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FileMaker Training Series Basics

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The FileMaker Training Series (FTS) is the official self-paced training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc. Discover best practices for developing professional FileMaker 15 solutions that are easy to use and take advantage of the full functionality of the FileMaker Platform.

Take your FileMaker development skills to the next level with FileMaker Training Series Advanced.

FileMaker Training Series Basics  

FileMaker Training Series Basics

FileMaker Training Series Basics focuses on the features and benefits of the FileMaker Platform and highlights the newest version, FileMaker 15. Learn how to build a sample FileMaker solution from start to finish.

Get step-by-step instructions to help you create a solution from start to finish. You’ll get an overview of the FileMaker Platform as well as a tour the built-in tools and templates to make a solution that’s right for you.

Discover the basics of working with layouts, creating interfaces for iPad and iPhone, and building reports on the fly. You’ll also get an introduction to calculations, scripting and how to make sure your new solution is secure. Get started building your first FileMaker solution today.


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FileMaker Training Series: Basics Modules

Module Description
Lessons 1 - 2 Learn how the products in the FileMaker Platform work together. Identify requirements for building, assessing, and hosting FileMaker solutions, and compare and contrast FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go. See what pre-built templates, or Starter Solutions, come with FileMaker Pro and how you can start using them right away. Plus, understand the capabilities of FileMaker Pro Advanced, and read about real-world use cases.
Lessons 3 - 4 Learn how to navigate layouts and understand different ways to view and edit your data. Perform complex finds, extend and constrain found sets, make use of operators in your search criteria, and practice ways to sort data in a solution.
Lesson 5 - 6 Identify the steps to a good design process as well as the basic principles for starting a project. Identify common file formats that can be converted by FileMaker Pro 15. Begin building your own practice solution by importing data from Excel.
Lessons 7 - 8 Create fields and tables using key features such as the Manage Database Dialog and the Field Picker. Get a basic overview of relational design such as one-to-many and many-to-many relationships so you can reduce the need to enter the same data multiple times or in multiple places.
Lessons 9 - 13 Learn the importance of good user interface design and best practices when creating solutions for iOS devices. Experiment with applying styles and themes in layouts to create a visually attractive user interface. Get familiar with placing objects on a layout, and use the grids, guides and stencils tools available in FileMaker Pro to create a uniform and consistent interface. Add functionality to your practice solution by creating a portal, tab control, panel control, popover and Web Viewer.
Lessons 14 - 19 Learn the basics of calculations, scripting and reporting in FileMaker Pro 15 through step-by-step activities building your own practice solution. Then find out how FileMaker Pro can integrate with other business systems. And finally, get introduced to the built-in security capabilities and learn about the methods of sharing and deploying a solution to other users.

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