Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

DoSQL 101: Querying data

Tuesday, 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.


AutoSender 3.1 Public Beta brings FileMaker 12 compatibility

Monday, May 14th, 2012

We are pleased to announce the availability of a public beta of our AutoSender 3.1 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.

So what's new in AutoSender 3.1?
- Compatible with FileMaker Server 12 and 12 Advanced
- Fixed an issue with HTTPS

Download AutoSender 3.1 public beta for Mac
Download AutoSender 3.1 public beta for Windows

myFMbutler Clip Manager Express for Windows

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

myFMbutler's Clip Manager Express is a program that allows you to store FileMaker fields, tables, scripts, script steps, custom functions and layout objects in an easy-to-use library.

You can copy and store objects that have been copied to FileMaker's own clipboard, and then re-use them later.

You can also easily make batch changes to the clippings, and then send the updated field, script, custom function or layout back to FileMaker's clipboard.

Script Trigger pitfalls: Get(LastError)

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Script Trigger Pitt Fall

Today I implemented some script triggers in an existing project and something strange happened. My navigation scripts that have worked correctly for years, suddenly stopped working. I checked my scripts over and over again and couldn't find any clue, until I discovered an unexpected behavior.

PrinterSwitch and “Data Execution Prevention” on Windows

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Lately we have been getting regular reports from people experiencing a problem when trying to use PrinterSwitch on systems with Windows Server 2003/2008 or Windows Vista (and 7).

After running the installer, and starting FileMaker, the PrinterSwitch plug-in is not automatically enabled. Manually trying to enable it generates an error message "myFMbutler PrinterSwitch could not be enabled".

This problem is caused by certain security settings of the above versions of Windows, by a feature that's called "Data Execution Prevention".

To correct the settings, do the following:

Speed up your conditional formatting

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Conditional formatting is a great tool to enhance your layouts and add additional functionality to your solutions, e.g. for calendaring. But sometimes conditional formatting can slow down the display of your layouts, because FileMaker has to calculate all the conditions you have defined. Today we are going to look at a technique that allows you to speed up your calculations by caching some results temporarily.


“Final call for flight …”

Thursday, February 28th, 2008


A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the “Beam me up, Scotty” or “tele-porting” method. This technique described how you can transfer found sets from one table occurrence to another.

This week's technique will show you how you can write a re-usable script to go to a certain record or found set, independent of the current context.

We call this technique the “hub” method. It is also described in the myFMbutler/SHpartners Development Guidelines.

FM Server 9.0v3 update recommended for AutoSender users

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

If you haven't upgraded to FileMaker Server 9.0v3 yet, and are an AutoSender user, we strongly advise you to upgrade asap.

FileMaker Server 9.0v2 contains a bug where database sessions can't be closed properly (including disconnects) while an ODBC or JDBC session is active.

If you are using JDBC with AutoSender to connect to your mail sources, you may experience this problem.

As a workaround on 9.0v2, stop the AutoSender service/daemon first, before closing the files. Or upgrade to 9.0v3 to solve the problem altogether.

Send your birthday greetings with AutoSender 2.0 !

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Have you ever wanted to automatically send birthday greetings to your important friends and customers?

In today's example, we'll take a closer look at how we can combine the power of FileMaker Server 9 script scheduling with AutoSender for automatically sending mail messages from FileMaker Server at scheduled intervals.



AutoSender 2.0 now available

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

AutoSender 2 has been released last week. We would like to thank all our beta testers for the invaluable feedback we received !

AutoSender 2 Configuration application

Existing users of AutoSender 1.x can upgrade to 2.0 for EUR 49,- or about USD 70,-. All AutoSender purchases after October 1st, 2007 are entitled to a free of charge upgrade.

More details are available on the AutoSender product page.