Archives by Tag 'FileMaker'

Show Your Stuff: Using Conditional Formatting to fit long content into fixed width fields

By Jerry Salem (IT Solutions) - Email - Last updated: Friday, January 7, 2011

Use this technique to squeeze more info into a given piece of screen real estate.

Crossing Drupal

By Jerry Salem (IT Solutions) - Email - Last updated: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Learn more about Drupal and how it is similar and different from Filemaker. Can the two platforms coexist?

Speak your Mind. Using Comments in FileMaker, part 1.

By Jerry Salem (IT Solutions) - Email - Last updated: Monday, August 9, 2010

Recently I was on a family trip to Pittsburgh.  We were walking around the campus of Carnegie Mellon and I saw this memorial brick;

It got me to thinking about some of the monster databases that I have had to take over for clients.  When I take over a project, often I am spending a great [...]

Don’t Miss the FileMaker Developers Conference 2010

By Jason Mundok (IT Solutions) - Email - Last updated: Monday, June 28, 2010

If you’re a dedicated FileMaker enthusiast, the place to be this August is San Diego, CA for the annual FileMaker Developers Conference, also known as DevCon. Each year, FileMaker developers from around the globe gather for the four-day conference to learn about all things FileMaker, connect and network with other FileMaker enthusiasts, and discover new FileMaker related products and services at the product showcase.

Dashboards with FileMaker 11 Charts

By Jason Mundok (IT Solutions) - Email - Last updated: Monday, June 28, 2010

The most exciting new feature in FileMaker 11 is the built-in FileMaker Charts tool. FileMaker Charts allows you to add five different types of charts to your FileMaker layouts including vertical and horizontal bar charts, line charts, area charts, and pie charts. At IT Solutions, we’re very excited at the ease at which we’ve been able to use the new FileMaker Charts feature to build very rich dashboards in existing FileMaker solutions.

FileMaker 11 Has Arrived

By Jason Mundok (IT Solutions) - Email - Last updated: Monday, March 15, 2010

FileMaker 11 was shipped in mid-March 2010 and includes many great new features including FileMaker Charts!

Pausing in Portland: a FileMaker movement

By Jason Mundok (IT Solutions) - Email - Last updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Jason Mundok (IT Solutions) attended PauseOnError, the FileMaker unconference in Portland, OR on January 21-22, 2010. Here’s a recap of his experience and what PauseOnError may mean for the FileMaker community at large.

Scheduling Scripts with FileMaker Server

By Jason Mundok (IT Solutions) - Email - Last updated: Friday, November 20, 2009

FileMaker Server 10 has taken script scheduling to the next level by allowing server compatibility for many more native FileMaker script steps, such as importing and exporting of data on the server. In this article, examples of server-side automation are explored in an environment running FileMaker Pro 10 and FileMaker Server 10.

Integrating FileMaker with QuickBooks

By Jason Mundok (IT Solutions) - Email - Last updated: Monday, November 2, 2009

At IT Solutions we have developed FileMaker systems for all types of small businesses, from retail to manufacturing. When a small business already uses QuickBooks, one of the most popular small business accounting packages ever, it makes sense to integrate QuickBooks with FileMaker, rather than reinvent the wheel by duplicating functionality that already exists.

Save/Send Records as PDF or Excel from FileMaker Pro

By Jason Mundok (IT Solutions) - Email - Last updated: Sunday, October 25, 2009

One of FileMaker’s most time-saving features has been around since FileMaker 8 and deserves a mention every now and then. The ability to save records as a PDF or Excel spreadsheet from the File menu in FileMaker Pro is a quick and easy way to get your data out of your FileMaker Pro solution into other useful formats.