Category Archives: Script Triggers

Alarm Clocks – Dynamic Multi-Threading with Web Viewers

With a FileMaker Pro Web Viewer and a little bit of JavaScript code, you can create a FileMaker Pro native alarm clock that updates every second: no plugins, no distracting refreshes and no affect on performance. This article follows up on the previous article, Countdown Timers – Dynamic Multi-Threading with Web Viewers. I recommend that […]

Dynamic Portal Filters With Multiple Criteria

Create a dynamically filtered portal with multiple filter criteria with two (or more) global fields, portal filtering and a script trigger calling a simple script to refresh the page. This article expands on the technique used in the previous article, Dynamic Portal Filtering While You Type.

Dynamic Portal Filtering While You Type

With portal filters, you can now show filtered views of related records in portals without having to define new relationships. What’s better than that? How about dynamically filtering your portal data while you’re typing letters into your search field! With a very simple script (4 steps), a custom function and a script trigger, you can search data in your FileMaker portals the same way you search for music in iTunes!

Live, As-You-Type Search in FileMaker

FileMaker 10’s Script Triggers feature opens the door to create richer, more dynamic and more responsive user interfaces.  For example, it is now possible to create as-you-type search functionality similar to that found in iTunes and Mac OS X Spotlight where the list of results updates dynamically as the user types. This is a slick […]