DM Migration Helper Tool

DM Migration Helper Tool

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FileMaker, Inc. has just released the FileMaker 17 platform.

We are very excited about the FMDataMigrator tool as it will allow us to do deployments of solutions much, much faster than in the past. This will reduce the argument to do development in live solutions drastically.

Since this new tool is a Command Line Interface tool, it means that you will need to write CLI commands to use it.

We wanted to build a tool, that will help us, using the tool. And so we decided to share it with our colleagues in the community.

The way we built it, is reflecting how most of our solutions are built. We use the data separation model and in several large solutions, we have multiple data files.

So we wanted to build a tool, that can do the data migration on several files in the same process.

This tool will loop through the files in the source and clone folders and do data migration on all these files.

However, if you only need to do data migration on a single data file, you can just place this in the folder.

Please read the informations in the tool, in order to understand how it works and the assumptions we make on filenames etc.

If you need the process to work differently, you can modify the code.

The tool is completely free and completely unlocked, so you can dig in and learn from the code.

The only thing we ask of you, is your name and email address so we can send you an email, when we publish new helpful tools and articles.

Please note that you will need to download the FileMaker Data Migration Tool from FileMaker directly, which requires a paid FDS membership. You can find it here: http://store.filemaker.com/product/FDS

If you like this tool, please let us know and let your colleagues know.

 


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Weighing scale demo

Weighing scale demo

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Here is a short video on how you can integrate a weighing scale with your FileMaker App.

It is fairly simple and in the video I show you 2 ways of doing it.
One way is to use a serial plugin, another is by using a serial-to-bluetooth dongle.

The serial plugin way has the advantages that you can script all interactions. Basically, you are telling the plugin to listen for data from the weighing scale and run a particular script, whenever it receives any data. This script will then process the input from the weighing scale, which could be to put the weight into a field.

The serial-to-bluetooth dongle method is more simple as you just need to purchase the dongle, insert batteries and connect the bluetooth to either a computer or iOS device. Then it will work just as if you were typing on a keyboard, except that it will be the weighing scale, that types the weight. The downside of this method is that you will need to have the cursor active in a field and you will need to setup onObject trigger to format the content. Also, most scales do NOT send a return character, which makes this a bit more tricky than if you e.g. integrate with a barcode scanner.

You can download the FileMaker file below.

Have a lot of FileMaker fun!

 

 


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FileMaker Cloud and SSL Certificates

FileMaker Cloud and SSL Certificates

 

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The FileMaker Cloud is here, and we are excited!

There are many great things to say about the FileMaker Cloud and we think this is a very important and great addition to our platform.
One thing we must realize is that what we have now is a 1.0 release, which means that there can be some “rough edges” that needs to be polished in future releases. One such edge is the process of renewing the SSL certificate, that your FileMaker Cloud instance is installed with. (you get 90 days free)
Frankly, the process is very complex, even for seasoned developers and server admins and involve several terminal commands.

Wouldn’t it be great, if there was an app for that ?

That’s what we thought, so we have created a FileMaker Custom App, that helps you with the process of renewing your FileMaker Cloud SSL Certificate. Not only is this app completely free, it is also completely open source. And you can download it below.

Now, how do I use this tool ?

I’m glad you asked. Richard Carlton and Claus Lavendt did a video on this topic, where we are walking through the tool and explains the process. Beside a walkthrough of the tool, we also discuss the concepts behind and we think this video is worth a watch.

 

 

Richard Carlton Consulting is producing awesome videos for the community as well as several video courses for everyone that wants to learn FileMaker. Check out their offerings at www.learningfilemaker.com

Claus Lavendt is Senior Consultant and owner of DataManix. We are leading FileMaker experts and beside creating great custom solutions for our customers, we have a deep passion for our platform. We also consult for our colleagues in the community and is among the top experts on FileMaker Server, FileMaker Go and several other areas of our platform. If you need help with your server, you can contact us. We also have a Managed FileMaker Server service, where we can take care of your server, so you can focus on creating great apps for your users. www.datamanix.com

PLEASE NOTE: We have found a bug in the tool.
If you already downloaded this tool, please download this new version 1.3.0 and follow these instructions:

1) Open the tool, use the slide panel dots to navigate to the second panel (step 1). Fill out your Instance URL
2) Make sure you still have the working folder in your Documents folder: /Documents/FMC_SSL/
3) Navigate to the second last slide panel, using the slide panel dots
4) Follow the instructions in step 5 and press the button “OK – I have done that”
5) Now the tool concatenate the 2 files from Comodo and you can now re-import the certificate file into your FileMaker Cloud instance.

