FileMaker Search History Plugin fmRecentRecords

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View Your FileMaker Search History with fmRecentRecords

Today we are excited to release our second module for FileMaker developers: fmRecentRecords. It’s an easy-to-install plugin for FileMaker that lets you add a search history to the dashboard or menu screen. This way a user can get back to what they were working on from the home screen by clicking on recently viewed records. This assumes that users visit a small set of records on a regular basis. Automatically keeping those records at the user’s fingertips saves them time. Users won’t have to search for the same record multiple times a day.

This module stores information in a separate table each time a user visits a record, and notates the primary key, table name and some descriptive info (using an OnRecordLoad trigger). The dashboard shows a portal that displays the list of records that have been visited, with the most-recently visited record at the top. When a user clicks on an item, a script navigates to the appropriate record and layout using this stored info. As they visit the record less frequently, it falls lower in the list, and the most recently visited records show up at the top.

Main features:

  • Saves time for your users, and instantly adds value to your solution
  • Requires minimal changes to your database
  • Track records in any number of tables
  • Can be deployed within minutes
  • Will run using Perform Script on Server when the file is hosted, or automatically on the client machine when not hosted
  • FileMaker native functionality

Free download:  Download fmRecentRecords

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We hope you and your users enjoy this free download and save time!