Windows Users May Snarl

by Michael Gaslowitz

If you liked the post where I integrated Growl into FileMaker, but wondered if it could work on Windows, you might want to take a look at Snarl. Like Growl on Mac OS X, Snarl displays on-screen notifications in Windows, and with the help of the command-line utility Snarl_CMD.exe, Snarl can be integrated to work […]

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August 12, 2008  •  Custom Function, FileMaker, Plugin, Scripting  •  4 Comments

Video: Growl Integration

by Michael Gaslowitz

This post demonstrates how to integrate the Growl notification system for Mac OS X with your FileMaker Pro Database. Growl notifications are called via an AppleScript that has been formatted into a custom function. FileMaker Pro Advanced is required to view the custom function. These notifications can be used whenever you want to alert a […]

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July 11, 2008  •  AppleScript, Custom Function, FileMaker, Podcast, Scripting  •  3 Comments

Video: Paged Data with Resizable Portals

by Michael Gaslowitz

Since the zippScript plugin is no longer available for download, the sample file included in this demo now uses the 360Works ScriptMaster plugin. You however, are free to use any script-triggering plugin you choose. (2009.03.22) This post demonstrates how to create Google-style page results in dynamically-sized FileMaker portals. As you will see, all it takes […]

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July 2, 2008  •  FileMaker, Plugin, Podcast, Portal, Scripting  •  6 Comments

Function Scripting [ learn ]

by Michael Gaslowitz

The method I use to pass and retrieve parameters in almost all of my scripts is something I learned from Matt Petrowsky’s instructional video at FileMaker Magazine called Function Scripting. It is not for beginners, but it is one of the more powerful and dynamic things you can learn to do with FileMaker. Function Scripting […]

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May 29, 2008  •  Custom Function, FileMaker, Scripting  •  Comments Off on Function Scripting [ learn ]