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Remembering tabs or panels across FileMaker layouts

by Michael Layne on Dec 14, 2018

In a recent discussion with another FileMaker developer, we were singing the praises of the popular Browser Navigation module from Paul Jansen. We've been using it for a few years now and I see it more all the time. It's also used in Geist Interactive's open framework, Karbon (Github). How...

Passing Parameters with FileMaker + JSON - Still Evolving

by Michael Layne on Sep 12, 2018

In the Beginning... A long time ago, we didn't have the ability to pass values around like we do now. At least some of us remember those days... I was among the masses that took Geoff Coffey's lead and started using custom functions to pass multiple parameters over a decade a...

A FileMaker DevCon to Remember

by Michael Layne on Jul 31, 2016

2016 is a special year for Gearbox. Andy LeCates, Director of Sales and Solutions Consulting at FileMaker, Inc. demos a mobile app designed and developed by Gearbox for a medical ship in the South Pacific. The story began in June of 2015 when Gearbox founder and CEO Marty Thomasson spent two weeks...

A Smart Way to Export Field Contents - Part 2

by Michael Layne on Nov 12, 2015

We love Selector ConnectorSince the initial news of this new technique from Todd Geist and Jason Young's smashing session at DevCon this year, we've been incorporating it into most of our solutions. If you haven't seen Part 1 discussing how we improved the ability to download files from container fields with...

A Smart Way to Export Field Contents - Part 1

by Michael Layne on Nov 11, 2015

A little collaboration is always a good thing (and it's nice to work with smart people)... The ProblemAs a FileMaker developer (citizen or otherwise), have you ever had a need to export from multiple container fields within a system? We wanted to be able to export files from disparate container...

Evolution of a FileMaker Layout

by Michael Layne on Jan 15, 2013

Here's a quick view of the progress over the years of a solution that has been around since FileMaker 4. I didn't get introduced to it until the Spring of 2006, but the relationship still continues. Under the Hood We've tried to maintain a balance between UI updates and improvements in the...