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Once upon a time, you were an experienced FileMaker user. Now there's an updated version of the software and you feel like you're back at the beginning of the story. Special Edition Using FileMaker 7 can help you get back to "happily ever after" with your database building skills. Frequent tips, case studies and thorough examples create a learning experience as if you were in the same room with the experienced FileMaker developers. Written by The Moyer Group, a leading FileMaker Pro consulting and training organization, this book will show you how to avoid mistakes and save time in developing databases. A CD is included to show you sample files with before-and-after examples, as well as an interface explorer tool that will allow you to prototype interfaces quickly for clients. Special Edition Using FileMaker 7 is sure to keep you from seeing the end of your database building days.
Welcome to FileMaker Pro 7.
I. GETTING STARTED WITH FILEMAKER.
1. FileMaker Overview.
2. Using FileMaker Pro.
3. Defining and Working with Fields.
4. FileMaker Fundamentals: Working with Layouts.
II. Developing Solutions with FileMaker.
5. Relational Database Design.
6. Working with Multiple Tables.
7. Working with Relationships.
8. Getting Started with Calculations.
9. Getting Started with Scripting.
10. Reporting with Grouped Data.
III. DEVELOPER TECHNIQUES.
11. Developing for Multi-User Deployment.
12. Implementing Security.
13. Advanced Layout Techniques.
14. Specialized Calculation Functions.
15. Advanced Scripting.
16. Working with Portals.
18. Converting Systems from Previous Versions of FileMaker Pro.
IV. DATA INTEGRATION AND PUBLISHING.
19. Importing Data into FileMaker Pro.
20. Getting Data Out of FileMaker.
21. Instant Web Publishing.
22. FileMaker and Web Services.
23. Custom Web Publishing.
V. DEPLOYING A FILEMAKER SOLUTION.
24. FileMaker Deployment Options.
25. FileMaker Server.
26. FileMaker Developer and Plug-ins.
Appendix A: Additional Resources.
Appendix B: Calculation Function Reference.
Appendix C: Script Step Reference.
Appendix D: Documenting FileMaker Pro Systems.