 


Please provide your name and email address for your free* download.

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Distributed as-is; no warranty is given.Use of the material is at your own responsibility. If you use techniques from our solutions, you are welcome to credit DataManix (optional of course).
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DataManix launches new service; Managed FM Server

DataManix launches new service; Managed FM Server

http://www.datamanix.comToday DataManix launches a new Managed FM Server service, that is designed to help you with managing your FileMaker Server, whether it is FileMaker Cloud, Hosted FileMaker server or your on-premises FileMaker Server.
In other words, we take care of your server, so you can focus on creating awesome FileMaker solutions.

How does it work ?
Based on your needs, we will install, configure and deploy a FileMaker Server, either a FileMaker Cloud server, a hosted FileMaker Server or an on-premises FileMaker server.
We will setup monitoring of your server and will respond to issues fast and start remedy the problem as soon as possibly.
We can provide off-site backups, so we are able to perform disaster recovery in worst case scenarios.
If you need high availability we can setup a clustering of FileMaker Servers so you always have access to your data, even if one server fails.

In other words, we can help with you with all kinds of FileMaker Server deployment.

Pricing
The price consist of a setup fee, based on the type of deployment you choose and a monthly fee for the ongoing monitoring and management. For issues remedy, we will invoice you for the hours spent. Invoicing for server usage can be done through us or directly to you, based on your choice of deployment.

FileMaker licensing
We are FBA Resellers so we can also help you with all your FileMake licensing needs.

FileMaker development and consultancy
We are a FileMaker FBA Platinum Partner company and can help you with your solutions, both with elements or by developing a custom solution that fits your needs. With more than 20 years of experience building custom solutions for all types of companies, you will benefit from our extensive skill sets.

How to get started ?
Contact us today and let’s have a discussion about your needs. Based on that, we will give you a recommendation and a price.
www.datamanix.commail@datamanix.com

NEW V3 – Free Virtual Host Guide & Tool

NEW V3 – Free Virtual Host Guide & Tool

By popular demand, we have updated our Virtual Host guide and tool for FileMaker Server 13+ on Mac. The new guide will work with FileMaker Server 13.0v5 and higher. There are several new tips and tricks included in the “goodies” section. The new tool is now completely unlocked and does not use plugin anymore. Also new in this version is support for SSL.

This is the original description:

With FileMaker Server 13 we got a lot of great new stuff. However, the installation of FMS13 will take over the Apache webserver on a Mac OSX server, which will prevent you from using the built-in web tools in Mac OSX ServerAdmin. Many people will have a need to be able to create virtual hosts for especially CWP solutions. Please be aware that FMI strongly advice you to only use a dedicated machine for FMS.

As FMS13 takes over the Apache settings, there is no native way to configure Virtual Hosts, using GUI tools on Mac OS X. Due to this change, I have created a guide, with an accompanion FileMaker solution, that gives you the ability to configure Virtual Hosts. It can be used for a lot of things and also give you the ability to e.g. create an alias, that takes the user directly to a WD solution, without showing the WD homepage.
e.g. www.mycompany.com/wd can take the user directly to the WebDirect solution. It is also possibly to specify the web folder path, so it can e.g. be stored on another hard drive.

Using this guide, you can make the setup within 10 min.

In this version, SSL sites is not supported. This is due to some heavy re-write rules in the configuration, which I have not been able to find an easy way around yet. Feedback is greatly apprechiated, both here and via email.

This guide is not official supported by FMI, so any use is on your own risk.

 


Please provide your name and email address for your free* download.

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Free means “Yes please, I´d like to receive up to four mails a year with relevant information about TheBrainBasket universe.”
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I agree with the Terms & Conditions