Malcolm Fitzgerald

The Missing Icon

Button bars were introduced to FileMaker in 2015 with version 14 and they quickly became a favourite tool for managing many different layout and display jobs. The ability to display an SVG or PNG image beside a text label and link it to a script action made a mundane and laborious job easy and satisfying. …

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FileMaker Server 19: Configure Apache for PHP on Mac OS X

The Problem Cannot open php file in htdocs folder. Message is “You don’t have permission to access the requested directory. There is either no index document or the directory is read-protected. You don’t have permission to access the requested object. It is either read-protected or not readable by the server.” Diagnosis PHP and/or web serving …

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Design Patterns: Data Layers

Data layers simplify common data modelling problems. Data layers share the same core data and typically include several extra attributes which are unique to that layer.

Theme Editor

Theme Editor allows you to control all of the elements of a theme. It is designed to overcome the limits placed on us by the built-in editing tools for themes. It is now possible, for instance, to do a bulk replace of a font-family. Allowing you to be positive that all objects will use the …

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