FileMaker Pro 8 Bible / Edition 1

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Overview

Track information crucial to your business with the new FileMaker Pro 8 database software and the latest edition of this comprehensive guide. From capturing customer data, automating employee records, or linking databases, to tracking your own investments or home inventory, find out how to set up the FileMaker Pro database you need to classify important information and improve productivity. This valuable reference provides clear step-by-step explanations and examples for beginners as well as experienced database users, for both Windows and Macintosh.

Inside, you'll find complete coverage of FileMaker Pro 8
* Get the "Big Picture" on FileMaker Pro for business and home
* Understand basic operations for both Windows(r) and Macintosh(r) platforms
* Define fields, set up scripts, and create new databases
* Master standard forms, columnar lists, and other layouts
* Create, enter, edit, and sort records
* Generate summary statistics across records
* Learn how to use ScriptMaker to automate FileMaker
* Exchange data between programs such as Microsoft(r) Excel(r)
* Publish or share data on the Web or company intranet
* Import and export XML

Bonus CD-ROM includes
* Trial version of FileMaker Pro 8 for Windows and Mac
* Templates
* Plug-in tools

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471777083
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/27/2006
  • Series: Bible Series , #435
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 902
  • Product dimensions: 7.56 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis R. Cohen (Sunnyvale, CA) is a computer industry writer, tech reviewer, and co-author of 15 books. Dennis has been involved in database implementation and design for almost 30 years and was a senior software engineer at Claris Corp. (now FileMaker, Inc), working on FileMaker Pro, dBASE III, dBASE Mac, and ClarisImpact. Dennis uses FileMaker extensively.

Steven A. Schwartz (Lake Havasu City, AZ) is an author, consultant, and FileMaker guru. During the past 20 years, he has written hundreds of articles for more than a dozen computer magazines. He is the author of over 40 books.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What is a database? 3
Ch. 2 FileMaker Pro basic operations 21
Ch. 3 What's new in FileMaker Pro 8? 51
Ch. 4 Creating your first database 65
Ch. 5 Defining fields 121
Ch. 6 Layouts 175
Ch. 7 Setting preferences 243
Ch. 8 Working with records 261
Ch. 9 Searching for and selecting records 299
Ch. 10 Sorting records 327
Ch. 11 Reports 349
Ch. 12 Using the spelling checker 361
Ch. 13 Printing 381
Ch. 14 Calculations and computations 405
Ch. 15 Automating FileMaker Pro 425
Ch. 16 Exchanging data 511
Ch. 17 Creating and using templates 549
Ch. 18 Linking tables : relationships and lookups 559
Ch. 19 Using FileMaker Pro in workgroups 593
Ch. 20 Web publishing with FileMaker Pro 617
Ch. 21 Advanced database connectivity with XML and ODBC/JDBC 633
Ch. 22 Expanding FileMaker's capabilities using plug-ins 645
Ch. 23 Designing databases for others 657
Ch. 24 Debugging scripts 685
Ch. 25 Generating database reports 691
Ch. 26 Creating custom database solutions 697
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