Get the scoop on designing databases for Mac and WindowsUse FileMaker Pro design and scripting to quickly, easily builddatabases that solve real problemsFileMaker Pro has grown up, and it's better than ever! Thiseasy-to-use guide shows you how to design a great FileMakerapplication, build a database that works, add the functionality youneed, populate your database, and venture into programming withScriptMaker. You'll find out how to share and protect yourdatabase, too.Discover how to* Build a layout that works* Create custom triggers and calculated fields* Generate reports automatically* Manage security* Publish your database on the Web* Embed pictures, sound, and video
About the Author
Timothy Trimble is a professional computer geek, writer, andsoftware developer with over 25 years of industry experience. Hestarted as a video game developer and worked his way into the PCand PDA software development markets on various commercial,corporate, and vertical market applications.He currently exhibits his geekish tendencies as a FileMakerdeveloper at SolutionMakers, Inc. (www.solutionmakers.com) inWoodinville, WA. Timothy has written a multitude of articles forvarious industry publications and wrote a book on flightsimulation. He maintains a blog on the Art of Software Developmentat www.timothytrimble.info. Although he has significant publishingcredits in the computer industry, he dreams of some day having hisscience fiction work published as well.When Timothy is not cranking away at the keyboard, he likes to bewith his family, entertain his friends by singing and playingguitar, and door-to-door to tell others about his faith. Feel freeto contact Timothy with your comments on this book by e-mailing himat firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting to Know FileMaker Pro.
Chapter 1: Introducing FileMaker Pro.
Chapter 2: Creating a Database.
Chapter 3: Calculation Programming: You Have the Power!
Part II: Building the Perfect Beast.
Chapter 4: Designing a Good FileMaker Application.
Chapter 5: Whipping the Layout into Shape.
Chapter 6: Finding and Sorting Your Data.
Chapter 7: Making FileMaker Do Tricks.
Part III: Taking Control with FileMaker Programming.
Chapter 8: It’s All in the Script!
Chapter 9: Your Programming Toolbox.
Part IV: FileMaker Exposed! Sharing and Protecting YourDatabase.
Chapter 10: Share (Data) and Share Alike.
Chapter 11: Batten Down the Hatches! Keeping Your Data Safe.
Chapter 12: Putting Your Databases on the Web.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 13: Ten Cool Things You Can Do with FileMaker.
Chapter 14: Ten (Or So) Items to Aid Your FileMakerDevelopment.
Appendix: Scripting Reference.