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Export Calendar files from FileMaker Pro – Virtual List Technique


Update 2015-11-25: An even easier method of creating vCards that seem to work cross platform is demonstrated by Joe Simpson of Radical Application Development. He uses Base64Encode and then Base64Decode to generate the file in a container field. The same approach should work with .ics files. Then it is a simple matter to export it. Check it out […]

Exporting vCards from FileMaker Pro


Update 2019-06-12: A reader asked about getting this to work on iOS and it prompted me to ditch the Virtual List method and use the much simpler Text Encode Function that was introduced in FileMaker 16.  This simplifies the integration into other systems as well. Now you just need to add two fields (UUID and FieldExport) and two scripts (edit the one with the REQUIRED FIELDS) to add this functionality to any database.

Export Calendar Files from FileMaker – the easy way!


I have written about this multiple times in the past and thought I was done with this, but apparently not. A reader from Germany reported that there was a problem with a certain type of export and could I just tweak the script to make it work.

Why fix something minor, when I can rewrite the entire script?

Mapping from FileMaker Pro with OpenStreetMap and Leaflet Markercluster.js


2018-12-17 Update: It has been pointed out by reader Andreas that the geo coding function no longer works in this demo file. As I recall, this demo was still using the Google API to get the geo coordinates. I haven’t yet found a URL method for looking up Map Coordinates for Longitude and Latitude. This capability […]

Exporting Calendar files (.ics) from FileMaker Pro 13


2017-04-23 Update: Radical Application Development’s page has changed, so here is another link that describes the Base64Encode/Decode technique: FileMaker Hacks. 2014-05-22 Update: If you have problems with the import of .ics events into your calendar, please see the next blog posting on Exporting Calendar files using the Virtual List Technique.   Update 2015-11-25: An even easier method of creating vCards […]

Creating Timelines for the web in FileMaker using TimelineJS


2018-03-28 Update: LuminFire has taken over development of this timeline project. Check their web site for updates to the database file. 2016-07-19 Update: Check out this simple and elegant timeline integration by Av Rolf at Mallverkstan. 2014-08-09 Update: I have added a Virtual List export to complement the existing XML Stylesheet export. Both versions are in the […]

UTF, WTF! Writing HTML and JSON from FileMaker


Recently, I was working on a Timeline creation database. A FileMaker Pro database is used to store the events that will be displayed on the timeline. When the data has been entered, the database is designed to export two files, one an HTML file for the main page display and the second a JSON file […]

Caller ID looks up FileMaker Client Record with VOIP Telephone


A few weeks back, we had a meeting of the BC FileMaker Developer Association. Joshua Paul of Neo Code Software, was talking about the benefits of the Voice Over Internet phone system his company had installed. His phone costs were way down, the voice quality was reliable and crystal clear (because the system uses better more […]

FileMaker Timeline


  Click on the image above to view a timeline of FileMaker Pro software’s development over the years. This timeline to experiment with a Javascript Library called TimelineJS. Some of the dates are likely not exact. This database is now hosted by Luminfire. They were kind enough to take over development and maintenance, as I am […]

Paradise by the Dashboard Light – Bouncing around in FileMaker, building Charts


FileMaker Pro 11’s new Charting ability, is a great addition to its feature set. It can however, be a little confusing how best to grab the numbers to use in the label and data (X and Y axis) series of a graph. I set out to build a ‘management dashboard’ layout for one of my […]