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Mike Duncan

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FileMaker 15: Truncate Table

A seemingly small but important change in FileMaker 15 is the addition of the Truncate Table script step. If you have developed with SQL databases, this function will be familiar to you, but you may be interested in some details and differences with how it works in FileMaker.
Mike Duncan
May 16, 2016
BlogFileMaker

WebDirect for FileMaker Server 14

It is springtime for FileMaker. Springtime is a time of renewal, and that is also true of software. In this case, we are able to celebrate the diurnal cycle with the release of a new version of FileMaker. We review what has changed and what is new in WebDirect for FileMaker 14.
Mike Duncan
October 23, 2015
BlogFileMaker

Extending Webdirect: Automatically Zip Container Fields

In FileMaker, container fields are super handy. Combined with some database structure, they make it easy to associate multiple stored files with a single record. Even better, container fields are supported in WebDirect. Read more to see how to automatically zip container data and serve it directly to your clients.   
Mike Duncan
April 16, 2015
FileMakerSoliant TV

FileMaker: Hamburger Menu Demo

The introduction of FileMaker 13 gave us a tremendous amount of new user interface functionality. One example of this is the venerable Hamburger Menu (a.k.a: Sidebar, a.k.a: Drawer.) Regardless of how you feel about this widget, this example demonstrates a technique you can use how you wish in your own solutions. The ultimate implementation is up to you. Read the…
Mike Duncan
March 30, 2015
BlogFileMaker

FileMaker: Hamburger Menu

The introduction of FileMaker 13 gave us a tremendous amount of new user interface functionality. One example of this is the venerable Hamburger Menu (a.k.a: Sidebar, a.k.a: Drawer.) Regardless of how you feel about this widget, this example is meant to demonstrate a technique that you can use how you wish in your own solutions. The ultimate implementation is up…
Mike Duncan
March 2, 2015
FileMakerSoliant TV

Extending WebDirect: URL Parameters Demo

As of the FileMaker Server 13.0v2 update, the ability to pass in parameters via a URL has been removed due to unspecified security concerns. Despite this omission, it seems a reasonable expectation to be able to pass parameters to a web app in order to do something. Some have referred to this functionality as “Deep Linking.” Mike Duncan demonstrates how…
Mike Duncan
January 29, 2015