbutler will offer you a flexible and personalized and tailor-made solution that fits the needs of the customer best. Customers can use either their own hardware or lease the server. myFMbutler offers hosting in both OS X and Windows environments.


For complete details on myFMbutler’s FileMaker Pro 12 hosting, visit www.myfmbutler.com

Come and meet us at FileMaker Devcon 2013

March 20th, 2013


FileMaker Inc. announced this week the full schedule for the FileMaker Developer Conference 2013 to the world.

Like previous years myFMbutler will participate this event. Please, be welcome on our booth between the numberswiki.com

sessions to give your feedback or have a small talk.

On thursday 15th of august at 2:00 PM, Peter Wagemans and Koen Van Hulle will present a vendor session about integrating SQL in your FileMaker solution.

We hope to see you all in San Diego!

http://www.filemaker.com/developers/devcon/2013/

DoSQL 2.0.0.26 Update

March 5th, 2013

We just released version 2.0.0.26 of our DoSQL plug-in.

myFMbutler DoSQL is a FileMaker Pro plug-in for Windows and Macintosh that allows you to to manipulate FileMaker data from FileMaker calculations. The plug-in more info

uses SQL statements to select, update, create or delete FileMaker records.

  • Version 2.0.0.26 fixes a bug in mFMb_DoSQL_Parameter( ) returning an error 8 ( empty result due to invalid index )

DoSQL 101: FileMaker Data Types

February 25th, 2013

Last week, we have seen how we can query data in FileMaker Pro 12, using SQL. This time we will focus on the data that returns from the ExecuteSQL function and the plug-in.

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DoSQL 101: Querying data

February 19th, 2013

Last week, we welcomed a new version of DoSQL. Starting this week, we are going to discuss the new features of doSQL and compare them with FileMaker’s native function. Today we will start with a simple example.

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myFMbutler DoSQL 2.0: Do more with SQL in FileMaker Pro 12

February 11th, 2013

myFMbutler doSQL 2
In FileMaker Pro 12, FileMaker inc. introduced a new calculation function, called executeSQL(). With this function you can execute a specified SQL statement within a FileMaker Pro database.
The benefits are legio. You can now write calculations or scripts that get related data independent of the relationships graph. It allows you to combine data and calculate with the results.

We, at myFMbutler, are very pleased with this new feature. It will fit most needs for a lot of the FileMaker developers. Does it mean the myFMbutler doSQL is no longer required and obsolete?
No, although the new function is fast and straightforward, there are still some caveats.

So, today we are proud to announce our newest version myFMbutler doSQL 2.0.

About myFMbutler DoSQL 2.0

myFMbutler DoSQL 2.0 is a FileMaker Pro plug-in for Windows and Macintosh that allows you to manipulate FileMaker data from FileMaker calculations.

• uses SQL statements to select, update, create or delete FileMaker records.
• writes to FileMaker fields directly, using a calculation with SQL statements
• does complex portal filtering
• easily updates data in unrelated tables
• keeps a change log of your records, add rollback functionality, audit trails, etc.
• limits the number of tables, relationships, fields, and scripts required for certain tasks
• doesn't require any drivers

What is new?

• Faster
• New DoSQL functions with simplified syntax, allows you to query and manipulate data without any SQL knowledge
• Returns native FileMaker data types like dates, images, formatted text, …
• Execute queries with parameters, to prevent SQL injection.
• Functions to work with result sets
• Debug tools to help you find SQL issues in your solution

System Requirements

FileMaker Pro 12 or FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced
FileMaker Pro 11 or FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced
FileMaker Server 12 or FileMaker Server 12 Advanced

Pricing and availability

myFMbutler DoSQL 2.0 is available today. DoSQL 2.0 prices start at EUR 29,- (about USD 38,-) for a single user version for Windows and Macintosh. Multi-user and developer versions are also available.
A demo version of DoSQL 2.0 is available for download on the myFMbutler web site.

European Developers’ Conferences: myFMbutler announces 15% discount

October 8th, 2012

 

Picture by Sanja Gjenero http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1170737

In Europe, this fall is dominated by FileMaker Events. A series of independent conferences in Europe for FileMaker Developers will take place across Europe during the month of October: Antwerp, Salzburg, London, Göteborg, Rimini and Toulouse.
 
 

To celebrate this FileMaker Fest, myFMbutler is offering a 15% discount on all of its products for all attendees en non-attendees. Just use the promo code EUROPE12 when placing on order on our web site. This promo code is valid until October 31th, 2012.