FileMaker Pro and the World Wide Web

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This book gives you everything you need to know about FileMaker Pro and the Web. For both Windows and Mac OS users, this book can help readers convert their computer into a database server available for browsing the Internet, an intranet, or a LAN. Whether you are publishing databases, creating a shopping car, generating electronic commerce with an on-line store, or developing interactive FileMaker Pro solutions for the Web, this book can help you access the wealth of opportunities that come with the exciting ...
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Overview

This book gives you everything you need to know about FileMaker Pro and the Web. For both Windows and Mac OS users, this book can help readers convert their computer into a database server available for browsing the Internet, an intranet, or a LAN. Whether you are publishing databases, creating a shopping car, generating electronic commerce with an on-line store, or developing interactive FileMaker Pro solutions for the Web, this book can help you access the wealth of opportunities that come with the exciting convergence of databases and the Internet.

This book shows readers how to publish a FileMaker Pro 4.0 database on the Web, making it a must-have book for Web designers, Webmasters, or FileMaker Pro users who want to share their FileMaker Pro databases with anyone on the World Wide Web. Packed with useful tips for intranet and Internet users, the author steps readers through Instant and Custom Web Publishing, which provide direct access to FileMaker Pro databases via a Web browser, eliminating the need for separate Web server software and separate CGI software. Readers are also shown how to create dynamic, FileMaker Pro connected Web pages using Claris Home Page. There's also an overview of Internet tools like FTP, Java, HTML basics, security issues, and a useful troubleshooting section. CD-ROM runs on Macintosh and Windows 3.1, 95, and NT platforms Covers allowing updates and dynamic data to create unique solutions to sizing problems and security issues

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Provides an explanation of the techniques necessary for transforming a database into an interactive information desk, warehouse, or storefront. It also gives advice on handling issues that may arise from database publishing on the Web such as security, maintenance, troubleshooting, and interface design. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780126380552
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 526
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface 21
Introduction 1
How This Book Is Organized 6
Ch. 1 Databases on the Web: What and Why 13
Ch. 2 Overview of FileMaker Pro 51
Ch. 3 Home Page Overview 81
Ch. 4 Instant Web Publishing 99
Ch. 5 Preparing FileMaker Pro 123
Ch. 6 Using FileMaker Pro Web Companion 141
Ch. 7 Testing and Troubleshooting Instant Web Publishing 155
Ch. 8 Custom Web Publishing 169
Ch. 9

HTML

183
Ch. 10 Controlling Your Database with HTML 207
Ch. 11 Using CDML 233
Ch. 12 CDML Tool 277
Ch. 13 Using Forms 289
Ch. 14 Using Scripts 311
Ch. 15 Testing and Troubleshooting Custom Web Publishing 341
Ch. 16 Working with Home Page 353
Ch. 17 Using the FileMaker Connection Assistant 363
Ch. 18 Editing CDML Pages with Home Page 393
Ch. 19 Security 409
Ch. 20 File Structures for Your Web Site 435
Ch. 21 Special Issues for Intranets 447
Ch. 22 Transaction Processing 457
Ch. 23 Maintaining Your Site and Your Databases 465
Ch. 24 The Public World of the Web 477
Ch. 25 Dealing with CGI Scripts, Other Applications, and FileMaker Pro 3.0 Databases 491
App FileMaker Pro Web Publishing Checklist 501
Glossary 505
Index 513
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