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Demystifying Recovery    Download   Intermediate   Article    Version 11
Demystifying FileMaker Pro File Recovery
Steven Blackwell has written an article that everyone should read regarding the recovery feature in FileMaker 10. There's a lot of power in this new feature he will walk you through how to use it effectively.
Understanding Record Locking    Download   Intermediate   Article    Version 11
Definitions and Solutions for Record Locking
I teach a lot of FileMaker courses and I am always surprised at the tremendous number of experienced developers who don’t consider record locking issues in their development. Usually students have heard about the concept but don't know how to replicate a record locking issue, let alone test for a record locking error in a script. Understanding all aspects of record locking is extremely important to producing a professional FileMaker solution.
Calendar Conundrum    Download   Advanced   Article    Version 11
Create a Fully Relational Calendar
Demonstrates how to create a fully-relational calendar from scratch. While this technique is far easier than previous techniques I've seen, it still requires a good working knowledge of relational design in FileMaker Pro.
Creating Features from Text    Download   Advanced   Article    Version 11
Manipulating text is so much more than cleaning up imported or improperly inputted data
Manipulating text is so much more than cleaning up imported or improperly inputted data. Text manipulation allows a developer to create features that aren’t possible with a single FileMaker tool. The real power of FileMaker exists in combining tools much like a carpenter uses multiple tools to build a house.
Custom Functions    Download   Advanced   Article    Version 11
Article Discussing Custom Functions
This article on CustomFunctions appears in the Everything FileMaker 4 Reference from FMPUG. It includes a discussion of the four types of uses for Custom Functions including recursion.
FileMaker History    Beginner   Article    Version 12 New
A History of FileMaker Starting with Nutshell
The history of FileMaker from Nashoba to Claris to FileMaker, Inc. Includes interviews from the Nashoba guys and nifty screen shots of early versions of FileMaker and Nutshell!
In Depth Index      Article    Version 12 New
How the Index Works!
Indexes make finds fast! But, indexes also support a bevy of other features such as relationships, value lists and validation. This blog entry will explore the definition of an index from a FileMaker point of view as well how it is used throughout the application.
Naming Conventions    Download   Intermediate   Article    Version 11
Discovering Naming Conventions
Naming conventions are so important, FileMaker, Inc. commissioned a white paper from some of the top FileMaker developers in the world. If you haven’t discovered this white paper yet, you should consider it required reading if you are creating any serious FileMaker solution. This article discusses one way to use naming conventions to your benefit.
New Security White Paper    Download   Intermediate   Article    Version 11
White Paper Covering the New Security Features
Steven Blackwell has kindly allowed me to share his white paper on the new security features in FileMaker 11. It covers everything from authorizing and deauthorizing files, interaction with Design functions and the new Calculation functions.
Record Locking    Download   Intermediate   Article    Version 11
The Ins and Outs of Record Locking
I teach a lot of FileMaker courses and I am always surprised at the tremendous number of experienced developers who don’t consider record locking issues in their development. Usually students have heard about the concept but don’t know how to replicate a record locking issue, let alone test for a record locking error in a script. Understanding all aspects of record locking is extremely important to producing a professional FileMaker solution.

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