Live Stream: Integrating FileMaker and Quickbooks with FMBooks Connector

Marc Larochelle from Productive Computing presents about QuickBooks and FileMaker integration at our monthly meeting for May 2017. You’ll learn more about the world of QuickBooks Accounting, the various flavors available today and why customers are interested in connecting QuickBooks with FileMaker.  We’ll explore the tools and skills needed to accomplish this as well as common …

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Live Stream: Nicholas Orr presents BaseElements

Nicholas Orr from Goya presented at our developer meeting this month. Watch the recording of the live-stream to see him demonstrate BaseElements and give a run down on the benefits of developer analysis tools in general, and BaseElements in particular.  He’ll show you how to get the best solution possible from FileMaker using these tools, …

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How to Use Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates with FileMaker Server for Windows

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This post is now out of date and the PowerShell script and instructions in here are no longer usable. The updated instructions for using Let’s Encrypt with FileMaker Server for Windows can be found here. The PowerShell module used by this script used the older Let’s Encrypt protocol which is no longer supported. …

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FileMaker 14 New Features Live-Stream Recording

We had a special presentation at the Atlanta FileMaker Developers group meeting last night. Andy LeCates and Darrin Quick from FileMaker, Inc. came by to present some of the new features in FileMaker 14 and answer questions from the attendees. We live-streamed the event on YouTube and Hangouts On Air, where we also had some …

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Importing XML data into FileMaker using XSLT (XSL Transformations)

FileMaker is capable of importing data from many different sources. One of the most useful is importing from XML data sources, which can be a great way to get data from non-FileMaker resources into your database. XML is used by all sorts of programs and applications, and so you may encounter it when working with …

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A properly formatted FileMaker chart

Fixed number of x-axis labels in a chart for any number of records

FileMaker has extremely functional charts, but one tricky part I’ve found is making the x-axis display in an appealing format. The values along the x-axis can overlapIf you have a lot of records. Summaries can help with this, but what if you don’t know how many points you’re going to have to plot, or the …

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Deploying and updating FileMaker Pro automatically with Active Directory Group Policy Objects (GPO)

If you’re working in an office with Active Directory and you have more than a couple of computers to install FileMaker Pro on it can be very convenient to use a Group Policy Object to deploy FileMaker to different computers on your domain. This prevents you from having to go to each machine and run …

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