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By Hayden Hobbs  Posted on  June 15th, 2022  in  FileMaker, Free Downloads, Mobile With the release of Claris FileMaker 19.5, there are some new functions related to containers that offer new ways to increase efficiency, accessibility, and utility in app development. These new functions, CopyLiveText and ReadQRCode, offer the ability to parse out text and read the contents of QR codes. Using these functions, users can implement image captions and image tagging for searching images, removing the need for complex integration solutions for the same text parsing purpose.Let’s take a look at some quick examples of what you can do…

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By Dylan Frechette  Posted on  June 15th, 2022  in  FileMaker Backups are an integral part of any database system, ensuring your information is safe and up-to-date in the event of system failures and crashes. Until now, Claris FileMaker Server has backed up the files in your solution one-by-one, but FileMaker Server 19.5 has introduced the ability to enable parallel backups, and it’s a game-changer, greatly increasing the efficiency of protecting your important information. What is a parallel backup?Traditionally, FileMaker has used a linear, one-by-one approach to perform backups. Now, with parallel backups, the server can backup multiple files at once,…

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By Cletis Jones  Posted on  June 15th, 2022  in  FileMaker Claris FileMaker Server 19.5 is here! Claris continues to improve how custom apps are built and we want to help you get the most out of these updates. In this article, we will be covering six of the newest features to FileMaker Server. What’s New?Scripting engine cache increase Save a Copy as XML Script Step on FileMaker Server Local Accounts Hidden in FileMaker WebDirect for OAuth Parallel backupsCancel Backup command Ubuntu 20.04 uses Nginx instead of apache Scripting UpdatesScripting Engine Cache IncreaseThe first major change coming to FileMaker Server 19.5 is an upgrade to the…

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By Jonathan Hay  Posted on  June 15th, 2022  in  FileMaker FileMaker 19.5 What’s New?Filemaker Pro 19.5:New JSONGetElementType FunctionPreserve Empty Tab Order for Copied ObjectsChange Locale Using Data Migration ToolRemote FMP URLs Now Require Approval JSONGetElementType FunctionFurthering Claris’ development of JSON handling, FileMaker 19.5 includes a new JSON function: JSONGetElementType. JSONGetElementType is used to return the type of JSON data of a parameter. This parameter can be in the form of an object name, array, or path. The most notable use for this function is for validating a string as valid JSON data using the following syntax:(JSONGetElementType ( {text parameter}, “”)…

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For decades, relational databases have been the go-to choice for developers. However, in recent years, relational databases have struggled with the workload that many applications now use day-to-day. Relational databases just don’t have the flexibility and scalability required to deal with the amount of data. That’s where NoSQL databases like Amazon DynamoDB shine. NoSQL databases are able to scale well to meet these requirements and allow for a less structured design.Choosing between a NoSQL database like Amazon DynamoDB and a relational database will have lasting impacts on your project. Performance, ease of use, scalability, and more will all be impacted…

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What is the Claris Problem Solvers Circle?This brand new program from Claris is a two-year discounted licensing agreement that grants you access to every available product from Claris, including preview access to the new Claris Studio. Essentially, you will have two years to build, test, and deploy solutions that will prove Claris’ value within your business. Every employee in your organization, including contractors, temps, consultants, and more will have full access to every Claris product.Claris FileMaker- Everyone will be licensed, with access to advanced developer tools.Claris Connect- Streamline your workflow by bringing all your apps together to work more efficiently.Claris…

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By Sabra Rathbun  Posted on  May 18th, 2022  in  Salesforce, Free Downloads It’s common for businesses to want to take business days into account when showing data on a dashboard in CRM Analytics (formerly Tableau CRM) to compare those figures to the last year’s same period. The problem is that CRM Analytics does not have a native set of functions to calculate business days; however, Sales Cloud does. We demo how to utilize Sales Cloud’s business hours object and some custom Apex to generate business days to sync to Analytics for dashboard queries. Setting Up Business Days Within Sales CloudBusiness…

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By Sean Dwyer  Posted on  May 10th, 2022  in  FileMaker, Free Downloads UPS not only delivers your packages with quality, but they also offer an API to streamline any shipping needs that you may have for your company or application. With their API integrated into your software, you can validate addresses, check shipping costs, compare delivery services and rates, print labels, track packages, and much more in one consolidated package.In this article, we will be covering two highly useful actions: address validation and tracking. We will demonstrate how you can integrate these actions into your current FileMaker system. Getting StartedTo…

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By Sabra Rathbun  Posted on  April 28th, 2022  in  Salesforce, News Lather on the sunscreen and pour a cold glass of lemonade; warm weather is here, which means it’s time for Salesforce’s Summer ’22 update release! This release is chock-full of exciting customization updates ready for you to use within your Salesforce organization. We discuss some of our favorite new features coming in Summer ’22. Here are a few of the most exciting updates: Salesforce PlatformCustom Address Fields (Beta)This feature, while currently in Beta, allows for improvement of data accuracy and user experience. With a custom address field, users will…

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By Maria Mark  Posted on  April 28th, 2022  in  FileMaker, News Exciting new changes are on the horizon for Claris! On April 26, Claris shared their company’s focus for the future with some exciting announcements, including their new product called Claris Studio, updates to branding and existing products, plans to make Claris more available, and their new Problems Solvers Circle program. If you’d like to see the official announcement, watch the Claris Studio preview webinar here. Let’s highlight some of the updates that we are most looking forward to.Claris Studio: The Future of the Claris PlatformClaris announced the official name…

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