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Soliant TV Presents: As Seen In FileMaker 13

By December 18, 2013 May 8th, 2019 2 Comments

I’m sure many of you have heard the news of the newest line of the FileMaker platform! The FileMaker 13 product line offers developers and users a new set of features that were either limited or non-existent in the past. In other words, FileMaker has delivered a lot of new, shiny objects with which to play!

Now learning a new version of FileMaker can be time consuming. From popovers to WebDirect, the quantity of changes (both big and small) really do add up. And like any new feature in software, there can be a lot to know. Soliant is proud to begin releasing videos for a series titled As Seen in FileMaker 13 in hopes of easing the learning curve. The series is meant to provide short (maybe some medium length) videos that provide you with “how to” information, general knowledge of the features, as well as creative and interesting ways to use the new capabilities.

Getting anxious to see them yet? 🙂 Well patience is a virtue (or something like that). We’ll be delivering some videos this week. The bulk of the videos will probably make their way to YouTube come the new year. The goal is to make a series of videos that are valuable to you and your use of FileMaker. And while I wish those were easy to produce, it turns out a 3 minute video takes quite a bit longer than 3 minutes to make (silly math). But do not fret! We are busy cooking up some great videos.

A given topic will most likely be covered in multiple videos. Again – short, sweet, useful. That’s what we’re aiming for! Here are some of the topics we will be covering (but I’m sure we’ll come up with more as we create them and do some more playing in the land of 13), in no particular order:

  • Popovers
  • Slide Controls
  • Refresh Object
  • Themes
  • WebDirect
  • Conditional Visibility (or as I call it, “Poof! Magic…”)
  • FieMaker Server
  • SQL Enhancements
  • New FileMaker Go-centric features (or as I call it, “Poof! Magic on my Phone!”)
  • New Script Steps
  • New Calculation Functions

Where it makes sense, we can provide sample files here on the blog to help you dig into the techniques and tips we provide. If you have any suggestions on video topics for the series, please leave comments on this blog post and we’ll do our best to fulfill those requests.

Without further ado, here is the first video in the series.

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View the playlist…

Martha Zink

Martha Zink

Martha is a Senior Technical Project Lead for Soliant and works remotely out of Houston, TX. She has developed in FileMaker since 2004 and has spoken at the FileMaker Developer Conference as well as multiple FileMaker roadshows. Her passion is helping people solve business problems and have happier work days. If FileMaker doesn't have Martha's focus, then she is either photographing everything around her or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. She's a mom of two kids, who will likely have no choice but to learn about databases, relational design, and scripting at a young age.

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