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FileMaker Platform for LawAlign

Created: Nov 12, 2017 2:08 am
Topics: Features , FileMaker
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Cross-platform capability. LawAlign can run on Windows, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Web or any combination of these platforms.

Less costly development. Thanks to FileMaker's rapid development tools, we can work faster and handle customization more easily, thus reducing the costs of development.

Power. FileMaker is based on a powerful database engine that can support terabytes of data and hundreds of users that includes a PHP API for driving your business. It's used by many small and mid-sized businesses as their enterprise database engine and by large corporations and government agencies to support departmental applications.

Reports & Charts in Minutes. Ability to create reports with ease. Group and summarize your information while being able to modify your reports in various ways.

iPad and iPhone Solutions. Access LawAlign on the go through your iPad and iPhone. Complete tasks, track documents and enjoy the ability to be able to work on your cases and calendar at any given moment.

Working with Microsoft Excel. Export in and out of Excel. Using FileMaker and Excel together you can take data analysis to the highest level.

Security. Data is encrypted while moving over a network and web. Now your data is also encrypted when it's on a FileMaker client or is hosted on a FileMaker server. AES 256-bit encryption ensures complete security at all times. 

Technical Specifications for FileMaker Pro 16

The items described below are the maximum technical limits of FileMaker Pro. These limits may vary depending on disk space, available memory and how the solution was created.

Operating system requirements
File size:Limited only by disk space, to a maximum of 8 TB (terabytes) on a hard disk and OS API capability
Number of files per disk:Limited only by disk space
Number of files/windows open simultaneously:

Mac OS: Up to 125 files/windows recommended.
Windows: Up to 125 files/windows is recommended. NOTE: the actual number is determined by factors such as:

- The visibility of the Formatting Bar and the Status Area
- The machines resources
- The size assigned to the FileMaker Pro Cache
- Limit is lower on Retina type devices

It is possible to have more than or less than 125 windows available to open. If you find that you are unable to open 125 windows, it is recommended to keep the Formatting Bar, Layout Bar and Status Toolbar hidden when possible

Number of files shared:There is no limit.  See Number of files/windows open simultaneously above.
Maximum field size, by type:
  • Text: < 10,000,000 characters per field per repetition (limited by available memory) with optional text style runs and paragraph runs. Index is based on the first 100 characters of each word or value.
  • Number: Support values from 10^-400 up to 10^400 and the negative values of the same range. Index based on the first 400 significant digits. Up to 1 billion characters per field. The first 400 digits are indexed.
  • Date: Gregorian calendar with the range of 1/1/0001...12/31/4000. Month, day, year order based on system settings when file is created.
  • Time: Input formats: Hour:Minute:Seconds. Fractional, Hour:Minute:Seconds,Minute:Seconds.Fractional, Hour:Minute, Seconds.Fractional and Seconds. Time may be preceded by a negative sign and each numeric value must be in a range of 0 to 999999. Times are not limited to 24-hour format to allow for calculations spanning multiple days. If the minutes or seconds exceed 60, the excess is carried over to minutes or hours as appropriate.
  • Timestamp: Standard date followed by spaces and then by a time in the range of 0:0:0.0 to 23:59:59.999999.
  • Container: Multiple streams of binary data totaling no more then 4 gigabytes per container field. (remote storage available)
  • Calculation: Depends on result type.
  • Summary: Depends on result type. 
Length of field name:Up to 100 characters.
Number of fields/columns per record: 256 million total fields over life time of file. 
Number of remote users:Maximum of 5 concurrent clients (not including the host). FileMaker Go clients are included in the limit of 5 users
Number of relationships per file:Limited only by disk space or maximum file size.
Number of tables per file:1 million
Number of records per table:64 quadrillion total records over life time of file.
Maximum record size:Limited by disk space or maximum file size
Number of Web Viewer objects per file:No hard limit. The more Web Viewer objects on a layout can slow down printing, Preview mode, switching between records and scrolling through records for layouts that include multiple Web Viewers.
Indexed (key) fields per file:Any field may be specified to index as an option, except: Container, Summary, Global, or unstored Calculation fields.
Maximum length for a Layout Object name:Up to 100 characters.
Table view width limitation:32000 * 32000 points.
Serial number options:The maximum number is limited by the Number type's range. In the Auto-Enter Serial Number option, user can enter up to 255 characters in the 'next value' edit control and numbers in the range 1 to 32767 in the 'increment by' edit control. If alpha numeric the rightmost characters that are numbers are incremented.
Number of field repetitions (sub records):Up to 32,000 for each field.
Number of sort levels:No limit
Size of calculation formula:Maximum of 30,000 characters, including text and numbers, any referenced fields, operators, functions and parentheses.
Number of calculation functions:
  • Aggregate 10
  • Container 18
  • Date 13
  • Design 21
  • Financial 4
  • Get 118 
  • Logical 19
  • Mobile 3
  • Number 18
  • Repeating 3
  • Summary 1
  • Text 54
  • Text Formatting 10
  • Time 4
  • Timestamp 1
  • Trigonometric 9
Number of summary functions:8
Number of layouts per file:Limited by disk space or maximum file size.
Layout size:32,000pt x 32,000pt; may be limited by currently selected printer and page setup. Objects beyond current page width do not print
Number of layout objects:Maximum of 32,768 objects on each layout. Note:  The more objects on a layout may require additional processing time.
Number of scripts:Limited by disk space. Displayed in Scripts menu: 512 on Windows, 32,767 on Mac OS.
Number of columns across the page:Up to 99 columns
Number of labels across the page:Up to 99 labels
File formats for import:Comma-Separated Text (.csv or .txt), dBASE III and IV DBF (.dbf), FileMaker Pro, Merge, Microsoft Excel (.xslx), Tab-Separated Text (.tab or .txt), XML and ODBC
File formats for export:Comma-Separated Text (.csv or .txt), dBASE III and IV DBF (.dbf), FileMaker Pro, HTML Table, Merge, Microsoft Excel (.xslx), Tab-Separated Text (.tab or .txt), XML
Picture formats for import:GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpg), JPEG 2000 (.jp2) (OS X), MacPaint (.mac) (OS X), PDF (.pdf) (OS X), Photoshop (.psd) (OS X), PNG (.png), SGI (.sgi) (OS X), Targa (.tga) (OS X), TIFF (.tif), Windows bitmap (.bmp), Windows Metafile/Enhanced Metafile (.wmf/.emf) (Windows)
Audio/Video formats for import: AIFF Audio file (.aif, .aiff), AVI movie (.avi), MP3 Audio File (.mp3), MPEG-4 Audio File (.m4a), MPEG-4 movie (.mp4), MPEG movie (.mpg, .mpeg), MPEG-4 video file (.m4v), QuickTime Movie (.mov, .qt) (see notes below), Sun Audio file (.au), WAVE Audio File (.wav), Windows Media Audio (.wma), Windows Media Videos (.wmv) (see notes below)
Limit of Repetitions for Variables in an Iterative loop:10^17 for variables defined as numbers (16.0.1)
10^400 for variables defined as numbers (beginning 16.0.2)
Recursion limit for custom function:
  • 50,000 recursive calls total
  • The call stack is only allowed to be 10,000 calls deep at any point. If these limits are violated, the custom function will return "?".

Note that tail-recursion is properly optimized, so tail calls do not increase the size of the call stack.


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