Virtual List Calendar for FileMaker

Looking for a way to add calendar features to your existing FileMaker solution?

This new technique leverages FileMaker’s “Perform Script on Server” feature and Virtual Lists to provide a simple and FAST calendar module for your FileMaker Desktop, iOS or WebDirect solution.

Like all other iSolutions projects, special attention has been paid to optimize the performance of the solution over WAN.

If you want more information about having iSolutions integrate a custom Virtual List Calendar into your solution, email us.

* Solution uses FileMaker 14 buttons bars so version 14 would be required but this could easily be downgraded to use 13 compatible buttons. Solutions also requires hosting on FileMaker server to leverage “Perform Script on Server”.


Month View


Week View


5 Day View


This screen cast of the previous versions shows additional functionality:

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FileMaker 14 New Features Released on


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Take a tour of the latest features and capabilities of the FileMaker 14 platform, a business solution environment for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Author Cris Ippolite covers the new Launch Center, the new security interface, new layout and design tools, the Script workspace, Calculation dialog enhancements, and improvements to FileMaker Server, WebDirect, and FileMaker Go.

FileMaker Pro 14 New Features | by Cris Ippolite

View this entire FileMaker 14 New Features course and more in the Online Training Library®.


Topics include:

  • Touring the new Launch Center
  • Adding top and bottom navigation parts to layouts
  • Working with buttons bars, labels, and icons
  • Introducing the Script workspace
  • Touring the new FileMaker WebDirect interface
  • Understanding new Server features
  • Scripting audio and video playback in container fields in FileMaker Go
  • Touring the new FileMaker Go interface

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FileMaker 14 Essential Training Released on


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 In this course, Cris Ippolite walks through the essential FileMaker Pro skills, from creating tables to managing fields and records and working with layouts. The course shows how to find and sort data, create reports, import and export data, create scripts, and diagram relationships, and more.

Learn how to design and build smart, secure databases with FileMaker Pro 14—the database solution used everywhere from home offices to Fortune 500 companies all around the world. Cris Ippolite, drawing on years of experience with clients at his own development firm, iSolutions, walks through the essential FileMaker Pro skills, from creating tables and fields to designing layouts that display your data in a smart way. He’ll also show you how to find and sort data, create reports, import and export data, write scripts, diagram relationships, and more. Watch now to start learning how to build your first database from scratch.

Topics include:

  • Comparing flat vs. relational databases
  • Creating databases from starter solutions
  • Determining what tables you need
  • Understanding relationship types
  • Defining key fields and creating relationships between tables
  • Creating and working with fields, including container fields
  • Creating, duplicating, editing, and deleting records
  • Importing and exporting data
  • Working with layout themes
  • Using layout parts and tools
  • Formatting layout objects
  • Finding and sorting data
  • Creating value lists
  • Printing and saving
  • Building reports, including subsummary reports and quick charts
  • Using the Calculation dialog
  • Creating and triggering scripts in the Script workspace
  • Working with script triggers
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iSolutions’ Cris Ippolite Featured on


Cris Ippolite from iSolutions, Inc. is featured on in a series of videos that feature the new features in FileMaker version 14.

If you are interested in learning about all the new features of FileMaker 14, check out the videos here:

Script Workspace



Launch Center




FileMaker Go 14



FileMaker WebDirect



Button Bars



Button Icons


Navigation Parts


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2015 DEVCON Scholarship Award Winners

by Molly Connolly and Cris Ippolite

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2015 DevCon Scholarship! FileMaker developers Keena Tomko and Jesse Wakley were selected to attend this year’s conference in Las Vegas. For their award, each will receive a full conference pass and round-trip airfare to Las Vegas*. Please find below selections from both candidates applications essays.

Not that many years ago, Keena Tomko found herself newly widowed with a family to support.

In addition to all the emotions you would expect, I was also faced with a very practical problem: Money. I had massive medical debt and no idea what to do next.

Tomko came across FileMaker Pro almost by accident.

For over a year, I studied FileMaker on my lunch hours and commutes, squinting my way through online tutorials and videos. I organized every aspect of my life into tables and fields and had recurring nightmares about conditional value lists. Finally, through a friend, I found my first client and I launched my business (Prism Database Design) in 2014.”

Tomko’s business is doing well and she’s using her experience to inspire new developers!

