Relational database software with a GUI. Originally made for Mac, now cross-platform.

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Pause VLC with batch file

I have a database which contains file paths to .mp3 files in Filemaker. I managed to open these files in VLC with a Send Event command. I also want to create a pause button, which has to tell VLC to ...
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Calculate actual elapsed days in filemaker?

How do you make Filemaker always separately display the actual elapsed days from a given date stored in a field in a layout? Example I enter today's date into the database. When I look at my view ...
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FileMaker Pro 11: import data from customer copy

I'm starting to make some changes to a FileMaker Pro 11 database for a customer. It's my first job on a FileMaker db. I need to work on the copy I got and after the work is completed, I'll have to ...
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File Maker Script Relative Cell Value

I'm new to FileMaker as well as Database administration in general. In my table, every Record contains a link to an Adobe Illustrator file and two Photosho files. The layout speciies a button for ...
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Script with path in Filemaker Pro 12

I'm using OS X 10.6 & Filemaker Pro 12; I'd like to have a script in FM to automatically open a .pdf file from a container field using Preview (dumping the file on the desktop) but it has to be ...
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Filemaker import keeps un-matching fields

I'm trying to get Filemaker to always match the same fields during an import from an Excel spreadsheet. I've tried the custom order option and the last order option, but each time it puts the Excel ...
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Sync data between two FileMaker12 instances through ODBC

I'd like to know, if there's a way to sync data between two FileMaker 12 instances through an ODBC connector. To be honest, I found how to set-up a DNS, but the problem is that I'm not able to connect ...
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Ms Excel or Apple Numbers import rules

I have an Excel file from which I need to export specific colums and place them in a separate file. Is there a program in Windows or Mac, which allows me to set the rules and have these saved for ...
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Any way to make a SSH tunnel from one IP and port on a private network to another?

The small business that I work at uses FileMaker as its heart and soul. We finally got a copy of FileMaker Server 11, and now our database is hosted on a proper server, rather than on the secretary's ...
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VPN Setup: Smoothwall + Cradlepoint MBR1000 + Windows 7 + FileMaker Server

I am trying to set up a VPN on my company's network so that my boss can work on FileMaker from home. We use FileMaker Server 11 Advanced to host our FileMaker application; I'd open port 5003 and ...
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Filemaker 10 Advanced sending email via script & SMTP

We are using a windows server box to run the databases but we have found via the headers that the emails are send from the local workstation. We have moved to a new email system and have set up a ...
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OS X alternative to Filemaker

We're a small office (20 people) on OS X that needs to replace our old Appleworks databases with something that's a little more future-proof. We have the problem where something like Filemaker is a ...
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Open Source alternative to FileMaker or Access?

I'm looking for an open source alternative to simple databases such as FileMaker or Access (something visual where you don't need SQL very much). I know of Base in OpenOffice.org but I think it is ...
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How do I convert a Mac OS Filemaker 2 database to a recent FM or Bento db, preserving the relations and field data types

I'm hoping for more than just exporting the data, I would like to preserve the relation between the databases. This is for a friend's legacy database that tracks monthly fees from a list of clients. ...