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Q&A

  1. What is probably the biggest waste of computing power and time in using FileMaker?

  1. Sorting entire database tables when sorting only the relevant found records would suffice.

  1. How does the FileMaker find mechanism compare to that of SQL?

  1. SQL is used not just to create database queries but also to manipulate the database. Through its xDBC interface, FileMaker can respond to SQL queries. It's easy to build up complex retrieval requests through FileMaker requests. Each request is fairly simple, and FileMaker combines them into a complex retrieval. In this way, many people find FileMaker easier than SQL.

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