FileMaker, the Apple subsidiary, has launched the FileMaker 17 platform of its low-code growth stage, after the organization’s standard yearly launch cadence.
FileMaker 17 Kicks Off
With the current launch, the company is doubling back on the principles that have contributed it to some million active readers who currently use the support across businesses, and in the small and midsize businesses, in addition to large businesses.
What’s Different in FileMaker 17?
In the previous release (FileMaker 16), the business included a number of programs that assisted professional programmers bring in external information through APIs along with other more pro-oriented capabilities.
The FileMaker 17 launch builds on this, but concentrates on the “lower-end of the tech acumen spectrum,” as Andrew LeCates, Director Platform Evangelism at FileMaker Inc. has said. He did notice, however, the firm doesn’t actually think of the distinction between the specialists and the more casual users.
FileMaker 17 starts using a renewed focus on the fundamentals
FileMaker is great because even professional programmers frequently use it to instantly get a project off the floor and it offers rapid app development. With the launch of the 17th version, FileMaker goes back to the basics. This doesn’t mean there’s nothing new, however.
New Features of FileMaker 17
This upgrade was a step up from FileMaker 16. There are several new features that were added in FileMaker 17. We are going to separate them by system / type.
FileMaker 17 for Desktop
For the FileMaker desktop version (FileMaker Pro) on both Mac and Windows, there were 4 major features that were added. Here they are:
- You can send multiple attachments directly using the native send mail option.
- Lock the application for a particular user for 5 minutes after 5 failed login attempts.
- Data migration tool helps the user to migrate the data from one database to another much faster.
- Building the master/detail view in a single layout is much more easier compared to the previous versions.
FileMaker 17 for iOS
There were also features that were added in FileMaker Go 17, which is an app through which you can access FileMaker. Here are the 2 FileMaker 17 features:
- It allows the user to drag and drop data between any other applications.
- Notifications could be exhibited in-house display utilizing the iBeacon or even the configured geo-fence.
FileMaker Server 17
FileMaker Server 17 wasn’t without its features, either. Here are the new improvements.
- New UI for the FileMaker Server 17 that is similar to the FileMaker Cloud.
- Set Using the Command Line Interface
The following settings have been removed from Admin Console, but can be set using the CLI command fmsadmin set server-config:
- Host password-protected databases only
- Limit number of FileMaker Pro client connections
- Maximum number of files to host
- Maximum simultaneous script sessions
- RAM reserved for database cache
- Statistics collection interval
- Progressive backup save interval
- Log file size limit
Those were the key features of FileMaker 17 explained by our experts. Be sure to follow the FileMaker best practices while you’re at it.
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