FileMaker Training Series - Basics

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Duration: 2 days
Time: 9am - 5pm

FileMaker Training Series - Basics

Course Description

The FileMaker Training Series (FTS): Basics is a brand new curriculum for new users and beginners. The materials focus on the features and benefits of the FileMaker Platform with special attention to the newest version, FileMaker 14. The activities provide step-by-step instruction on building a sample solution from start to finish.

Who Should Attend?

It is perfect for those brand new to FileMaker or experienced users who are looking to get more out of their databases.

What You Will Learn

What is a FileMaker Pro Database?

  • Database overview (tables, records and fields)
  • FileMaker modes
  • Layouts
  • Status toolbar
  • Navigating around a database
How do I add, edit and delete records?
  • Creating records
  • Editing records
  • Deleting records
  • Navigating through records
How do I find my data?
  • Find matching records
  • Performing searches
  • Multiple search requests
  • Omitting records
  • Constrain and extend found sets
  • Using find symbols
  • Sorting records
  • Saved finds
How can I view my data?
  • Form view
  • Table view
  • List view
  • Sending/Saving as Excel or PDF
How can I edit lots of records at once?
  • Find and replace
  • Replace field contents
How do I print my data?
  • Preview mode
  • Print/Page setup
  • Screen vs. print layouts
How do I import and export data with FileMaker?
  • Importing data
  • Exporting data
How do I store graphics and documents in my database?
  • Container fields
  • Insert a graphic/document into a FileMaker field
  • Export a graphic/document from a FileMaker field
  • Importing a folder of image files into FileMaker


No previous experience is required.