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Refocused and completely rewritten with the needs of business users and FileMaker Pro developers in mind, FileMaker Pro 9 Bible shows you how to design an industrial-strength database, make it intuitive, and automate it with scripts and programming. From the fundamentals to data modeling to writing no-fail code, you'll find the clear, step-by-step procedures, solid techniques, and detailed explanations you need to master this powerful software and build the right solutions for your needs.
About the Author
Dennis R. Cohen is a computer industry writer, technical reviewer, and coauthor of fifteen books. He has been involved in the industry for almost thirty years and was a senior software engineer at Claris Corp. (now FileMaker, Inc.).
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments.
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 9.
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: ScriptMaker.
Part III: Beyond the Basics.
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: Glossary.
Appendix B: Expanding Your Knowledge with Additional Resources.
Appendix C: About the Web Site.