Favorite buttons

Favorite buttons in gFM-Business

On each screen, up to five favorite buttons can be defined for each user in the function bar of the gFM-Business enterprise software, whereby it is possible to define different favorite buttons for each user. Favourite buttons are used to execute frequently used functions with a single click and no longer have to be selected via the function menu of the main function.<!–more Read more >>>->

Setting up the root favorites

Under the menu item [Settings > Appearance > Buttons] all root favorites can be defined. All favorite buttons set here are automatically applied to the user settings when a new user is created. To define a button as a favorite button, click on the desired button in the desired mask and select a function to be executed with the button.

Settings-Favorite button root

Setting up the Favorite buttons for users

Under the menu item [Settings > User > Buttons] all favorite buttons of a user can be defined. To define a button as a favorite button for a user, first select the user for whom the favorite button is to be set up under [Current user]. Then click on the desired button in the desired mask and select a function to be performed with the button. As soon as the user logs on to gFM-Business, the corresponding favorites button appears on the specified screen.

Setting up favorites buttons for users

FileMaker Cloud

What is the FileMaker Cloud?

With the release of the FileMaker 15 platform, FileMaker launched the new “FileMaker Cloud” service in the USA and Canada. With FileMaker Cloud, it is possible to share FileMaker databases over the internet and access them from any location. The shared databases can be accessed with FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go via WebDirect with an internet browser. As technical basis for this service FileMaker uses Amazon Web Services (AWS). Since March 2017 FileMaker Cloud is also available in Germany using the Amazon data center in Frankfurt. (more…)

FileMaker Go

What is FileMaker Go?

FileMaker Go is an app that opens FileMaker databases in iOS on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and can be downloaded for free from the App Store. FileMaker Go can open files locally or over the network hosted on the network with FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server. FileMaker Go does not support FileMaker plug-ins because they are not supported in the mobile version. Database development is reserved for the desktop versions of FileMaker Pro for Mac and Windows and is not possible with FileMaker Go. (more…)

FileMaker Plugin

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FileMaker Pro 5

What is the .fp5 format of FileMaker?

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The .fp5 format of FileMaker databases supports only one data table per file. FileMaker Pro 5 through 6 can handle a maximum of 50 open files, which is a maximum of 50 data tables. The maximum file size for FileMaker databases in .fp5 format is 2 GB. Read more >>>


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The .fp7 file format is a FileMaker Pro database from FileMaker versions 7 through 11, and FileMaker Pro 7, released in 2004, is a completely new file format that replaced the old .fp5 files. The new .fp7 FileMaker files now support multiple data tables per file and Unicode. While the old .fp5 format could only create file relationships, the new .fp7 format supported relationships between data tables in your own and other files using a graphical relationship graph (Entity Relationship Model).  The maximum file size of databases in the .fp7 format is 8 TB, and a maximum of 2 GB can be stored per field. Read more >>>