At our June, 2021 FMPUG-MN (FileMaker Pro User Group Minnesota) meeting, we had time for two of our 3 planned presentations.

Tim Cimbura talked about a new BrilliantConnect (formerly fmFlare) (BrilliantImageEditor) that enables powerful editing of images within FileMaker without needing another external app like Adobe PhotoShop, Affinity Photo, or Lemkesoft GraphicConverter.

Matthew Dahlquist talked in-depth about techniques for writing scripts with modular abstraction. He demonstrated some very useful and helpful methods in a step-by-step manner starting simply with FileMaker directly, moving to globals/script, and then abstracted with window handling, edit/read, and validation.

Matthew provided the following sample file you can use to follow along and test the techniques on your own;


We ran out of time for Bill’s presentation, so it was moved to the next month.

Tim Cimbura – CEO and Software Engineer

Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make businesses more effective, productive, and profitable. He specializes in rapid application development with the Claris platform including FileMaker and WordPress. He also knows Apple macOS technology inside and out.