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September 2020 Meeting of FMburgh

The next meeting of FMburgh, the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group, is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 in an online-only format. After gathering in the morning to accommodate the Claris Engage schedule in August, we are back on our regular meeting day and time as we will gather virtually at 7:00 […]

Claris Academy Overview

Claris International, Inc. has updated the old “Custom App Academy” to “Claris Academy”. When the “Custom App Academy” was introduced in late 2017, it opened doors in learning how to develop in Claris FileMaker. Providing their own instructional set of videos and documentation allows users to easily find a tutorial. The way that everything […]

August 2020 Meeting of FMburgh

In response to the continuing regional and national health directives related to COVID-19, the decision has been made to once again hold the next meeting of FMburgh, the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group, in an online-only format. We are still gathering on our regular first-Wednesday-of-the-month meeting day, but we are adjusting […]

List Me Off: List vs Master Detail

When designing layouts for any application we create we consider what is the best method to show information for people viewing it. In a database system, we are dealing with tables that have many records in them. Some views that will be the detail of a record (and potentially related […]

Introducing FileMaker 19

Yesterday, May 22, Claris Inc. announced the release of the newest iteration of its flagship business innovation platform, FileMaker 19. This release, while light on features compared with other annual releases, stands out for multiple reasons. The first, which is the first thing any long time users will notice, is […]

May 2020 Meeting of FMburgh

In response to the continuing regional and national health directives related to COVID-19, the decision has been made to once again hold the next meeting of FMburgh, the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group, in an online-only format. Despite the change in venue, we are back on our regular meeting night as […]

Pandemic Visualization Tool

UPDATE 7/16/2020: New Version Released; V 1.4.2   Cross I.T. Services & Solutions, LLC is proud to offer to the public a FileMaker based, web accessible data visualization tool for the current global pandemic: COVID-19. This page will serve as a brief guide for how to use the Pandemic Visualizer, […]

What Can Claris Connect Do For You

Recently Claris Inc. introduced its newest product into the world, Claris Connect. This new product offers exciting new possibilities for integration both for FileMaker, Claris’s other main product, and for other web based services. In our last blog post we gave a quick overview of Claris Connect. Yet as is […]