Easily Create Public URLs from your FileMaker Calendars

You can now easily publish and share calendars and project timelines with folks outside your organization who may not have access to your FileMaker solution.

The new “share” menu in DayBack Online will create a public url matching your view: shares can include events from multiple tables and respect your filters. What you see is exactly what gets shared.

Changes made in DayBack are automatically synced to that url so it stays up to date.

We love this new feature and are using it to publish our own schedules, including the agenda for the PauseOnError conference (see the schedule).

Highlights

  • Share recipients don’t need a DayBack Online account (or a FileMaker account) to view your share. They just click on the url you’ve sent them, and they’re in.
  • If you want to share read-write access to your calendars they’ll need a DayBack Online account: here’s how to invite someone to your DayBack Online account.
  • Shares include DayBack-specific views like the horizon (gantt chart) and resource planning grids.
  • Changes made inside DayBack Calendar are synced to the share in realtime. Manual updates will sync changes made outside of DayBack, including records that weren’t part of the original share.
  • You can create multiple shares from the same calendar, sharing just a filtered subset of your schedule.

More details are available in our documentation, including notes on how to restrict the creation of shares, and how to style your shared pages. Here’s a quick video of what sharing looks like in practice:

Get It Now

Sharing is a benefit of your DayBack Online subscription and is already available in your group (or start a trial of 30-day DayBack Online here). Please check it out, share your plans, and get everyone on the same page.

Coming to FileMaker Pro (desktop)

Right now, clicking “share” is only available in DayBack Online but it should be available in regular DayBack (for FileMaker Pro client) in a couple weeks. This FileMaker client version will be the easiest way to share your FileMaker events–easier than plugins, Zulu, or SeedCode Subscribe, as it won’t require you to install anything on your FileMaker Server, won’t require web publishing (so it will work in FileMaker Cloud) and won’t even require you use FileMaker Server. =) Stay tuned.

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