FileMaker Pro is a cross-platform relational database application from FileMaker Inc., formerly Claris, a subsidiary of Apple Inc. It integrates a database engine with a graphical user interface (GUI) and security features, allowing users to modify the database by dragging new elements into layouts, screens, or forms. Current versions are: FileMaker Pro 15, FileMaker Pro Advanced 15, FileMaker Server 15, and FileMaker Go 15 for iPhone and iPad.

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Refining your list layout -- Make adjustments to your new layout so it’s easier for users to see important information. In this video, you will: Adjust layout height: save screen space (0:32) Undo and redo layout changes: undo changes you don’t want (1:20) Apply styles and themes: manage layout appearance with a few clicks (2:00) Manage layouts: keep layouts organized (3:38)

FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Under The Hood: Server Performance (Deployment Track 006) Speaker: Jon Thatcher FileMaker, Inc. Session Description It's critical that FileMaker Server be optimized for performance and reliability. There are many hardware and software factors that can influence your installation. In this session, you'll learn how FileMaker Server works 'under the hood' so you can get the best performance for yo...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Jonn Howell DataExperience, Inc. Session Description Using Top Call statistics generates a powerful log that can be used to analyze your apps, providing insight into the problems areas of your code. In this session, find out how to automate report generation of the Top Call statistics log. Use Perform Script on Server and Server Script Schedules to automate the reporting of the results from the ...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Automating Mobile App Deployment with Jamf Now (Deployment Track 008) Speaker: Mike Lim Jamf Session Description How do you make sure end users use your app and the device effectively and efficiently? In this session, learn how Apple device management with Jamf Now can be the conduit to a smooth implementation and rollout of your FileMaker mobile solution. See how Mobile Device Management (MDM)...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Alan Deffenderfer ABD Enterprises Session Description FileMaker is gaining ground in the Enterprise space, thanks, in part, to the many security enhancements that have been added in the last several releases. In this sessions, explore a summary of the mistakes and successes experienced developing and deploying FileMaker in the Defense Sector over a three and half year period with a focus on ho...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Jeremy Brown Soliant Consulting, Inc. Session Description The web viewer object is an extremely versatile object that allows a developer to integrate deeper functionality into a custom app using the languages of the web, HTML/CSS and JavaScript. In this session, you'll explore a standard way to integrate common web libraries, including setting up an integration in FileMaker, manipulating it, an...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • See FileMaker Go through the DevCon2Go17 App (Advanced Track 008) Claus Lavendt Data Manix FileMaker Go 16 is the ultimate mobile app for your solutions. With FileMaker 16 a large set of new tools has been added to the platform, which we have used extensively in the DevCon2Go17 app. Best of all, in DevCon2Go17 you can learn and see the code in action. Not only have we used the new features, but w...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Data Modeling That Scales (Advanced Track 007) Dave Graham Geist Interactive Session Description Learn techniques that will help you build bulletproof Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems and more. These include concepts from Len Silverston (The Data Model Resource Book, Volumes 1 & 2) and will include a discussion of pros and cons. Discover unique approaches to implementing these conce...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Greg Lane Skeleton Key Session Description The FileMaker Platform has a rich set of SQL-related features for sharing data with other applications and databases. In this session you'll gain an understanding of ODBC, SQL, and ESS and how they can make your organization’s data more valuable. Unravel the acronyms and demonstrate practical examples of how to access information in other database syste...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Superfast Reporting with PSOS and Virtual Lists (Advanced Track 001) Anders Monsen Soliant Consulting, Inc. Session Description Offloading your database’s work to the server through the Perform Script on Server step can speed up certain actions. Along with the virtual list technique, you can find and format data in interesting ways, mix data from different sources and export sub-summary reports t...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Algebra Is Awesome: Write Better Calculations (Intermediate Track 007) Chris Irvine Three Prong Everybody uses math, even FileMaker developers. Do you have any calculations that are hard to read or seem unnecessarily complex? Have you ever had a calculation that looks great, but turns out to be buggy? When does it matter if your field or variable is the right type? Do you realize that it's possi...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • The Power of Bidirectional Relationships (Intermediate Track 006) Chad Adams Skeleton Key Session Description FileMaker’s graph allows bidirectional relationships, but most solutions do not take advantage of this powerful feature. In this session you'll revisit the unified graph while taking a deeper look at how to wield the inherent power that FileMaker provides via the bidirectional relationshi...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Real World Security (Intermediate Track 005) Dawn Heady Soliant Consulting This session utilizes real-world security requirements to take a thorough tour of the FileMaker Security features. Scenarios include: a field services app deployed locally to an iOS device, a WebDirect interface for parents to view their child’s grades, an app preventing modification of submitted time slips, and an app h...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Are you bogged down by handwritten notes, time-consuming manual data aggregation, and key data dispersed over multiple spreadsheets? Learn why research teams around the globe choose the FileMaker Platform to develop custom apps to transform data management. In this presentation, you'll discover how an everyday problem solver created a custom app to help ALS research teams transform the way they co...

FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Learn the basics of layout setup by creating a layouts to manage client information. Why are layouts important? 1. Your layouts are the face of your app! This is what your user will see and interact with. 2. Layout setup tools give you a head start in creating interfaces that perfectly fit your users’ devices. 3. Users’ eyes are trained to find misalignments, even if they aren’t conscious of ...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Session Description: FileMaker offers developers many ways to solve the same problem. As solutions get more complex it's often the case that various techniques that work in one situation may not be the best in others. In this session, we’ll explore techniques we already know and see if there are better ones available to solve the same use case. This may include using calculated fields or standar...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Estimating & Storyboarding with Accuracy FileMaker DevCon 2017 Business Track Session Description This session will discuss the importance of storyboarding, different ways to storyboard, and how to estimate a project properly. I’ll discuss my method of breaking down a project to identify how long it will take to complete. There will be a short demo of an estimating tool I developed in FileMaker a...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Succeeding in a FileMaker Vertical Business FileMaker DevCon 2017 Business Track Session Speaker: Kevin McAllister | inRESONANCE, Inc. Session Description Writing or acquiring great code is only one part of running a successful FileMaker-based business. In reality, success is more about business and less about FileMaker. inRESONANCE has grown from 1 person in 1999 to 50 employees and 400 clients...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Beyond Damage Control: Reversing Bad Client Experiences (BUS008) Session Speaker: Scott Howard Session Description Your client is furious. The project you invested weeks in is toast. Can things get any worse? This session will show you how to recover from these experiences and strengthen relationships with your clients. You will hear real-life experiences, including how to exit bad relationships ...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Leveraging Customer Relationships to Increase Sales (BUS007) FileMaker DevCon 2017 Speaker: Adam Aronson Session Description: Selling is not part of many consultants core competency and the thought of promoting and selling their services causes anxiety. But consultants can have an easier and more organic sales process by offering real solutions to real problems. By learning how to talk about th...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • The Fine Line Between a Need and a Want FileMaker DevCon 2017 Business Track Session Speaker: Jordan Watson (Technical Project Manager) Session Description: At DevCon 2016 I delivered a talk explaining the differences between User Experience and Usability. That talk focused almost exclusively on User Experience in the context of design, but that’s only half of the story. My talk will focus on ...

FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • How Showing, not Telling, Can Improve Your Discovery Process FileMaker DevCon 2017 Intermediate Track Session Speaker: Matthew O’Dell | Big Buffalo Design Session Description Communicating with the people who use our software can be tough. Trying to describe software experiences with words will always leave room for interpretation and misunderstanding. Instead, prototyping can be used in many wa...

FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Calculation Functions Every Developer Should Know DevCon 2017 Intermediate Track Session Speaker: Tim Neudecker | Kyo Logic Session Description With over 200 functions built into FileMaker Pro how do you know which ones to use when to use them? In this session you will explore 45 built in functions with example calculations. This session will advance intermediate developers’ calculation skills...

FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Workflow Automation with Script Triggers FileMaker DevCon 2017 Intermediate Track Session Speaker: D. Todd Weller | Cross IT Services & Solutions, LLC Session Description Often data loss in business is not due to viruses or hackers, but from data entry errors. By automating tasks with the help of Script Triggers, FileMaker developers are able to aid the users during data entry while still enforc...

FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Under the Hood: FileMaker Layouts Intermediate Track 001 Session Speaker: Andrew Paulsen | Developer at FileMaker, Inc Session Description: Have you ever wondered how and when different parts of your layout load data? What the rules are that govern popover behavior? Does the order of script triggers prevent you from achieving your goals? This session will answer these questions and more as we...

FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Building Dashboards with Tableau and FileMaker FileMaker DevCon 2017 Session Description You can use FileMaker Pro to improve business operations by creating information dashboards, and when you add Tableau to the mix they can be even more powerful. In this session, you'll learn tips and tricks for all stages of building a dashboard in FileMaker. Regardless of skill level, anyone can benefit fr...

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FileMaker Inc., an Apple subsidiary
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  • Abstraction and Indirection in FileMaker (ADV003) Speaker: Mike Mitchell Session Description Using a combination of design functions, script steps, ExecuteSQL, and developer conventions, learn how to divorce your solutions from being so closely tied to the solution in which they were designed. In this session, you'll create scripts that can be used in multiple tables, layouts, or solutions. Writ...

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