How to Build an Alert in FileMaker 16 in Five Minutes

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In this vlog, we cover building a simple alert (or dialog) in FileMaker 16 in about five minutes. Creating an alert using this tutorial allows for more flexibility, both in terms of appearance as well as follow-up actions available for the end user.

The reasons for building an alert into an application vary greatly depending on each individual need, but here are some basic examples:

  • Notifying or reminding the end user about a task assigned to them
  • Notifying the end user about an update to the application
  • Notifying the end user about a message from another user