I’ve been working on a couple large JSON projects over the last few months, and with the one year anniversary of FileMaker having built-in JSON capabilities just around the corner, this seems an opportune moment to share some reflections and opinions (some of which may contradict JSON-related opinions I have expressed previously).
Demo file: json-sandbox.zip
The following is intended to be a series of observations, rather than a structured introduction to JSON in FileMaker. If you’re looking for the latter, I recommend these resources in particular.
- DB Services: FileMaker JSON Functions
- Skeleton Key: FileMaker 16 – New JSON Functions
- Lumin Fire: FileMaker 16’s New JSON Functions
- FileMaker Pro 16 Help: Working With The JSON Functions
At any rate, if you’re not yet completely comfortable with JSON perhaps some of the following will be helpful, or failing that, amusing (intentionally or otherwise). Continue reading