FileMaker Essentials

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Duration: 1 day
Time: 9am - 5pm

FileMaker Essentials

Course Description

A one-day Introduction to FileMaker course that provides you the core essentials needed for you or your staff to effectively use and maintain a FileMaker system. This course focuses on learning the core aspects of FileMaker Pro, including navigating, working with records, finding data, modes, layouts, printing, importing/exporting, and document management.

Who Should Attend?

New users of FileMaker that want to learn the basics/

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.