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Evolution of the Script Parameter

For any FileMaker developer or power user, writing scripts to automate processes is a weekly, if not daily, task. During the course of our script writing, we are able to use script parameters to pass information to the script from a button, script trigger, or another script. This allows us […]

FileMaker DevCon 2018 – Do and Do Not

It is August 5th 2018 and you are walking out of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. It’s a blistering 96 degrees Fahrenheit, the historical average for Dallas around this time of year. You reflect that somehow you have found yourself in an extraordinarily hot place during the summer for a […]

First Thoughts on FileMaker 17

The FileMaker 17 Platform has arrived. While the newest release provides many performance and feature enhancements for both the user and developer, I would like to share my thoughts on a few of the changes that have made an immediate impact in my little corner of the world. First, there […]

FileMaker: Scripting Deep Dive

FileMaker Workshop 2018-06-05 Automating tasks in a FileMaker solution is an essential component of a fully functional system. It improves the user experience in the areas of navigation, data entry, data validation, and reporting to name just a few. Cross I.T. Services & Solutions is partnering with ProFile Developers to […]

Do you have what you’re looking for?

What is Find Mode? There are many different application development platforms which have many features. One feature that FileMaker has in their platform is “Find Mode”. Find Mode is a mode specifically where searching for information is constructed. It varies from “Browse Mode”, where information can be entered and stored, […]

FMburgh May 2018 Meeting

The next meeting of FMburgh will again take place at Bakery Square in the University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Rehabilitation Science and Technology Conference Room on May 2 at 6:30 PM. As part of this “FileMaker Show-n-Tell”, our own Beth Latta and Thomas Mokwa will each present a mini-keynote as they […]

FMburgh April 2018 Meeting

The agenda for the evening includes a roundtable discussion centered around the topic “Put the Fun in Custom Functions”. The FileMaker Platform already provides a wide range of powerful functions to developers when building a calculation. However, the inclusion of a custom function or two can often ease development. At […]

FMburgh March 2018 Meeting

After taking an unexpected break due to the Winter Weather Advisory last month, the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group returns! The next meeting of FMburgh will again take place at Bakery Square in the University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Rehabilitation Science and Technology Conference Room on March 7 at 6:30 PM. As […]

Introduction to the FileMaker DDR

The FileMaker DDR, not to be confused with the video game Dance Dance Revolution, is a tool featured in FileMaker Pro Advanced that allows users to get a snapshot of their entire solution. The actual acronym stands for Database Design Report, but it offers much more than just table and […]

Happy Holidays!

The Holidays are here! For us at Cross, it not only means a time for food, shopping, food, and being with loved ones (Did we mention food?), but it’s a time for remembering all the things we are thankful for and reflecting on the year that has passed since the […]