June 15, 2007 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Goya Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the release of BaseElements 1.2. BaseElements is a FileMaker developer tool to analyze and document FileMaker database solutions. BaseElements provides a cross reference of every element in a solution and helps developers find and fix errors, track issues, document changes, and plan future development.
BaseElements takes a different approach to FileMaker solution analysis, by using standard and familiar methodologies to viewing and reporting on data, so that experienced FileMaker Pro developers can quickly and easily find exactly the information they're after. Everything in the entire solution is imported, cross referenced and accessible to search, list, sort, display and relate to every other object. As well, BaseElements includes error, unreferenced and warning reports to pick up on issues and identify elements that are no longer in use. If the developer has a question about their solution they need answered, BaseElements can answer it.
BaseElements 1.2 adds a raft of new features to the product. Developers now have the ability to track variables both globally and locally across the entire solution, so they can look at a script and see at a glance all of the variable names used, check for typos, and/or errors. Version 1.2 features a re-designed layout object model that shows more detail about layout objects and includes object names as well as which tab an object appears on.
Some other changes:
* A new ValueList reference list.
* The back and forward now remembers last active tab.
* Ability to show web compatible script steps live in a script.
* More detail of sort orders in Relationships and Portals.
Plus, BaseElements 1.2 allows you to create and edit layouts and scripts so you can add your own custom functionality to the solution.
"I am loving BaseElements and am using it all the time. Apart from the script debugger in FMP Advanced, it is my favourite development tool." - Daniel Kaan
BaseElements is an essential tool for anyone who works in FileMaker Pro as it helps make decisions about the effects of changes to a solution before they're made, document those changes, and provide tacit alerts if something is broken.
BaseElements is available as both standalone fp7 files or as a Runtime application, giving the developer a choice in how they wish to work. The xslt code to import the data is included and free for personal use as part of the license to BaseElements.
As well as a single user licence, Goya offers a very flexible site license option that is both a combination site licence and multiple user licence. Developers may use a copy of BaseElements either in a FileMaker server among multiple developers, or as single user version on an individual's machine, or both at the same time. Developers may try BaseElements completely unlocked for 30 days.
Based in Mt Waverley, Australia, Goya Pty Ltd has been a leading expert in FileMaker Pro development for over 10 years, with a diverse client list covering a similarly wide range of industries. By leveraging depth of experience and a tremendous library of existing modules, Goya has established strategic relationships with other FileMaker Pro developers by making available their suite of developer tools as well. Goya Pty Ltd is Nicholas Orr, John Adams, Michelle Wild, Stuart McLellan and Darrin Southern.