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iPad Quiz Results in a FileMaker Chart (with demo file)

March 31st, 2010 No comments

All of you who have taken my iPad Quiz probably wondered where the results went. Well, I’ve been busy and most of you probably pre-ordered an iPad by now, but her are the results anyway. I am also including a demo FileMaker file to see how the results were charted. The data comes from the same source table, hence the anomalies on the charts.

Download demo file.

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Exporting Container Field Contents To Folders From FileMaker

March 29th, 2010 2 comments

Someone asked me today to help export container field contents. The additional requirement was to store the images in unique folders (because the container field contents might not have unique file names). I have created a short video to share the process with people:

I highly recommend replacing your old method of storing images in container fields with a new method: SuperContainer from 360 Works. It has a lot of advantages, one of them is reducing the file size tremendously. I use SuperContainer in almost every solution I build.

Download demo file

Special Thanks:

I’d like to thank the following people for their help in getting me on the right track here:

Steven Blackwell
Lee Hoong
Bruce Robertson

Adding shortcuts to FileMaker on Mac OS X

March 29th, 2010 2 comments

I have a seen a lot of complaints on mailing lists about shortcuts – that developers are used to – that are now missing from FileMaker 11. I may not be able to help restore those shortcuts, but I would like to show you how you can add shortcuts to menu items that do not have one.

Click on the image below to see the video:

In addition, you can invoke the “Inspector” by hitting Command + “I”, and you can switch between the tabs by hitting Command + “1” for Position, Command + “2” for Appearance and Command + “3” for Data.

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