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Special Edition Using FileMaker 9


The only FILEMAKER 9 book you need


We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward FileMaker® 9 proficiency and the use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on FileMaker® 9, Special Edition Using FileMaker® 9 is the only book you need.


Make the most of FileMaker 9:

     •    Integrate the Web with FileMaker using the new Web Viewer

     •    Use the new external data sources techniques with SQL and ODBC

     •    Discover how to add supplemental fields in FileMaker to external SQL data sources

     •    See how the major changes in script editing and debugging can help you

     •    Learn new layout techniques, including conditional formatting and auto-resizing layout objects

     •    Find out how to use the new FileMaker Server Admin Console to administer databases

     •    Publish FileMaker databases on the Web using Instant Web Publishing, and use Custom Web Publishing with PHP or XML/XSLT


“The new FileMaker 9 product line is the most dramatic new offering in years with over 30 ease-of-use breakthroughs; and Special Edition Using FileMaker 9 is an excellent desk reference and companion resource for all FileMaker professionals!”

–Rick Kalman,

Senior Product Manager,

FileMaker, Inc.


Jesse Feiler is a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance. He regularly consults on FileMaker and develops FileMaker solutions for small businesses, non-profits, art, retail point-of-sale, publishing, marketing, and other markets. He has created a number of video training courses, including one on FileMaker 7 and appears regularly on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Roundtable and Vox Pop shows.



Download modified FileMaker Starter solutions with added fields, scripts, and layouts to illustrate techniques in the book, along with other materials, from and


Category        Database

Covers           FileMaker 9

User Level     Intermediate–Advanced


Book News Annotation:

Written for experienced database users and designers, this guide explains how to build FileMaker 9 database systems with multiple data tables, share data with other applications, and deploy a database. Topics of the 30 chapters include layouts, calculation functions, programming with scripts, reporting, the web viewer, selection portals, ODBC/JDBC, transforming XML, instant web publishing, PHP web publishing, plug-ins, and the FileMaker Server. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Jesse Feiler has worked with FileMaker since its beginnings. He has written a number of books about FileMaker as well as Mac OS X, the Web, and new technologies; his books have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Polish, German, Spanish, French, and other languages. His most recent book is How To Do Everything with Web 2.0 Mashups. As director of North Country Consulting, he has designed and implemented a variety of FileMaker solutions for small businesses and non-profits in fields such as production, marketing, the arts, printing and publishing, food service, and construction. He has taught and consulted widely on non-profit governance, and he is the founder of–a listing of cultural events in 2 states, 2 countries, and 2 languages.


Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started with FileMaker 9

1 FileMaker Overview

2 Using FileMarker Pro

3 Defining and Working with Fields

4 Working with Layouts

Part II: Developing Solutions with FileMaker 9

5 Relational Database Design

6 Working with Multiple Tables

7 Working with Relationships

8 Getting Started with Calculations

9 Getting Started with Scripting

10 Getting Started with Reporting

Part III: Developer Techniques

11 Developing for Multiuser Deployment

12 Implementing Security

13 Using the Web Viewer

14 Advanced Interface Techniques

15 Advanced Calculation Techniques

16 Advanced Scripting Techniques

17 Advanced Protal Techniques

18 Advanced FileMaker Solution Architecture

19 Debugging and Troubleshooting

20 Converting Systems from Previous Versions of FileMaker Pro

Part IV: Data Integration and Publishing

21 Integrating FileMaker Pro with Other Databases in Real Time

22 Importing Data into FileMaker Pro

23 Exporting Data from FileMaker

24 Instant Web Publishing

25 FileMaker and Web Services

26 Custom Web Publishing

27 Custom Web Publishing with PHP

Part V: Deploying a FileMaker Solution

28 Deploying and Extending FileMaker

29 FileMaker Server and Server Advanced

30 FileMaker Mobile

Product Details

Feiler, Jesse
Que Publishing
Love, Scott
Lane, Steve
Database Management - General
Database management
Database design
Edition Description:
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Special Edition Using
Publication Date:
November 2007
Grade Level:
9.11x7.19x1.87 in. 3.07 lbs.

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