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Mislav Kos

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SortValues and UniqueValues: New FileMaker 16 Functions

FileMaker 16 includes a host of new functions for parsing and manipulating text and binary data. The primary motivation for including these new functions was to support interactions with REST APIs. Many of the text functions are targeted exclusively at working with JSON. However, two of them are more general-purpose and have been a long time coming. These two functions…
Mislav Kos
May 9, 2017
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FileMaker 15: Portal In-Line Progress Bar

FileMaker 15 users are no longer blocked from interacting with a layout due to a portal that is taking a long time to load. The new portal in-line progress bar feature (a.k.a. threaded portals) offloads the task of loading "expensive" portals onto separate worker threads, so that the main thread can finish more quickly and return control back to the…
Mislav Kos
May 19, 2016
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Recreating a FileMaker Found Set

There are certain situations in FileMaker development where the current found set needs to be recreated. A good example of this is when the Perform Script On Server (PSoS) step is used. Since it runs on the server, the current context (including the found set) is lost and has to be reconstructed. I used to recreate found sets on the…
Mislav Kos
March 1, 2016
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What Layouts Is This Field On?

I wrote a blog post last month showing a way to quickly find where unstored calcs and summary fields are being used in a solution. This post is a sort of follow up, in that here we once again look at a way of quickly finding something out about a solution that would otherwise require a DDR. Have you ever…
Mislav Kos
October 16, 2015
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Quickly Find Unstored Calcs and Summary Fields

Certain types of fields, like unstored calculation and summary fields, can really slow down a solution, especially if they are used on layouts that are primarily accessed in list or table view. It's not uncommon to come across list layouts in inherited solutions – files which you are maintaining but were originally developed by someone else – which use unstored…
Mislav Kos
September 18, 2015