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FileMaker pro 8: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

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Publisher Comments:

Geoff Coffey has been helping people solve problems with FileMaker Pro for over 10 years. He is a partner at Six Fried Rice (http://sixfriedrice.com/), a FileMaker Pro consulting and training firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. Six Fried Rice brings the power and simplicity of FileMaker Pro to individuals, workgroups, enterprise, and the web through world-class training, expert advice, and custom development. He lives in downtown Phoenix with his wife of 14 years and his two daughters, Isabel (9) and Sophia (5). If you're a FileMaker fan, you can reach Geoff any time at geoff@sixfriedrice.com.

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. Susan is a FileMaker Certified Developer and has developed FileMaker databases for 12 years, but returns to her roots by training and writing curriculum for other developers.

Synopsis:

Describes the fundamentals of FileMaker pro 8, covering such topics as editing records, creating layouts, calculations, scripting, and security.

Synopsis:

Used by millions worldwide, FileMaker Pro is an award-winning database program for managing people, projects, images, assets, and other information. It's easy to use and totally customizable--so long as you know what you're doing. But FileMaker Pro doesn't come with a printed manual, so FileMaker Pro: The Missing Manual is the

Table of Contents

Copyright; The Missing Credits; About the Authors; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgements; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; Why FileMaker Pro?; What's New in FileMaker Pro 8; The Very Basics; About This Book; Part I: Introduction to FileMaker Pro; Chapter 1: Your First Database; 1.1 A Very Quick Database Tour; 1.2 Creating a New Database; 1.3 Opening and Closing Database Files; 1.4 Saving Your Databases; 1.5 Adding Records to Your Database; 1.6 Navigating Your Database; 1.7 Same Database, Multiple Windows; Chapter 2: Organizing and Editing Records; 2.1 Views; 2.2 Advanced Find Mode; 2.3 Changing Multiple Records; 2.4 Sorting Records; 2.5 Editing What's in Your Fields; 2.6 Paragraph Formatting; 2.7 Beyond Text: Container Fields; 2.8 Checking Spelling; 2.9 Printing and Preview Mode; Chapter 3: Building a New Database; 3.1 Tables and Fields; 3.2 Defining Fields; 3.3 Advanced Field Options; 3.4 Bringing It All Together; Part II: Layout Basics; Chapter 4: Layout Basics; 4.1 What Is a Layout?; 4.2 Switching Between Layouts; 4.3 What Makes a Layout; 4.4 Layout Mode; Chapter 5: Creating Layouts; 5.1 The Lowdown on Layouts; 5.2 Creating a Layout from Scratch; 5.3 Creating Layouts for Reports; Chapter 6: Advanced Layouts and Reports; 6.1 Setting up Field Controls; 6.2 Adding Field Controls to Layouts; 6.3 Field Behavior; 6.4 Tab Order; 6.5 Print-Related Layout Options; 6.6 Format the Number/Date/Time/Graphic; 6.7 Adding Buttons; 6.8 Tab Panels; 6.9 Reports and Summary Fields; Part III: Multiple Tables and Relationships; Chapter 7: Multiple Tables and Relationships; 7.1 Relational Databases Explained; 7.2 Modeling Your Database; 7.3 Creating a Relational Database; 7.4 Relational Databases; Chapter 8: Advanced Relationship Techniques; 8.1 Creating Related Records; 8.2 Table Occurrences; 8.3 Managing Data with Data Tunneling; 8.4 Building a Data Tunneling Interface; 8.5 Connecting Databases; 8.6 Lookups; 8.7 Advanced Relationships; Part IV: Calculations; Chapter 9: Introduction to Calculations; 9.1 Understanding Calculations; 9.2 The Structure of a Calculation; 9.3 Creating a Calculation Field; 9.4 Auto-Enter Calculations; 9.5 Validate Data Entry with a Calculation; 9.6 Replacing Data Using a Calculation; 9.7 Comments; Chapter 10: Calculations and Data Types; 10.1 Number Crunching Calculations; 10.2 Going Beyond Basic Calculations; 10.3 Text Parsing Calculations; 10.4 Date and Time Calculations; 10.5 Containers in Calculations; Chapter 11: Advanced Calculations; 11.1 Stored, Unstored, and Global Fields; 11.2 Logical Functions; 11.3 The Let Function and Variables; Chapter 12: Extending Calculations; 12.1 Custom Functions; 12.2 Plug-ins; Part V: Scripting; Chapter 13: Scripting Basics; 13.1 Your First Script; 13.2 The Importance of the Layout; 13.3 Running Scripts; 13.4 Branching and Looping in Scripts; Chapter 14: Script Steps; 14.1 Go to Layout; 14.2 Scripting for Fields; 14.3 Working with Records; 14.4 Finding Records; 14.5 Sorting Records; 14.6 Working with Windows; 14.7 Working with Files; 14.8 Printing; 14.9 Other Script Steps; Chapter 15: Advanced Scripting; 15.1 Commenting Scripts; 15.2 Asking and Telling the User; 15.3 Organizing Complex Scripts; 15.4 Handling Errors; 15.5 Putting a Complex Script Together; Part VI: Security and Integration; Chapter 16: Security; 16.1 How Security Works; 16.2 Privilege Sets; 16.3 Managing Accounts; 16.4 Extended Privileges; 16.5 Scripts and Security; Chapter 17: Exporting and Importing; 17.1 Exporting a File; 17.2 Export Formats; 17.3 Importing Data; 17.4 Import Data Sources; 17.5 Importing and Exporting in a Script; Chapter 18: Sharing Your Database; 18.1 FileMaker Network Sharing; 18.2 Sharing Over the Internet; 18.3 FileMaker Server; 18.4 Server Hardware; Chapter 19: Developer Utilities; 19.1 Script Debugger; 19.2 Disable Script Steps; 19.3 The Database Design Report; 19.4 Tooltips; 19.5 Copying Database Structure; 19.6 Custom Menus; 19.7 Developer Utilities; 19.8 File Maintenance; Part VII: Appendixes; Appendix A: Getting Help; A.1 Getting Help from FileMaker Itself; A.2 Getting Help from FileMaker, Inc.; A.3 Getting Help from the Community; Appendix B: FileMaker Error Codes; Colophon;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596550578
Subtitle:
The Missing Manual
Publisher:
Pogue Press/O'Reilly
Author:
Geoff Coffey
Author:
Susan Prosser
Author:
Coffey, Geoff
Author:
Prosser, Susan
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - Macintosh
Subject:
Database Management - Filemaker Pro
Subject:
Desktop Applications - FileMaker Pro
Subject:
Database management
Subject:
Desktop Applications/Databases
Subject:
Personal Computers & Micro / Macintosh
Subject:
Macintosh-Applications
Subject:
Personal Computers-General
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
Database applications
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20051130
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
736

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"Synopsis" by , Describes the fundamentals of FileMaker pro 8, covering such topics as editing records, creating layouts, calculations, scripting, and security.
"Synopsis" by , Used by millions worldwide, FileMaker Pro is an award-winning database program for managing people, projects, images, assets, and other information. It's easy to use and totally customizable--so long as you know what you're doing. But FileMaker Pro doesn't come with a printed manual, so FileMaker Pro: The Missing Manual is the
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