Navigate Multi-Page PDFs in Container Fields

So if you’ve read my last post, you’ll know I had been searching for and had found the right syntax for adding a QuickTime Movie to a Container Field via a Set Field Script Step, but why was I looking to do this? Well it’s not because I wanted to store movies in a Container […]

Import Quicktime into Container Fields via a Set Script Step

I had some problems finding the correct syntax for this process, so now I have successfully found it I thought I’d share it: On a Mac: moviemac:/path_to_your_file On Windows: moviewin:/path_to_your_file Oh and why might you want to do this? Because if you use the Insert File, Insert Picture or Insert Quicktime Script steps you have […]

Record Count in Portal Fields

I used to use this very simple calculation to display a record count in all my solutions: c_Record_Status “Record ” & Get(RecordNumber) & ” of ” & Get(FoundCount) & ” ( ” &  Get(TotalRecordCount) & ” total )” and though it still works in my main layouts in FileMaker 11 it seems to have stopped […]

The Perfect Calculated Name Field in Filemaker

All database solutions have a basic challenge, which is to present data in the easiest possible format and account for all possible variables. Once you move over to a database system for contact management as opposed to just the Apple Address Book or Outlook you can use some of this power to better deal with […]