Spafford Data Solutions releases book: FileMaker User Management

Discussion created by paulspafford on Jan 22, 2014

January 22, 2014: Spafford Data Solutions, of Ottawa, Ontario announced the immediate availability of Paul Spafford's new instructional book for FileMaker developers.


FileMaker User Management: Creating a User Preferences Table and Empowering Your Users to Manage Accounts


Paul Spafford, the developer/writer behind the popular blog has gone one step further in teaching advanced development technique for beginner to intermediate level developers.


The 45-page book gives step-by-step instructions, with screenshots, for how to create a User table in any database. This will allow you to set up different settings for different users. Here are a few things you can do with that User table:

  • Set different zoom levels per user;
  • Have different users start on a different layout;
  • Adjust to fit vs. maximize the windows for different users;
  • Make your users' lives easier by auto-entering some important data;
  • Increase security, once again, by auto-entering some important data;
  • Anything else you may think of.


But that's not even the coolest part.


You can also set up this User table to allow your users to manage the accounts in their database, without having to give them full access to the file! You can give them the ability to change account names, change passwords, re-assign to different privilege sets, create new users, and deactivate current users - all without full access to the database!


Doesn't this sound great? Give your users the power to manage themselves. Once you set this up, they'll think you're a superhero.


Haven't you always wanted to be a superhero?


Go to the web site for Spafford Data Solutions if you're interested.