Beginners FileMaker Pro 12 Training - A Practical Guide

An Essential Practical FileMaker Tutorial The Shows How To Unlock The Power Of FileMaker. No Prior Experience Required
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  • Contents Video: 9.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 4/2013 English

Course Description

This FileMaker Pro 12 training course from Infinite Skills introduces you to the basics of managing your data with the FileMaker Pro database. FileMaker 12 is a very popular cross-platform, relational database application that is known for its easy of use, and powerful, feature set.

This video based tutorial is designed for the beginner, and no previous experience in database design or FileMaker is required. You will start by exploring what a relational database is, and why you should use it. This course then takes you through the initial steps of building your interface using the FileMaker layout tools. You will learn how to work with your data - how to enter it, find it, and format it. The course also teaches you database design fundamentals, to ensure the integrity of your data. Other topics that are covered in this video tutorial for FileMaker Pro include; automating functions, using calculations with your data, identifying and using different relationship techniques, and of course, deploying your data.

Once you have completed this FileMaker Pro 12 beginners training course, you will have a clear understanding of what a relational database is and how you can create your database with FileMaker. You will understand how to create a basic interface for entering and accessing your data, and how to deploy your completed database. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

What are the requirements?

  • PC or Mac

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To learn the core fundamentals of using FileMaker
  • Learn how to create, use and secure FileMaker databases
  • Learn how to script, automate and use calculations to manipulate your data

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners to FileMaker

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
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0101 Overview
Preview
05:06
0102 Getting Going With FileMaker
Preview
04:49
0103 Starting A Database From Scratch
07:02
0104 Starting With The Manage Database Dialog
03:30
0105 The Language Of FileMaker
05:10
0106 Getting Used To The Status Toolbar
15:15
0107 Setting Up FileMaker Preferences
13:01
0108 Working With Data - Creating Records
07:28
0109 Basics Of Finding And Sorting
10:09
Section 2: What Belongs Where?
0201 Important Database Concepts
04:06
0202 Why Relationships Matter
13:30
0203 Modes Of Operation
04:57
0204 Basic Anatomy
03:55
0205 Preliminary Data Design
06:10
0206 Creating Structure For Your Data - Part 1
08:25
0207 Creating Structure For Your Data - Part 2
08:02
0208 Building Different Views
12:16
0209 Setting Up User Navigation
06:20
0210 Basics Of Data Security
04:37
0211 Controlling File Access
06:29
0212 FileMaker Advanced Features Overview
05:35
Section 3: Building The Interface
0301 Layouts And Context
05:51
0302 Using Layout Tools
08:09
0303 Creating And Formatting Objects
05:12
0304 Controlling Object Size And Position
02:54
0305 Layout Parts In Action
02:16
0306 FileMaker Visual Design
04:47
0307 Helping The User With Visual Cues
05:02
0308 Setting The Tab Order
03:49
0309 Objects And Associated Actions
04:08
Section 4: Adding Visual Power
0401 Setting Up Buttons
03:35
0402 Tab Control Objects
06:07
0403 Portals And Their Uses
04:23
0404 The World Of Web Viewers
03:52
0405 Specifying Tooltips
02:11
0406 Conditional Formatting
03:53
0407 Autosizing Objects
02:25
0408 Basic Data Presentation
07:18
Section 5: The Basics Of Working With Data
0501 Aids To Data Entry
05:38
0502 Committing Or Reverting Changes
04:23
0503 Values And Lists
04:02
0504 Shortcuts And Alternate Methods
02:57
0505 Finding And Omitting
05:38
0506 Finding Matching Records
02:55
0507 Compound Searches
02:15
0508 Multi-Request Finds
04:27
0509 Constraining And Extending
03:55
0510 Sorting And Summarizing
06:24
0511 Accessing Related Data
04:51
0512 Summarizing Related Data
03:55
0513 Incorporating Charts
05:12
0514 Importing And Exporting Data
05:18
0515 Saving And Sending Data
02:29
Section 6: Database Design Fundamentals
0601 Tables And Table Occurrences
06:29
0602 Fields And Data Type
04:37
0603 Global Field Behaviour
03:37
0604 Setting Up Basic Calculations
08:15
0605 Coding Logic
05:52
0606 Stored And Unstored Calculations
05:46
0607 Working With The Relationships Graph
09:58
Section 7: Automation Options
0701 Following The Script
03:40
0702 Creating A Script
08:39
0703 Actions In Sequence
05:40
0704 Script Editing Basics
11:25
0705 Working With Named Objects
07:22
0706 Scripted Navigation
04:25
0707 Scripting Conditional Sequences
06:53
0708 Scripting With Loops
05:58
0709 Buttons And Triggers
07:18
0710 Using Script Parameters
06:11
Section 8: Calculation Basics
0801 The Language Of Calculations
09:26
0802 Using Calculation Functions
15:32
0803 Understanding Boolean Logic
05:35
0804 Beyond Arithmetic
09:37
0805 Working With The Calculation Dialog
08:32
0806 More About Text Literals
06:49
0807 Dynamic Data And Dependencies
08:26
0808 Compound Calculation Expressions
06:26
Section 9: Relationship Techniques
0901 Key Fields And Their Characteristics
09:41
0902 Primary And Foreign Keys
09:33
0903 Relationship Operators
11:41
0904 Using Join Tables
09:34
0905 Filtering Portals
04:21
0906 Sorting Related Data
03:06
0907 Allow Create Relationships
04:12
Section 10: Deployment Considerations
1001 Single User Systems
05:03
1002 Parallel Solutions And Synchronization
04:18
1003 Networking And Peer-To-Peer
05:22
1004 Multi-User Considerations
03:51

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