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Network Monitor Tool – Analyze Traffic In and Out of FileMaker

Sep 21, 2020

What is the Network Monitor tool? We have written and talked about several FileMaker developer tools in our blogs and on our YouTube channel. Here is another useful tool to … Read More


Which Claris FileMaker Licensing Option Should I Choose?

Aug 13, 2020

Which FileMaker Licensing option is right for me?  AVLA, VLA, ASLA, SLA, concurrency connections, etc. – what does all this mean and how does it affect how you use your … Read More

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Network Link Conditioner: Tips for Testing with a Lousy Network

Jul 16, 2020

What is the Network Link Conditioner? The Network Link Conditioner is a network utility tool available via the Apple Developer program that allows you to spoof various network conditions for your FileMaker apps. Why is this … Read More

Exploring the Basics of API Integration with FileMaker

Exploring the Basics of API Integration with FileMaker

Jun 23, 2020

What is an API? To spell it out more plainly, API stands for “application programming interface.” But even after spelling it out, it may still cause confusion. An API is … Read More

Must have custom functions

Must-Have FileMaker Custom Functions

Jun 11, 2020

Over the course of its development, a FileMaker custom solution takes on many shapes. Its schema grows, shrinks, twists and bends to fit the needs of its design. Keeping the … Read More

Understanding FileMaker to Quickbooks Integration

Understanding FileMaker and QuickBooks Integrations 

May 7, 2020

QuickBooks integration with FileMaker is one of the most popular topics here at Productive Computing. People often want to streamline their accounting workflow and ask how they should manage contacts, invoices, payments, inventory, purchase orders, etc. in FileMaker. Our typical recommendation is to let … Read More

FileMaker Fundamentals: FileMaker Finds

Finding Options – Ways to Search in FileMaker

Apr 16, 2020

Do you need to find something in your FileMaker solution? Are you searching for data and wondering the best way to track it down? Performing a search in FileMaker is … Read More

Integrating FileMaker with Claris Connect

FileMaker Integration with Claris Connect

Apr 10, 2020

This new offering from Claris International is all about integration. That is the key word to think about when we talk about Claris Connect. For many years, many people with … Read More

FileMaker and Okta Authentication

Okta and FileMaker – Advanced External Authentication

Feb 7, 2020

One of our enterprise hosting customers asked us if it would be possible to integrate FileMaker Server with Okta, their authentication provider. At first, we were not sure. But, after … Read More


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