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Tuesday
Save to Calendar Insert From URL: Swiss Army Knife of Script Steps
10:45 AM
Innovation

Jason Young (SeedCode)

Session Description

Insert From URL has a somewhat mundane name with a seemingly simple purpose. However, it does a lot more than just “Insert.” You can do RESTful transactions like GET and POST. The term URL makes us think that we’re inserting data just from the web (pretty cool), but you can point this powerful tool at local files, even ones you’ve just imported, and grab their contents and use the power of FileMaker to slice and dice that data all sorts of ways. This session will look at many demos and explore all the different ways developers are using this uniquely powerful script step.

What you should know

Some experience with file paths and URLs will be helpful, but the idea is to give an introduction to what this powerful tool can do.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker WebDirect
What You Will Learn
  • Import different types of data (not just images) into your FileMaker database
  • Use the power of FileMaker to manage and manipulate data in local files
  • Perform complex transactions with RESTful web apps via GET and POST
  • Integrate easily with mobile apps via the Cloud
Save to Calendar Data Visualization with FileMaker: Telling the Story Behind Your Data
2:00 PM
Innovation

Vince Lackner (The Lackner Group, Inc.)

Session Description

Data visualization involves the use of engaging graphics and animation to give meaning and insight to data. There is probably an important story lurking in your data. The most effective way to tell that story is through rich data visualization. This session will demonstrate how FileMaker data can be structured to take advantage of the amazing world of data analytics and business intelligence software. We will explore how to connect FileMaker to third-party data visualization tools like Tableau. Lastly, we will look at how to bring data visualization into FileMaker itself using HTML and JavaScript to build rich engaging charts and graphs that you can place directly on a FileMaker layout.

What you should know

Basic understanding of FileMaker scripting and calculations.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
What You Will Learn
  • What is data visualization
  • Why is data visualization important
  • How to connect FileMaker to third-party data visualization tools
  • How to build data visualizations inside FileMaker itself
Save to Calendar Leveraging the Entire FileMaker Platform in a Single Solution: Under the Hood
3:45 PM
Innovation

J. Sciarra (Colibri Solutions)

Session Description

In this session, we will review strategies and approaches used to develop a custom permit parking enforcement solution that takes advantage of all products in the FileMaker Platform. By examining the solution and its various design and scripting techniques, attendees will learn how FileMaker WebDirect is used for permit applications, how it takes advantage of a transactional record model within FileMaker Pro, drives ESS integration with Oracle via FileMaker Server schedules, deploys a FileMaker Go solution for ticketing, integrates FileMaker Go with an iOS app for mobile printing, and performs one-click mobile solution updates. The session will demonstrate our approach to all these techniques and include example files.

What you should know

Basic familiarity with the platform and challenges involved when using multiple aspects of it, process management basics, bidirectional integration using ESS, and the specifics of mobile in the field.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Advanced
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Server
  • FileMaker WebDirect
What You Will Learn
  • A solid reproducible transactional model and when you might deploy it
  • Challenges and techniques for mobile printing and how we solved them
  • ESS integration into Oracle and why we used ESS in this instance vs. other strategies
  • FileMaker WebDirect as a means of leveraging a larger user group to reduce admin touch points
Wednesday
Save to Calendar Go Beyond the Borders of Medical Communication
2:00 PM
Innovation

Hiroyuki Aruga (DBPowers Co.Ltd.)

Session Description

One challenging issue in the medical field is communicating what’s going on with a patient’s health across departments. In this session, we will focus on a proven popular FileMaker medical solution deployed in Japan that is used across the medical industry. We will discuss the process in developing this solution, working with teams, and technologies used — FileMaker Go, FileMaker Pro and PHP.

What you should know

General information about the medical industry and environment, but not required.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Server
  • CWP/XML/PHP
What You Will Learn
  • How to make a medical system by using FileMaker
  • Important factors in developing the system as a team
  • How to integrate with FileMaker Pro / Web (PHP) / FileMaker Go
  • How to use PHP on the FileMaker Platform
Thursday
Save to Calendar Access Control with FileMaker
10:45 AM
Innovation

Henrique Bilbao (HiMaker Sistemas)

Session Description

Learn how FileMaker can be integrated with external hardware like turnstiles to control people flow in commercial establishments like an amusement park. This session covers access control with FileMaker integration technologies such as JDBC, ODBC and the programming language Clipper.

What you should know

FileMaker Pro

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Server
  • CWP/XML/PHP
  • xDBC
What You Will Learn
  • How some types of turnstiles work and what are their technologies
  • How to send requests to turnstiles using FileMaker
  • The use of JDBC to communicate with the external hardware
  • Examples of real cases of amusement parks using these technologies
Save to Calendar FileMaker and Exchange Calendar: A Case Study
2:00 PM
Innovation

Philippe Lazzaroni (Direct Impact Solutions)

Session Description

In this session, we will demonstrate how we deployed a full integration of FileMaker with Microsoft Exchange Calendar for a famous singer and their production team. Attendees will learn how we overcame the challenges of deploying calendar meetings to different mobile devices in different locations and time zones. We will demonstrate how we made use of FileMaker’s URL support for HTTP request to connect to Microsoft Exchange Web services, allowing the head office managers to broadcast new meetings and meeting updates to the staff’s mobile devices from a centralized FileMaker solution.

What you should know

Some familiarity with Web services.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Server
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
What You Will Learn
  • An overview of the possible approaches for integrating FileMaker with Microsoft Exchange
  • The challenges of sharing calendar meetings over multiple platforms and devices from different locations and time zones
  • Basic instructions on how to create and use a Web Service
  • A solution relying on the HTTP request capabilities of FileMaker to connect to Microsoft Exchange Web services
Save to Calendar Advanced Mapping With the Google Maps v3 API
3:45 PM
Innovation

Aaron Giard (The Scarpetta Group, Inc.)

Session Description

In this session, we will focus on various mapping solutions leveraging the Google Maps JavaScript v3 API. We will be taking a journey from creating a simple single-location map to create a highly rich, interactive mapping solution all running natively in FileMaker. We will showcase some of the more advanced feature sets of the Google Maps API including creating a simple map, creating markers from location arrays, generating driving directions and triggering scripts in FileMaker from map interactions.

What you should know

Writing scripts and calculations in FileMaker Pro.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
  • FileMaker Go
  • CWP/XML/PHP
What You Will Learn
  • Build a simple google map without the sidebar and header
  • Show multiple locations on a single map
  • Use the google maps API to generate driving directions
  • Sending information back to FileMaker via the FMPURL method