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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 […]

Can I Quit Now?

As I begin to pen this blog article, I realize that my chosen title may give the wrong impression. At first glance, you may think that I am no longer satisfied by my chosen profession, in general, or my current job, specifically. To put any rumors to rest, please indulge […]

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, […]

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 […]