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Collecting data via iPhone - regularly, quickly, securely, non-web-based

We're going to have some folks filling out the same simple form on a regular basis. Is there an app-based solution where they can enter the data and upload it securely to a central repository at the end of the day? A web solution may have been easier, but we're worried connectivity might be an issue during parts of the day. We want users to tap an app and be able to fill out a bunch of forms, then upload them all (securely) at the end of the day. A simple, elegant, fast interface would be a real plus. [more inside]
posted by borborygmi on Apr 21, 2014 - 4 answers

Trouble with Filemaker 7

Working on an old version of Filemaker Pro (7) in Windows, I created an alias (shortcut) of the main database, opened it and lost everything. Help? [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense on Dec 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Relational databases for a research project

Is FileMaker Pro right for this? If so, please help me understand the costs/benefits of setting FMP up for certain project-specific functions. [more inside]
posted by sakahane on Sep 29, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me decide what business to get into

Help me decide what business to get into? I have some ideas to choose from. [more inside]
posted by signsofrain on Oct 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Relational database on the cheap

I'm looking for a free/cheap alternative to Access or Filemaker for simple relational database work. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Sep 13, 2012 - 9 answers

I'm at the end of my server-related rope

My lab has a Django database and MoinMoin wiki on a severely aging Mac (Leopard, 10.5) server. Please, people who keep up with this sort of software, tell me: what's my best course of action for modernizing it? More info and options inside. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Aug 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Should I turn these simple programs into *apps*?

Dear Chaps, I have two products, an Excel spreadsheet and a Filemaker Pro database. The excel spreadsheet is for sale to mortgage brokers. It's the kind of thing designed for a user to enter figures and get all kinds of graphs and information based on the data entered. The other is a contact manager database, again designed as an easy-to-use program for the end user. Does it make sense to turn these products into iPhone/Android/Cloud-based apps, and what would be the next steps in doing so? In other words, what exactly would I be turning them into, and whom would I outsource this job to, if it makes economical sense?
posted by DesmondDoomsday on Apr 4, 2012 - 4 answers

FileMaker Pro 11 help, please!

How do I activate web sharing in Filemaker 11 on OSX 10.6.8 [more inside]
posted by tomswift on Sep 9, 2011 - 9 answers

I don't think Fortran and punchcards cut it anymore...

Which programming languages are best suited to creating a timetabling application? [more inside]
posted by bister on Jun 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Relationship management on a mac.

I was recently promoted to developer relations at my company, and I'd like to keep better track of those developer relationships than I've previously done. I use a macbook pro, an iPhone, and an iPad. What software do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by TimeDoctor on May 19, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me count the invalids.

Help me solve a database design stumbling block. How can I track # of consecutive absences in my membership attendance database? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on May 10, 2011 - 9 answers

Filemaker Pro: How to create a ranked, sortable list?

Filemaker Pro 11: Best way to create a ranked, ordered list that can be re-ordered easily, without knowing how many elements the list may contain? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Dec 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Filemaker/Ipad help needed

Is any hiver aware of an Ipad app that will allow me to view a relational database created in Filemaker pro 6? Not having any luck so I hand this over to the geniuses
posted by citybuddha on Oct 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Know a source for FileMaker Pro v6?

Anyone know of a source for copies of FileMaker Pro v6 for Mac 10.x? [more inside]
posted by tvjunkie on Jul 29, 2010 - 0 answers

Using Filemaker for a Not-So-Pro

My dad has inherited an old Filemaker Pro 7 (Mac) database. He needs to access and update the data... from his Windows machine, without Filemaker. Help! [more inside]
posted by nkknkk on May 19, 2010 - 9 answers

looking for a contact management system

I am looking for an inexpensive contact management solution. I am on a PC and would love to use FileMaker Pro, but it is too expensive. Any ideas? Thanks
posted by cg1 on May 10, 2010 - 6 answers

designing Filemaker for web publishing.

Please point me to a comprehensive resource of designing databases to be published with Filemaker Instant Web Publishing. [more inside]
posted by lalex on Nov 18, 2009 - 3 answers

Getting a Calculation Field to Refresh

Filemaker 8: I'm having trouble getting a calculation field to refresh when the data changes. [more inside]
posted by ifandonlyif on Nov 10, 2009 - 1 answer

Setting Up Filemaker Databases on an External Hosting Site

Filemaker Filter. I need help publishing a database to a leased server- preferably in the way that my boss can access it on his iPhone. [more inside]
posted by lifeofthunder on Oct 27, 2009 - 1 answer

Filemaker upgrade problems

Trouble opening old Filemaker 7 file on Filemaker Pro 10. [more inside]
posted by R. Mutt on Sep 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Please help with an easy Filemaker problem!

How do you create repeating fields in Filemaker so that I can organize my karaoke songs by disc instead of by artist? [more inside]
posted by smersh on Jul 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Small library circulation system?

What's the best way to create a circulation database for a small-medium music score library? [more inside]
posted by those are my balloons on May 22, 2009 - 8 answers

Filemaker question

Filemaker question: Is there a way to copy the structure of an existing database (all its fields, tables, settings, etc.) into a new database? [more inside]
posted by prior on May 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Filemaker conundrum

Anyone out there good with Filemaker? I need to do something to email addresses and can not get my arms around this one... [more inside]
posted by bkeene12 on Apr 14, 2009 - 6 answers

FileMaker "raw data" view?

Is there a "raw data" view in FileMaker? [more inside]
posted by wemayfreeze on Dec 18, 2008 - 3 answers

Web Publishing and Portals in FMP7

I'm working in Filemaker Pro 7. I've created a basic database for tracking computer system hardware. Most of it is in one main d/b, with some related tables for passwords, user ID's, updates and the like. My problem is that when I publish the main d/b using instant web publishing, the fields from related tables do not show up. The portal is there but there's no fields in them. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by diode on Nov 6, 2008 - 3 answers

How to get Filemaker and HomeBase databases on the web?

