Archive for the ‘Mac’ Category

Be prepared for Mavericks!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Apple released Mavericks last week, the new version of Mac OS X. We tested all of our products to inform you about the compatibility with Mavericks. We are happy to tell you that almost all of our products run on Mavericks, except for eID & SiS. We are working on an update to fix this as soon as possible.

Working with Mavericks:

  • AutoSender
  • ClipManager 4.x
  • DoScript
  • DoSQL 2.0
  • PrinterSwitch

Not compatible with Mavericks yet:

  • eID & SiS (we're working on an update)

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 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

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.

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.


New version 1.7.1 of PrinterSwitch plug-in

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

We just released version 1.7.1 of our PrinterSwitch plug-in.
PrinterSwitch is a FileMaker Pro 9 (and 7/8/8.5) plug-in for Windows and Macintosh that allows you to easily control printer switching from within your FileMaker solutions.
This new version fixes the PrSw print-to-PDF functionality on MacOS X Leopard.


“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.