Introduction to FileMaker Pro

FileMaker Pro is the database “for the rest of us” - a rapid development tool that non-coders can use to manage all aspects of their business. Our introductory course teaches the key techniques in FileMaker needed to build databases, including table structure, layout design, comprehensive search techniques and ways to control the consistency and appearance of data. The course also introduces the fundamentals of relational database design, so that information can be shared across layouts, and the basics of simple automation using buttons.

Getting started

Creating and modifying layouts

Simple Button actions

Comprehensive searching techniques

Controlling entry of data into fields

Calculation fields

Updating record sets

Summary fields and summarised reports

Merge Fields and “Mail Merge” style options

Creating simple charts

Introduction to Relational Databases