How do I build a website to catalog historic documents, photographs, autographs, books and magazines out of FileMaker and AbeBooks.com HomeBase databases? [more inside]
posted by nessahead on Oct 28, 2008 - 1 answer

Does there exist a lightweight and attractive forms based database?

Can you recommend a forms based database like Filemaker, MS Access, or OoO Base, but lightweight? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Jul 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Tabs in Filemaker not working

When I try to create a tab using Filemaker Pro 8.0v2 on my Mac (OS version 10.4.11), it displays correctly in "edit" mode. But when I enter data-entry mode, FM "sees through" the tab - and displays all fields (from all the tabs) stacked on top of one another. Clicking the other tabs, I see the same thing - all fields stacked. [more inside]
posted by cg1 on May 13, 2008 - 2 answers

Simple Point Of Sale software solution

Help me find an easy Point of Sale software solution for our business [more inside]
posted by shinynewnick on Apr 21, 2008 - 8 answers

How do we build a web site based on some Filemaker databases?

My mother-in-law is a horse breeder and wants to create a web site that shows the lineage of a particular breed of horses. She has some of the data in a Filemaker 5.5 database, but needs to expand it greatly and put it online. How can we go about doing this, and/or hiring someone to do it? [more inside]
posted by procrastination on Mar 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Making a handy phone sheet for a small business

I'd like to find an application that would help two assistants keep track of incoming phone calls (and their status) for a small office of 10 employees, without having to commit to an expensive database solution like Filemaker. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Feb 25, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I combine records in Filemaker?

Filemaker question: How do I combine two records into one? [more inside]
posted by parkerjackson on Dec 19, 2007 - 5 answers

How to best manage a physical mailing list?

How to manage an unwieldy mailing list (for physical mailing) on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Dec 12, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I finess Filemaker Pro?

How do I get Filemaker Pro to look up dates from one table and put them into another? [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Oct 26, 2007 - 10 answers

XSL Simple Code

Filemaker Pro XSL Web Publishing Filter: I don't know XSL syntax at all, but what I want to do should be very simple. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by crapples on Oct 2, 2007 - 1 answer

Could I design databases for a living?

Can I, should I, make a career change into database design? [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Sep 25, 2007 - 16 answers

How to uninstall a Mac app without the CD?

On Mac OS 10.4, how do I completely uninstall FileMaker Pro 8.5 Advanced without access to the physical CD? Then how do I test that it's entirely gone?
posted by lorimer on Sep 6, 2007 - 6 answers

Can FileMaker read from SQL?

Can FileMaker read from a SQL database? I've talked to (SQL) developers and they can't find a way to do it. [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Jun 21, 2007 - 8 answers

Password emergency / mystery with Filemaker

Password emergency / mystery. I'm a new Filemaker user and I've somehow set a password that's keeping me from accessing the file I just put two days of work (and some not easily replaceable data) into. [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Jun 11, 2007 - 10 answers

FileMaker me?

FilemakerFilter: I need some database help, because I am a n00b. My FIRST robotics team is creating a database of teams at our regional event, for scouting... [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on Feb 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Filemaker redux

How do I add a single piece of data to a list of Filemaker entries (1500 out of 4500)? I do not want to replace data, just add. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Feb 2, 2007 - 2 answers

Dark Ages version of FileMaker Pro

I'm using Filemaker Pro 5.5 and one of the fields is locked, so to speak. It's supposed to have several possible entries/terms but only one pops up when you click on it. I therefore can't search for records with any other terms. Any ideas how to fix this?
posted by anonymous78 on Jan 17, 2007 - 4 answers

From Mail to Filemaker?

How can I automagically parse the oddly-formatted text from the body of an email so that Filemaker can use it? [more inside]
posted by bink on Dec 17, 2006 - 12 answers

When Filemaker 8 Goes Bad

Filemaker Pro 8 refuses to launch. Why? Mac OSX 10.4 Server, Powermac G4 Quicksilver, 1GB RAM. It ran fine for months and then, with no changes to anything, just started crashing on startup, with no warning or dialogue boxes. I've deleted preferences, fixed permissions on all drives, reinstalled FM8, removed FM7 (which I also had on the machine) to no avail. Trying to avoid reinstalling OS X server. Advice?
posted by fourcheesemac on Oct 29, 2006 - 10 answers

Glitchy FMP IWP

Filemaker Pro 8 Instant Web Publishing Filter: Am I doing something wrong or is it really glitchy? [more inside]
posted by crapples on May 23, 2006 - 2 answers

Filemaker Automation/Scripting

I need some help with Filemaker. I think that there is more of my work that I can make it do. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Apr 19, 2006 - 3 answers

FileMaker Language Settings

How do you change the language setting in FileMaker? Functions like MonthName() are outputting in French and we want them to output in English. (FileMaker database originated on a French computer but is now being hosted remotely)
posted by cg1 on Feb 21, 2006 - 4 answers

Tag clouds in Filemaker?

I'm making a contact database for the first time in Filemaker. I've got a field where I'm entering useful tags. I want to make a front end for this system in the form of a tag cloud. Since I'm so new to Filemaker, I don't know if this is useful or possible -- all I know is Google's never heard of such a thing. [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Feb 2, 2006 - 3 answers

fm7 mailsmith

I'd like to be able to send an email from filemaker 7 to mailsmith. in filemaker 6 the send mail script would send to whatever the default mail client was. filemaker 7 seems only to talk to the apple mail program. is there anything I can do to fix it? thanks!
posted by cgt on Aug 18, 2005 - 2 answers

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