Entries by Corn Walker

Transactions in FileMaker 19.6: Part 2

This is part two of a two-part series on transactions. Read Part 1 here: Transactions in FileMaker 19.6: Part 1. The new transactions model in Claris FileMaker 19.6 has made using scripted transactions easier, more flexible, and more explicit. It greatly improves on the implicit transaction model we are familiar with, however, there are still some details developers should be aware of and features of the design they may need to work around. Caveats Caveats to the new transactions model […]

Transactions in FileMaker 19.6: Part 1

What Are Transactions? We each conduct transactions every day. We transact when we talk with other people, when we buy goods from a store, and when we check out a book from the library. In the database world, transactions have a similar meaning – exchanging this for that, whether it be ideas, encouragement, or money. Transactions are also a database concept for maintaining data integrity. When working with databases, there are times when you want to make several changes to […]