FileMaker has released the first update for FileMaker Pro 11. The full details and downloads are available here. As with all updates, there is a lot there and I’d suggest that they’re worth downloading for all users.

One curious inclusion in the fixes was this :

Addressed an issue with empty merge variables appearing on layouts in Browse, Find, and Preview modes.

This is a very good change from the previous behaviour where empty layout variables would show the variable name. When introduced, this was cited as a feature, so you could see what the layout name was and fix the display. I’m glad this one was changed as the first workaround people looked at was how to style an empty variable to not display when empty.

I’m now building the BaseElements 3 beta with the new v2 updates and will hopefully have it out later today.