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FileMaker Pro Beginning: Getting Started as a Developer

Class Details

Length of class: two days
Price per person: $695
Version covered: 19


This 2-day class, taught by FileMaker Certified Developer Tim Jones, will give you a solid foundation of knowledge to use in developing FileMaker database solutions. Learn how to plan database structures, create E-R diagrams, define tables, fields and relationships, import data, create basic layouts, find and sort records, and write simple calculations.


This class requires only basic computing skills, such as using a mouse and opening and closing windows. No prior FileMaker Pro or database experience is required.


Plan a Database Solution
- overview of the FileMaker platform
- plan database solutions and create E-R Diagram
- create new empty database file
- define tables and fields
- set auto-enter options and validation rules
- create simple calculation fields

Understand Relationships
- understand and diagnose relationship types
- resolve many-to-many relationships
- define relationships between tables

Work with Data
- create, edit and delete records
- import data from Excel and other sources
- import a batch of images
- convert Excel sheet into a new database
- place portals and related fields on layouts

Design Layouts
- create layouts optimized for Desktop and mobile
- use themes and styles to update formatting on all layouts
- display related data
- define data-driven value lists and drop-down menus

Find and Sort
- find records using multiple criteria and requests
- constrain and extend the found set
- sort records by multiple fields
- printing records

Upcoming Dates

Tue-Wed, October 13-14, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mon-Tue, November 16-17, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM