FMburgh Survey Results for November 2022

Following the November meeting of FMburgh (the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group), we asked the attendees which external dependencies they regular incorporate into their Claris FileMaker solutions and why. We also asked which Hogwarts house they would belong to.

Q1) Of the external dependencies discussed during the roundtable, which one(s) have you included in a Claris FileMaker solution? (Check all that apply.)

0.00% – Microservices
0.00% – Third-party Applications
40.0% – Javascript and Web Viewers
60.0% – Operating System Interactions
80.0% – External Authentication
80.0% – External Databases (ODBC / ESS)
80.0% – HTTP API Calls
100% – Infrastructure (Cloud or On-Premise)
100% – Plug-ins

Q2) Which reason/argument do you consider the most compelling when deciding to use an external resource and introduce a dependency into your Claris FileMaker solution?

0.00% – Reduce the time to rollout a new feature
0.00% – Reduce the cost to implement the requested feature
40.0% – Platform limitations
0.00% – Regulatory requirements
0.00% – Client requirements
0.00% – Improve solution performance
60.0% – The external resource solves a complex problem
0.00% – Because you can

Q3) Which Hogwarts house (from the Harry Potter films) best describes your values?

25.0% – Gryffindor (for bravery)
25.0% – Hufflepuff (for patience)
50.0% – Ravenclaw (for wit)
0.00% – Slytherin (for ambition)


If you responded to the November 2022 survey, we thank you for your participation. And whether you did or not, we also thank you for checking out the results. To join in on the fun, click here to submit your answers for December’s survey.