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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 […]

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 […]

For the love of parsing

by Laura Betz We look at a project and see the many things that need to be accomplished. One of the things I rather enjoy figuring is how to parse text. With data conformity being enforced during data entry there should not be as much to parse out. However, sometimes […]

While I Was Away

It has been a busy couple of months since my last post, and in that time FileMaker, Inc. has unveiled the FileMaker 18 Platform. With that in mind, I’ve decided to write a series of articles highlighting some of my favorite new features. Without further ado, let’s dive in and […]

It Does What Now?

Let me begin by saying the possibility for unexpected behavior exists in any area of life. Now, I do not have a mountain of empirical evidence to back up my statement, but I do have a German Shepard. Several weeks ago, my wife and I were watching TV after supper […]