“There are many other people who are in similar situations — bright and willing to work but with no clear path before them…I formed a coaching group, “Developing Women and Men” and my group is diverse: three stay-at-home moms, two people with disabilities, a couple of college students, a few people from Clay County, WV (the job market there is almost nil, but they have internet), two musicians who train and will work on the road, a good guy with a felony in his past, three college graduates stuck in low-paying jobs, and my fourteen year old (because she’s old enough to start working and she’d rather design layouts than find a babysitting gig). So, the DevCon scholarship will also benefit the careers of nineteen (and counting) other potential developers who will get every drop of knowledge I can absorb while I’m there.”

2015 DevCon Scholarship winner Jesse Wakley has worked with FileMaker for a number of years in the healthcare setting.

“I have used FileMaker whenever possible in the hospital setting, and I’ve created FileMaker solutions for physician groups as a consultant, all of which are actively in-use today. The largest database is a multi-million record solution for managing collections.”

Wakley’s commitment to ongoing learning is evident in his completion of the entire collection of FileMaker training videos available on Wakley has also begun working on completing the FileMaker Training Series or FTS in preparation for DevCon.

Employed by the same hospital for nearly a decade, Wakley recently learned that his position was being cut in an organizational restructure.

My goal is to replace my current employment activities with FileMaker development,” says Wakley.

“I have loved working in FileMaker from the first version I purchased – FM10. I am entering a phase in my life that makes the timing of DevCon and this scholarship of particular value to me and I’m very appreciative of the opportunities the conference experience will bring.”

Keena Tomko and Jesse Wakley were chosen from a very competitive group of essays! Please keep an eye out for Tomko and Wakley at 2015 DevCon in Las Vegas and say hello.

We would like to thank all the FileMaker developers who submitted an application to the 2015 DevCon Scholarship.

*Two full conference passes to 2015 DevCon were provided by Thorsen Consulting and iSolutions. Round-trip airfare provided by Steven Blackwell.

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DEVCON 2015 “Training Day” to feature iSolutions’ Cris Ippolite


New at DEVCON 2015! FileMaker Training Series Day

Calendar Session Description

This training session will provide attendees with an overview to the most important concepts required by developers using the FileMaker Platform. The session includes high-level discussions on creating back end architecture, user interfaces and automation needed to create impactful FileMaker solutions. Use this session as a launching pad for ongoing FileMaker training or to start a new project with the FileMaker Platform.

The Training Day: Intermediate will feature award-winning trainer Cris Ippolite from iSolutions and

What you should know
Attendee should have an understanding of the level of content covered in the “Basics” materials. – Modes – Views – Adding, Editing and Deleting Records – Finding and Sorting Records – Creating Tables and Fields – Creating Simple Layouts – Printing

Products & Technologies

  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Pro

What You Will Learn

  • Data Modeling (1.5 hrs)
  • Layouts (2.5 hrs)
  • Calculations (2 hrs)
  • Scripts (1.5 hrs)

REGISTER NOW (FileMaker DEVCON registration not required)

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DevCon 2015 Scholarship Offered to FileMaker Developers

Application Deadline – May 1, 2015

CHICAGO – March 25, 2015- Molly Connolly of Thorsen Consulting and Cris Ippolite of iSolutions are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity available to FileMaker developers. The scholarship will cover the cost of a full conference pass to DevCon 2015; a $1600 value. Connolly and Ippolite will select two developers for the award.

The scholarships have been established to encourage FileMaker developers wishing to take advantage of the many professional training and networking opportunities at DevCon, according to Thorsen and Ippolite.

We understand that when you’re first starting out, funding a conference fee, hotel and airfare is not an easy thing to do,” says Cris Ippolite. “These two scholarships will make it possible for two  developers who would not normally be able to attend DevCon to join us.

Both Connolly and Ippolite have found DevCon sessions and professional networking opportunities add great value to their businesses.

Coincidentally, both Cris and I attended our first DevCon in Monterrey, California and it marked the beginning of exciting careers for both of us,” says Molly Connolly. “We are hoping to find individuals who are passionate about this exciting work and help them take their FileMaker careers to the next level.

DevCon takes place July 20-23, 2015 at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Nevada. Eligible scholarship applicants include men or women who have never attended DevCon before. Developers will be asked to complete a short survey indicating their experience using FileMaker and write a brief essay that begins with the sentence,

iSolutions and Thorsen Consulting should send me to DevCon because…

Interested applicants should join the scholarship mailing list by clicking this link:

Application details will be sent via MailChimp to registered users on April 6th. The application deadline is May 1, 2015 and winners will be notified by May 15, 2015. For more information visit the blog pages at iSolutions or Thorsen Consulting [] or []


