FileMaker Tips, Tricks, Techniques & Examples

S.Huston, FileMaker Professional

FileMaker Tips, Tricks, Techniques & Examples

We offer example files and tips on FileMaker techniques about which other developers have asked questions, either directly of us or on the FM TechNet forum. We update or add to these examples regularly.

These techniques do not require plugins!  Example files are downloadable from the details pages.

Security & Accounts

KeyChain Killer
Set FM files to ignore stored passwords from keychain utilities so users must enter their own credentials at login.
July  2014  |  view details

Images & Container Fields

Downsample Images within FileMaker
Have FileMaker downsize images as they are being placed into container fields.
Nov 2013  |  view details


Build a custom webpage to open a specific file
Create website links which open specific FM WebDirect files from your own website.
April 2014  |  view details

Redirect WebDirect to a custom webpage when exiting a file
Send users to your own custom webpage when exiting a WebDirect file.
April 2014  |  view details

WebDirect pages provide code in plain text which can be copied from your browser.

File Usage & Copyright

Our example FM files are provided fully unlocked and with our permission to modify, import, reuse, borrow, and incorporate whatever you can from our work to help build better FileMaker solutions. However, you may not redistribute our original files.


Free FileMaker Pro Trial Software

If you don't have FileMaker, but would like to open our files, FileMaker Inc offers a Free 30-day Trial version of the latest FileMaker Pro software on their website. Go to and select FileMaker Platform from the Products menu. Click the Try button for instructions on downloading FileMaker Pro.