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FileMaker Pro 12: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)by Susan Prosser
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You dont have to be a techie to use FileMaker Pro 12, but you do need to know what youre doing. With this crystal-clear guide, youll learn how to create a powerful database that lets you do almost anything with your data. Whether youre running a business, printing a catalog, or planning a wedding, youll learn how to customize your database and put it to work.
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FileMaker Pro 12: The Missing Manual is the clear, thorough, and accessible guide to the latest version of this popular desktop database program. FileMaker Pro lets you do almost anything with the information you give it. You can print a catalog, plan your retirement, or run a small business — if you know what you're doing. This book helps you build your database and organize all of your information quickly and efficiently. Most of all, you'll come away with an understanding of FileMaker Pro and the ability to develop new, creative database solutions.
The new edition gives novices and experienced users the scoop on the latest version and all its new features. You'll learn how to automate repetitive tasks with FileMaker Pro's easy-to-learn scripting language, protect your database with passwords and control user access; outfit your database for the Web; and import and export your database to other formats.
About the Author
Susan Prosser is a reformed journalist who's stopped trying to bring information to the people and now helps them manage the data they already have. She is a FileMaker Certified Developer and has developed FileMaker databases for 12 years, and also trains and writes curricula for other developers.
Stuart Gripman is the founder of Crooked Arm Corp, a full-service FileMaker Pro consulting and development firm based in Berkeley, California. A FileMaker Certified Developer, he has written for both Macworld and MacLife.
Table of Contents
The Missing CreditsIntroductionPart 1: Getting Started with FileMakerChapter 1: Working with a DatabaseChapter 2: Organizing and Editing RecordsPart 2: Building Your First DatabaseChapter 3: Creating a Custom DatabaseChapter 4: Adding Power to Your DatabasePart 3: Thinking Like a DeveloperChapter 5: Creating and Managing a Relational DatabaseChapter 6: Field OptionsChapter 7: Layout MechanicsChapter 8: Layout DesignChapter 9: Understanding CalculationsChapter 10: More Calculations and Data TypesChapter 11: Understanding ScriptsChapter 12: Exploring Script StepsPart 4: Becoming a Power DeveloperChapter 13: Applying Developer UtilitiesChapter 14: Advanced Relationship TechniquesChapter 15: Reporting and AnalysisChapter 16: Advanced CalculationsChapter 17: Advanced ScriptingPart 5: Security and IntegrationChapter 18: Sharing Your DatabaseChapter 19: Adding SecurityChapter 20: Sharing Data with Other SystemsPart 6: AppendixesGetting HelpFile ConversionUsing the Insert Commands with Container FieldsFileMaker Error Codes
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