About Thorsen Consulting

Molly Connolly is a FileMaker Excellent Award-winning developer and founder of Thorsen Consulting and JumpStartFM. She has been working with FileMaker since 1989 developing custom software solutions, training, and high-quality information resources for clients and developers. Connolly offers a one-month, all-online training course to FileMaker developers called “JumpStart” that features online instruction from industry experts David Knight, Cris Ippolite, Matt Navarre and Debbie Zempel. The next session of JumpStart begins June 1, 2015. For more information, visit


About iSolutions

Cris Ippolite is a FileMaker Excellence Award-winning trainer and founder of iSolutions, a Los Angeles-based FileMaker consulting firm. Cris is a certified in all versions of FileMaker and is one of 60 partner-level FileMaker Business Alliance members in the world. He also has been a regular speaker at several technology conferences, including the FileMaker Developer Conference. Cris provides all FileMaker video training content for


Press contact:

Molly Connolly

Thorsen Consulting

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iSolutions Speaking At FileMaker DEVCON 2015

Mark your calendars and register today for the FileMaker Developer Conference 2015. Join the iSolutions’ staff from July 20-23, 2015 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada. You’ll experience the most intensive FileMaker educational experience of the year.

  • Discover what’s on the horizon for the FileMaker Platform
  • Get tips on developing iOS, desktop, and web solutions
  • Fill the gaps in your FileMaker skill set
  • Network with FileMaker developers from around the world
  • Discover new products and services at the Exhibitor Showcase
  • Get immediate ROI on your conference investment

iSolutions will have a  speakers featured on the schedule for DEVCON for the 13th consecutive year. Cris Ippolite will be presenting a session on the “Training Day” this year:


Preparing for the FileMaker Certification exam doesn’t stop with just taking a FileMaker Training Series class. This session will review all the resources available to those who wish to properly prepare for the exam. Recommended reading and additional study guides will be reviewed as well as a discussion on how and where to take the exam. This session will introduce attendees to the “next steps” for preparing for certification and will point to specific resources and tips. Attendees will also have time to ask questions about FileMaker Certification. (Lunch will be provided.)


Anyone interested in FileMaker Certification

  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Server
  • FileMaker WebDirect
  • xDBC
  • Exam logistics
  • How the exam process works
  • Additional resources for preparing for the exam
  • Next steps for becoming certified


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FileMaker DEVCON Session: What’s New in FileMaker Go 13 now online

The FileMaker Go app has been one of the most exciting recent additions to the FileMaker Platform. Understanding what can be done with your database on FileMaker Go is key to integrating iOS devices into your databases. FileMaker 13 includes several key new features that can greatly enhance your FileMaker Go layouts. This session will introduce you to each of them with examples and demo files provided for attendees including: using the “Touch Keyboard Type” option for choosing the right iOS keyboards, using “Insert From Device” to scan bar codes, detecting gestures and orientation changes and using slide controls and popovers to create animated effects in your FileMaker Go layouts.

What you should know

Exposure to FileMaker Go and FileMaker calculations and scripting

Products & Technologies

  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Pro

What’s New in FileMaker Go 13

You can now access a full recording of Cris Ippolite’s FileMaker DEVCON session on FileMaker Go for 13. You just need to click the link below and login using your existing “Technet” account.

What You Will Learn

  • Choosing the iOS right keyboard type for your FileMaker fields
  • Detecting gestures and orientation changes via Script Triggers
  • Integrating popovers and slide controls to create animated effects in FileMaker Go Layouts
  • Bar code scanning and inserting from device

View Session Recording

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iSolutions wins 2014 FileMaker Excellence Award

award_2014The FileMaker Excellence Award winners are chosen from over 1,200 FBA members worldwide who are FileMaker consultants, solution providers, plug-in developers, trainers, and hosting companies that serve a wide variety of industries.

In 2014, Cris Ippolite won the FileMaker Excellence Award for FBA “Next Generation” of the Year. This award recognizes the FBA member that has done the most to introduce new developers to the FileMaker Platform, and promote adoption of the latest technologies among those who earn a living as FileMaker developers.


Cris Ippolite wins the 2014 FileMaker Excellence Award

Crisoffer Ippolite of iSolutions was honored with this award for 2014. He has an active FileMaker training business teaching developers best practices when developing solutions with the FileMaker Platform.

His FileMaker Training program has successfully turned a number of students and recent graduates into full-time FileMaker developers.

Cris has over 18 videos on and has had over 18,000 different subscribers in over 170 countries use his videos to learn FileMaker.

Cris also provides FileMaker Certification Training for FileMaker Professional Developers all over the United States and was even appointed by FileMaker to manage the entire FileMaker Training Series Track at FileMaker DEVCON.

He is also a contributor to the FMJumpStart program as a trainer, and an advocate for FileMaker Certification.

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