In this post you will learn how to implement an intuitive web-based FileMaker Clockpicker using Bootstrap and jQuery in a few easy steps. Watch the tutorial and download the demo.
The Problem – Entering Time is Cumbersome
As a FileMaker developer and web developer, I often found myself in need of some way for a user to specify a time for some piece of data such as a calendar entry for an appointment or a deadline for a project. Typically this is tediously done with a painstaking entry of all hours and minutes in 15 minute increments or perhaps two separate value lists with hours and minutes. Then there’s the extreme version where you need 12 and 24 hour formats driven off of a table of records.
Whichever method you choose, none are very elegant from the developer’s standpoint nor are they very user friendly. I mean, who really wants to scroll through a giant list of times in order to find the correct one? Personally I can’t stand it and I knew there had to be a better way to do this so I began looking for a web based solution that I could easily implement into a FileMaker solution to make this nightmare end.
The Solution – The FileMaker Clockpicker
As usual, I landed on a great Bootstrap/jQuery plugin that is simple to setup and super intuitive. This turned out to be the perfect solution to an old problem that had never really gotten much attention so I decided to share this new FileMaker Clockpicker technique with you.
In the video below I will show you how to implement this great FileMaker Clockpicker into your own solution in a matter of minutes. A free sample file is included at the end of this post to help you get started.
Watch The Tutorial
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