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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments. Preface. 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. Index.
Ray Cologon is a FileMaker Pro consultant, a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA), and a widely known and respected FileMaker Pro developer and solutions provider. Ray is the recipient of an Award for Leadership and Technical Excellence in FileMaker Pro from FileMaker, Inc. 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.).