MVC and FileMaker Part 1: Overview

“MVC” or “Model-View-Controller” is a widely used architectural pattern in software development that logistically separates the various pieces of code governing three primary aspects of a software application. This is what MVC traditionally looks like: Model: What is it: Responsible for managing the data of the application. In FileMaker: Mostly table/field definitions, developer table layouts […]

How to Open a FileMaker External Data Source Using a Variable Path

Trying to use a global variable for the file path in an external data source? Getting the error “The file $$filePath could not be opened. (Not Found)“? Then this article is for you! In FileMaker 16 and above, we are able to use a variable for the path to an External Data Source (“EDS”), such […]