Archive for July, 2008

Drag-and-drop with FileMaker

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

We sometimes get requests from customers to implement drag-and-drop in our solutions, for selecting certain records, e.g. you want to select a nice beer and add it to you order. This week's example shows a simple technique to use drag-and-drop functionality to select a record and drag it to another record to create a link between them.

Drag-n-drop with FileMaker

The first thing you have to do is to give the images in the container the same name as the id for the record. So for record 1 we are going to store a picture with 1.png in the container field, for record 2, 2.png etc ...

Now we can use simple auto enter functions, to get the id from of the name of the container data.

Download the example file here.

SHpartners/myFMbutler receive
FileMaker Excellence Award at DevCon

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

SHpartners just received a "FileMaker Excellence Award for FBA Business Partner of the Year" at DevCon.


Obviously we are very proud ;-)

See you at DevCon !

Friday, July 11th, 2008

7 myFMbutler 'butlers' will attend FileMaker DevCon in Phoenix, AZ this year.

As in previous years, myFMbutler will have a booth were we will be showcasing our products. Be sure to stop by our booth and ask us about the special DevCon promotions.

Clip Manager 3 public beta for Windows and Mac OS X

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

We just released a public beta of Clip Manager 3.0, our popular tool that lets you take control of the FileMaker clipboard. It allows you to store FileMaker fields, tables, scripts, script steps, custom functions and layout objects in an easy-to-use library.


What's new in version 3.0?

  • Rewritten from scratch as a cross-platform application
  • Completely redesigned interface
  • Smart folders for Clip history
  • Added Syntax Coloring to clip contents
  • Added clip analysis to show more information about a clip
  • Greatly improved Clips browser

    Clip Manager 3.0 will be available later this year for EUR 59,- or about USD 92,- for a cross-platform license that allows simultaneous use of the product on a Mac and a Windows machine, and EUR 199,- or about USD 310,- for a site license.
    The upgrade will be available for EUR 24,- or about USD 37,- for a single user license.
    All licenses purchased after June 1st, 2008 are entitled to a free upgrade.

    Download the public beta here:

    Mac version
    Windows version

  • AutoSender 2.5 now shipping

    Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

    We just released AutoSender 2.5, a new version of our innovative tool that runs on FileMaker Server, and allows you to automatically send mail messages from your FileMaker solutions.