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October 2020 Meeting of FMburgh

The October 2020 meeting of FMburgh, the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group, took place on Wednesday, October 7. Since the state and national health directives related to COVID-19 encouraged social distancing when possible, the meeting was held in an online-only format. We welcomed our own Thomas Waters and his colleagues Karen […]

Claris Engage 2020 Overview

In the 24th annual FileMaker DevCon, Claris International, Inc. had announced its new branding that included a name and another product. The original name of the company when it first began was Claris, then transitioned to FileMaker, so it brings back to what it once was called. To make it […]

September 2020 Meeting of FMburgh

The September 2020 meeting of FMburgh, the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group, was scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 in an online-only format due to the regional and national health directives related to COVID-19. As part of the “FileMaker Show-n-Tell” agenda for this meeting, Beth Latta of IT Solutions Consulting, Inc. showed […]

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

The August 2020 meeting of FMburgh, the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group, was held on Wednesday, August 5 in an online-only format due to the continuing regional and national health directives related to COVID-19. To avoid conflicts with the online Claris Engage conference also taking place that week, our meeting started […]

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 […]