Special Edition Using FileMaker 7

Special Edition Using FileMaker 7

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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.
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  • Paperback | 1104 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 63.5mm | 1,837.07g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0789730286
  • 9780789730282

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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.
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Table of contents

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.

17. Troubleshooting.

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.

VI. APPENDIXES.

Appendix A: Additional Resources.

Appendix B: Calculation Function Reference.

Appendix C: Script Step Reference.

Appendix D: Documenting FileMaker Pro Systems.

Index.
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About Bob Bowers

Steve Lane has worked with relational databases for 15 years. He has written for FileMaker Advisor magazine and co-authored Advanced FileMaker Pro 6 Web Development. He is a vice president with the Moyer Group and has led training classes in FileMaker technologies all over the country, both in open sessions and in on-site client engagements. He regularly speaks at the annual FileMaker Developer's Conference, where in 2003 he was awarded the FileMaker Fellowship Award for "pushing the boundaries of FileMaker Pro."

Bob Bowers is a columnist and contributing editor for FileMaker Advisor magazine and has co-authored two other books: Advanced FileMaker Pro 5.5 Techniques for Developers and Advanced FileMaker Pro 6 Web Development. He is president of the Moyer Group. At the 2002 FileMaker Developer's Conference, where he is a perennial speaker, he was awarded the FileMaker Fellowship Award for "developing outstanding technical and educational resources for FileMaker."

Scott Love has been working with FileMaker at leading technology firms for over a decade. Currently a vice president with the Moyer Group, he served at MacUser/MacWEEK as an online Managing Editor, at Apple Computer as its Web Publishing Technology Evangelist, followed by directing the Technical Marketing team at Macromedia. He has written dozens of feature and review articles on FileMaker and Internet/Web topics for a wide range of computer publications, including Macworld magazine.

Chris Moyer has been designing and implementing database solutions for Fortune 500 companies for more than 13 years. He is CEO of the Moyer Group. Before founding the Moyer Group in 1995, he worked as a Sales Engineer for the Claris Corporation (now FileMaker, Inc.). He was one of three trainers selected by Claris to train the FileMaker developer community in the United States and abroad when FileMaker 3.0 was released. Chris subsequently authored Special Edition Using FileMaker Pro 3 for Macintosh. In 1998, he was awarded the FileMaker Solutions Alliance Award of Excellence. Chris is a co-author of Advanced FileMaker Pro 5.5 Techniques for Developers. Today Chris serves as a technical editor for FileMaker Advisor magazine and is a regular presenter at the FileMaker Developer Conference.
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