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Mislav Kos

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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
BlogFileMaker

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
BlogFileMaker

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
FileMakerLabs & Articles

Test Data Generator Files

Fleshing out test data in any technology can be a bit of a chore... and having realistic data in sufficient volume is a vital part of testing a database before rolling it out. By integrating this modular FileMaker file into your solution, you can automatically generate sample data however you need.
Mislav Kos
May 12, 2015
BlogFileMaker

Test Data Generator

Manual Entry of Test Data Discourages Testing When testing the functionality of a solution, software developers frequently have to create test records, which requires them to enter in test data. If the fields requiring a value include a name field, I'm good to go for about 5-6 records, until I exhaust the 'first name' supply that I seem to keep…
Mislav Kos
May 12, 2015

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