Our meetings are generally held the first Thursday evening of each month unless otherwise noted below. The meeting announcement and agenda is sent to members via email. If you are not presently receiving email announcments, you may add your name to the mailing list by clicking this email link sign up here. Upcoming meeting dates and times, as well as agenda topics are listed below and are subject to change. Please visit this calendar page for updates.

Upcoming Meetings

Denver Area Filemaker User Group

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Meeting Notice

Attention: DAFMUG members and interested public.

Amid ongoing public concern about the spread of COVID-19, the DAFMUG team is concerned for the health, safety, and well-being of our members. We have reviewed the risks involved. We have decided to change upcoming meetings in an effort to reduce the risk of infection to anyone attending who may come in contact with someone who either has or may have been exposed to the virus. We cannot afford the risk of anyone being unnecessarily infected.

We want to prevent the virus from spreading and protect our members. So, we will be suspending meeting at public places during the coming weeks/months until we are assured it is safe to once again gather together at a restaurant or any public place. We can still find other ways to offer help to DAFMUG members.

In the meantime, we are providing an alternative to a face-to-face meeting. We are hosting virtual online meetings each month to allow members to share via hosted connection to an audio-visual session remotely on their favorite device. We invite members to exchange ideas, and trouble-shoot FileMaker issues. Our team is using the popular video conference service Zoom. We're excited to provide this alternative. Eventually, we may get back to attending a more familiar meeting venue that allows social interaction and food, like we’ve enjoyed in the past.

Join Our Zoom Meeting (RSVP if you haven't already done so)

To join us online, please send your email request with the subject: DAFMUG Online Meeting Access RSVP. Send us your full name and the email address you plan to use for connection on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM. Send your email message to this link. Those of you who have already responded to our team's invitation last month, we've got you covered. For those who respond and accept the invitation to join, we will provide complete details for joining with instructions to connect in a separate email. Help will be provided if you are having difficulty connecting.

Please bear with us as we work through the health risks, and continue to support our member’s needs. We will send out a separate email invitation to interested members, with connection access instructions for individual meetings. Remember, you can always contact our group with specific questions via email at this link. Just provide a quick summary of your question or problem. Be sure to indicate your platform (Macintosh, Windows, iOS). And state the version of operating system and version of FileMaker you are using. Someone will respond to you.

Reminder: meeting dates are FIRST THURSDAY each month

The Denver Area FileMaker User Group Zoom meetings have moved back to Thursday evenings as it had been in years past. Starting in December 2022 going forward, meetings will begin at 7 pm and run until 9 pm on Zoom. New meeting invitations with connection details will be emailed to members who already signed up on the invitation list

June 1 Meeting Agenda

FileMaker: Hiding In Plain Sight (discussion)

Random useful FileMaker functions that you may not have happened upon.

Dean Ingram of Sirius Onsite recently passed the FileMaker 2022 exam (Woot!). Studying for the exam revealed a few obscure useful features you may not know about Or maybe you do. Bring any of your own obscure tricks you might want to share.

If anyone is interested in taking the certification exam before it all changes next year, we can discuss preparation and what to expect from a recent test-taker.

Sessions Request (now accepting member submittals)

We've had a couple abbreviated version of meeting presentation called the "Session” format. It’s similar to a full presentation, but informal and more compact. It requires very little in terms of preparation. Session activities are meant to describe a narrow focus topic. Examples include:

  • implementing an auto-enter field with custom validation scheme when editing (script triggers)
  • a scripting technique that evaluates multiple params to allow/disable the editing of a record (state qualification)
  • a scripted technique to restrict editing of a field value exclusively to the owner of the record (login ID)
  • record isolation when editing a record (script trigger)
  • scripted interactions with FileMaker Server

We are now accepting submittals for Sessions. We are asking members to consider something practical to share with the group. All members appreciate learning from each other. This is a good opportunity to show a special feature that’s simple enough to implement in any project. And it’s typically loads of fun to discover new uses for a simple technique while sharing with the group.

We encourage your submissions at any time for future meetings. Send your submittals to with the subject: "DAFMUG Presentation" together with 1) title of Session; 2) a brief description of the purpose and expected value to designing a project. The description should be suitable to put into a meeting announcement. To submit your session or any presentation, send your proposal to this link with the subject: "DAFMUG Presentation."


The group has new presentations, workshops on specific topics, demos of new products and tools at each monthly meeting. We are reaching out to the community. Your participation is welcome.

Please check this web page for future event updates concerning collaboration options and meeting venue announcements.

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