Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with FileMaker

    1. Chapter 1 Working with Your Database

      1. A Very Quick Database Tour
      2. Opening and Closing Database Files
      3. Adding Data to Your Database
      4. Navigating Your Database
      5. Finding Records
      6. Sorting Records
      7. Same Database, Different Views
      8. Saving Your Database
      9. Using FileMaker’s Help Menu
    2. Chapter 2 Organizing and Editing Records

      1. Views
      2. Advanced Find Techniques
      3. Editing What’s in Your Fields
      4. Changing Text Appearance
      5. Checking Spelling
      6. Preview Mode and Printing
  2. Building Your First Database

    1. Chapter 3 Creating a Custom Database

      1. Creating a New Database
      2. Creating and Managing Fields in Form View
      3. Understanding Layouts
      4. Customizing a Layout
      5. Creating a New Layout
      6. Arrange and Align Tools
    2. Chapter 4 Adding Power to Your Database

      1. Creating a Simple Calculation
      2. Creating a Related Table
      3. Creating and Using Portals
      4. Using Tab Controls
      5. Adding Merge Fields
      6. Writing a Basic Script
      7. Creating a Dynamic Report with the Assistant
      8. Creating a Trailing Group Report
      9. Creating Charts in Table View
      10. Changing the Default Account
      11. Summing Up
  3. Thinking Like a Developer

    1. Chapter 5 Creating and Managing a Relational Database

      1. Understanding Relational Databases
      2. Modeling Your Database
      3. Creating a Relational Database
      4. Using Relational Database Power
      5. Lookups
      6. Reviewing Relationship Concepts
    2. Chapter 6 Field Options

      1. Understanding Field Types
      2. Auto-Enter Field Options
      3. Validation Options
      4. Storage Options
      5. Beyond Text: Container Fields
    3. Chapter 7 Layout Mechanics

      1. Layout Types
      2. Layout Parts
      3. Formatting Fields
      4. Advanced Field Controls
      5. Tab Order
      6. Creating Layouts for Printing
    4. Chapter 8 Layout Design

      1. Layout Themes
      2. Touch Themes
      3. Styles
      4. Grids, Guides, and Dynamic Guides
      5. Screen Stencils
      6. Data Formatting
      7. Merge Fields
      8. Merge Variables
      9. Tooltips
      10. Autosizing
      11. Buttons
      12. Slide Controls
    5. Chapter 9 Understanding Calculations

      1. Understanding Calculations
      2. Using a Related Field in a Calculation
      3. Understanding the Specify Calculation Dialog Box
      4. Auto-Enter Calculations
      5. Validate Data Entry with a Calculation
      6. Commenting in Calculations
    6. Chapter 10 More Calculations and Data Types

      1. Number Crunching Calculations
      2. Going Beyond Basic Calculations
      3. Text Calculations
      4. Date and Time Calculations
      5. Containers in Calculations
    7. Chapter 11 Understanding Scripts

      1. Understanding Scripts
      2. Your First Script
      3. Shortcuts to the Edit Script Window
      4. The Importance of the Layout
      5. Running Scripts
      6. Organizing Your Scripts
      7. Branching and Looping in Scripts
      8. Script Triggers
    8. Chapter 12 Exploring Script Steps

      1. Go to Layout
      2. Go to Object
      3. Scripting for Fields
      4. Working with Records
      5. Finding Records
      6. Sorting Records
      7. Working with Windows
      8. Working with Files
      9. Printing
      10. Other Script Steps
  4. Becoming a Power Developer

    1. Chapter 13 Applying Developer Utilities

      1. Copying and Pasting Database Structure
      2. Script Debugger
      3. The Data Viewer
      4. Disable Script Steps
      5. The Database Design Report
      6. Custom Functions
      7. Custom Menus
      8. Developer Utilities
      9. File Maintenance
    2. Chapter 14 Advanced Relationship Techniques

      1. Advanced Relationships
      2. Portal Filtering
      3. Understanding Table Occurrences
      4. Table Occurrence Groups
      5. Understanding Graph Arrangements
      6. Connecting Database Files
      7. Using Multiple Relationship Techniques
    3. Chapter 15 Reporting and Analysis

      1. Summary Fields and Subsummary Parts
      2. Web Viewer Objects
      3. Conditional Formatting
      4. Basic Charting (Found Set Charts)
      5. Chart Formatting
      6. Charting and Reports
      7. Advanced Charting
    4. Chapter 16 Advanced Calculations

      1. Understanding Boolean Functions
      2. Using Storage Options
      3. Logical Functions
      4. The Let() Function and Variables
      5. Recursion
      6. Plug-Ins
    5. Chapter 17 Advanced Scripting

      1. Commenting Scripts
      2. Importing Scripts
      3. Communicating with Database Users
      4. Creating Modular Scripts
      5. Script Parameters
      6. Script Variables
      7. Handling Errors
      8. Advanced Script Triggers
      9. Putting a Complex Script Together
  5. Security and Integration

    1. Chapter 18 Adding Security

      1. How Security Works
      2. Privilege Sets
      3. Managing Accounts
      4. Extended Privileges
      5. Managing External File Access
      6. Scripts and Security
    2. Chapter 19 Sharing Data Using FileMaker Server

      1. Understanding Database Sharing
      2. FileMaker Network Sharing
      3. Working with a Shared File
      4. FileMaker Server
      5. Server Hardware
    3. Chapter 20 Sharing Data with WebDirect and FileMaker Go

      1. Understanding WebDirect
      2. Enabling WebDirect in a Database
      3. Opening a Database in FileMaker Go
      4. Connecting with a Web Browser
      5. Designing for WebDirect and FileMaker Go
      6. Designing for Go
      7. Designing for WebDirect
      8. Customizing the WebDirect Home Page
      9. Sharing Databases on the Internet Without WebDirect
    4. Chapter 21 Sharing Data with Other Systems

      1. Sharing Your Data with Others
      2. Snapshot Link
      3. External SQL Sources
      4. Exporting Data
      5. Importing Data
      6. Import Data Sources
      7. Importing and Exporting in a Script
  6. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Getting Help

      1. Getting Help from FileMaker Pro
      2. FileMaker’s Installed Extras
      3. Getting Help from the Community
    2. Appendix File Conversion

      1. Compatibility
      2. Understanding Conversion
      3. Start with a Test Run
      4. Converting a Single File
      5. Converting Multiple Files
    3. Appendix Using the Insert Commands with Container Fields

      1. Notes
    4. Appendix FileMaker Error Codes