Selecting Table Occurrences – Fast

If you’ve ever worked on a FileMaker database that is of any decent size, you’ll know how time consuming it can be to locate the correct Table Occurrence  in your Relationship Graph.  Well the team at myFMbutler have very kindly developed a little application to help, and what’s even better they give it away free.  The only downside is that it only works on Macintosh, but as that is my preferred development platform it works for me.

The app runs as an icon in the menu bar on your Mac and really only has one option – Select Occurrence.  To use it you just open the Relationship Graph in FileMaker and then select the option from the icon on your menu bar.  A dialog box will appear and you can type in all or part of the occurrence name you are looking for, hit enter and your TO will be selected in the graph.

Occurrence Selector

It’s so simple, but works fantastically and saves so much time when working on large systems.

I’ve included a link to Occurrence Selector for anyone who’s interested.

Paul de Hallé

Paul de Hallé

Paul de Hallé is the CEO and founder of Linear Blue, having set up the company in 1999 to focus on intuitive database solutions and web integration. Paul is a FileMaker Certified developer; and has also been a key player in the implementation of the FileMaker Certification program since it's inception with FileMaker 7. A regular guest speaker at FileMaker Business Alliance & Technet meetings in the UK and the FileMaker Developers Conference in the USA, along with contributing to various technical publications around the world.

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