Monthly Archives: November 2014

FM Function of the Week: GetContainerAttribute

New in FileMaker 13, and previously fawned over in this very blog, is the GetContainerAttribute function. Prior to this, when you dropped a file in a container field, you had few options for getting information about it. There¬†wasn’t even a … Continue reading

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FM Function of the Week: Two Value List Functions

Aah value lists. Reliever of the weary typist, protector of accuracy, usher to the chooser. Well concieved and implemented value lists are, despite my trifling tone, extremely useful in almost any database. In the process of rebuilding and improving an … Continue reading

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FM Function of the Week: WindowNames

Simple database systems may be easily contained within a single window, but you don’t have to get too terribly complicated before popping a new window makes a lot a sense. Whether it’s an off-screen window for creating a related record … Continue reading

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