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FileMaker Pro 10 Bible

ISBN: 978-0-470-50118-4
792 pages
April 2009
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FileMaker Pro 10 Bible provides information that grows with you no matter what your level when you start. Topics range from the general (how databases fit into real life and your business needs; comparisons with other database development tools; a broad discussion of integration with existing systems and software) through the building-blocks of FileMaker solutions, and on up to state-of-the-art advice on concepts of optimization, modularization, innovative and sophisticated user-interface design, dynamic elements, logic, cutting-edge calculations, publishing your database to the Web, and integrating tightly with SQL databases via "ESS". The book also includes the special developer tools available in FileMaker Pro Advanced, and covers topics too oft skipped over in other books on the market -- backup how-to's and strategies, must-read information about good database husbandry and file recovery, and so on. Much of the information in the book is documented nowhere else. This is the one must-have FileMaker book!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Table of Contents



Part I: The Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: Databases: The What, Why, and How.

Chapter 2: Putting FileMaker Pro in Perspective.

Chapter 3: Getting Acquainted with FileMaker.

Chapter 4: What’s New in FileMaker.

Part II: Introduction to Database Design.

Chapter 5: Creating a Database.

Chapter 6: The Interface: Layout Mode.

Chapter 7: The Structure: The Manage Database Dialog.

Chapter 8: The Processes: FileMaker Scripting.

Part III: Beyond the Basic.

Chapter 9: The FileMaker Power User.

Chapter 10: Building Advanced Interfaces.

Chapter 11: Data Modeling in FileMaker.

Chapter 12: Calculation Wizardry.

Chapter 13: Scripting in Depth.

Part IV: Integrity and Security.

Chapter 14: In Control with FileMaker Security.

Chapter 15: Maintaining Referential Integrity.

Chapter 16: Making FileMaker Systems Fail-Safe.

Chapter 17: Maintaining and Restoring Data.

Part V: Raising the Bar.

Chapter 18: FileMaker Pro Advanced Features.

Chapter 19: Efficient Code, Efficient Solutions.

Chapter 20: Extending FileMaker’s Capabilities.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Expanding Your Knowledge with Additional Resources.

Appendix B: About the Web Site.


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Author Information

Ray Cologon is a FileMaker Pro consultant, a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA), and a widely known and respected FileMaker Pro developer and solutions provider. Ray is the founder of NightWing Enterprises, based in Melbourne, Australia. He has been a speaker at FileMaker Developer Conferences in Phoenix, Orlando, and San Francisco over the past four years and is the recipient of an Award for Leadership and Technical Excellence in FileMaker Pro from FileMaker, Inc.

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