Category Archives: InspectorPro

InspectorPro 6

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InspectorPro 6

Highlighting insight, performance and collaboration

Wow! InspectorPro 6 is finally here. Can’t even believe it. It was such a massive undertaking. Lots of great new things and many improvements. Really proud of this release. In the immortal words of the late Steve Jobs… “This is our best version ever”. The focus has been to deliver something that is truly useful. We hope this version helps you make informed decisions about your solutions.

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FileMaker Collaboration, Performance & Insight with InspectorPro

FileMaker Collaboration Performance and Insight with InspectorPro

FileMaker Meetups: Seattle, Portland, Santa Clara & LA

Beezwax’s Vincenzo Menanno is hitting the road this week to visit our FileMaker colleagues across the West Coast, talking about “FileMaker Collaboration, Performance and Insight with InspectorPro”. Vince will be presenting our latest research, development and product offerings to FileMaker Developer Meetups in Seattle, Portland, Santa Clara and Los Angeles. If it weren’t a 4-day work week, who knows what other cities we’d be visiting!

Here’s a schedule of events, dates and times — and a Big Thanks to Meetup organizers for your help in hosting Vince’s presentations.

We have a number of surprises up our sleeves that we can’t wait to show. If you’re a FileMaker Developer in any of these metropolitan areas, we hope to see you there!

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InspectorPro 5.5 Feature List!

InspectorPro 5.5 is here! With it come some great enhancements and complete support for FileMaker 14:

• Now supports new features, themes, and styles found in FileMaker 14
• New visualization gives you a quick view of referenced and unreferenced items and problems
• New streamlined database view to help you get a bird’s-eye view of your database
• Automatic detection of malformed XML or invalid characters

Let’s look at each of these items in more detail.

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CQDF Montréal 2015 – FileMaker

La 5e Conférence québécoise des développeurs FileMaker (CQDF) 2015: les 25, 26 et 27 mai 2015 à l’hôtel Le St-Sulpice situé dans le Vieux-Montréal. Vincenzo Menanno, Beezwax, présente:

L’ABC de la localisation

Mardi 26 mai 2015

Basé sur mon expérience de localisation du logiciel InspectorPro en plusieurs langues, je montrerai la technique que nous avons utilisée et je parlerai des avantages et inconvénients de cette approche. Les participants auront un fichier d’exemple réutilisable et adaptable pour autant de langues que nécessaires. Si vous avez une solution que vous souhaitez distribuer en plusieurs langues, venez assister à cette présentation et voyez comment il est facile de transformer votre solutions pour qu’elle supporte toutes les langues désirées.

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Using InspectorPro 5 with FileMaker Pro Advanced 14

FileMaker 14 is here, and while the Database Design Report (DDR) hasn’t changed, here’s a “Getting Started’ walkthrough for using InspectorPro with the latest version of FileMaker Pro Advanced.

To  generate a DDR, go into your FileMaker solution and select ‘Database Design Report’ under ‘Tools’.

Generating DDR 1

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What happens at FileMaker DevCon…

The Beezwax Team will be in Las Vegas July 20-23, 2015 for the FileMaker Developers Conference, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. While we still hotly debate when best to double down at blackjack, and can only hope an Elvis impersonator will insist we stay off his blue suede shoes, there is one sure bet about DevCon: It’s the place to collect a jackpot of information by attending some of the more than 70 sessions and unsessions covering the latest trends in FileMaker development.

We checked to see if you could convert this knowledge currency into poker chips, or FileMaker Certifications into tickets to the hottest shows on The Strip. Sorry, folks…no dice! Still, we hope you’ll join us and 1,200 other developers from around the world for what will be a fun, informative experience, as it is every year.

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InspectorPro – Helping you find problems

When you delete a field that calculations or scripts depend on, FileMaker provides great warnings.


FileMaker is not so graceful about providing similar warnings when deleting scripts. It’s usually impractical to know the potential consequences of deleting a script without a solution analysis tool like InspectorPro. It might be easy for you to remember the connections in a solution you just started solo work on, but it’s a completely different matter when it comes to a legacy solution that has been around for years (or days, for some of us!), or a solution with several developers each working on different interdependent components. It’s impossible to remember all the references to any particular script, even if you created all of them. InspectorPro tracks all this information for you with great level of detail so you can maintain solutions with confidence that your actions will not have any unintended consequences.

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hello San Antonio. hello FileMaker DevCon.

It’s FileMaker Developer Conference time, with 8 Beez in San Antonio for DevCon. We’re studying new development techniques from FileMaker Inc. and our industry peers, sharing a few methods of our own and even riding a few mechanical bulls at a real live cattle ranch!

Several members of Beezwax’s development team are featured presenters at FileMaker DevCon 2014, in the following sessions:

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[PR] Beezwax Announces InspectorPro 4 for FileMaker 12

Beezwax Announces InspectorPro 4 for FileMaker 12

Leading Developer Tool Now Up To 10x Faster, Provides Deeper Analysis for FileMaker 12 Databases

MIAMI, Fla. – July 16, 2012 – Beezwax Datatools, Inc. today announced InspectorPro 4, a major new version of the leading developer tool for FileMaker 12 database analysis. Rewritten from the ground up to take advantage of FileMaker 12’s new architecture, InspectorPro 4 is up to 10 times faster than previous versions at processing FileMaker Database Design Reports. New features provide deeper analysis of database elements, a central dashboard, localized UI options, and powerful data visualizations – enabling FileMaker developers to discover more about their databases than ever before.

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