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FileMaker Pro 10 Essential Training

with Cris Ippolite

Video: Welcome

Introduces the new features and basic functions of FileMaker Pro 10.
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  1. 7m 33s
    1. Welcome
      1m 26s
    2. Understanding the FileMaker family
      1m 58s
    3. The FileMaker Quick Start screen
      3m 25s
    4. Using the exercise files
  2. 15m 31s
    1. What is a database?
      2m 40s
    2. Flat files vs. relational databases
      1m 6s
    3. How FileMaker works
      2m 36s
    4. Essential preferences
      2m 35s
    5. Touring the interface
      6m 34s
  3. 10m 52s
    1. Creating databases from templates
      3m 1s
    2. Creating databases from scratch
      2m 54s
    3. Creating databases from existing files
      4m 57s
  4. 22m 31s
    1. Managing the Fields window
      2m 21s
    2. Using text fields
      1m 40s
    3. Using number fields
      1m 53s
    4. Using date fields
      2m 36s
    5. Using time/timestamp fields
      2m 15s
    6. Using container fields
      5m 15s
    7. Using calculation and summary fields
      3m 3s
    8. Modifying and organizing fields
      3m 28s
  5. 21m 41s
    1. Understanding auto-entry field options
      4m 35s
    2. Using the auto-enter serial options
      5m 30s
    3. Using the auto-enter calculated values
      2m 22s
    4. Setting field filter options
      4m 50s
    5. Looking up values from other fields
      4m 24s
  6. 21m 43s
    1. Setting field validation and custom messages
      6m 30s
    2. Understanding always vs. data entry validation options
      3m 30s
    3. Reviewing storage options (global fields)
      4m 42s
    4. Indexing options for fields
      7m 1s
  7. 15m 54s
    1. Creating and duplicating records
      3m 23s
    2. Editing and locking records
      2m 57s
    3. Deleting records
      1m 57s
    4. Committing records
      2m 46s
    5. Recovering files
      4m 51s
  8. 9m 42s
    1. Creating layouts
      2m 1s
    2. Using the Layout Assistant to create forms, lists, labels, and envelopes
      7m 41s
  9. 22m 30s
    1. The Layout Setup dialog
      5m 15s
    2. Layout parts overview
      4m 57s
    3. Exploring the layout tools and Status toolbar in Layout mode
      4m 34s
    4. Arranging and aligning layout options
      5m 46s
    5. Managing layouts
      1m 58s
  10. 39m 14s
    1. Formatting text
      3m 20s
    2. Placing and formatting objects and graphics
      3m 26s
    3. Formatting fields and applying field attributes
      7m 1s
    4. Setting field behaviors
      3m 32s
    5. Using auto-complete
      3m 40s
    6. Using the Tab Control feature
      7m 45s
    7. Setting tab order
      4m 12s
    8. Resizing layout objects
      6m 18s
  11. 10m 54s
    1. Introducing the Web Viewer layout object
      5m 3s
    2. Adding a Web Viewer to a layout
      5m 51s
  12. 25m 17s
    1. Using the basic Find options
      4m 20s
    2. Reviewing new requests in Find mode
      3m 38s
    3. Establishing search operators
      2m 46s
    4. Constraining or extending a Find request
      2m 12s
    5. Finding a date/time or time stamp
      6m 33s
    6. Saved Find requests
      3m 49s
    7. Finding matching records without Find mode
      1m 59s
  13. 15m 48s
    1. Sorting with one criterion
      3m 22s
    2. Sorting with related fields
      1m 18s
    3. Sorting with multiple criteria
      2m 10s
    4. Sorting with custom values
      2m 54s
    5. Sorting with buttons
      2m 49s
    6. Maintaining a record sort order
      3m 15s
  14. 21m 25s
    1. Creating static value lists
      2m 33s
    2. Creating a value list from a field
      3m 10s
    3. Displaying second values and only second fields
      4m 33s
    4. Setting up field controls
      11m 9s
  15. 20m 9s
    1. Previewing pages and print options
      1m 46s
    2. Printing from List view
      2m 13s
    3. Printing from Detail view
      2m 19s
    4. Sliding objects
      4m 28s
    5. Printing merge letters
      3m 30s
    6. Saving as a PDF
      2m 48s
    7. Saving as an Excel file
      3m 5s
  16. 15m 44s
    1. Creating subsummary reports
      7m 51s
    2. Creating subsummary reports with no body part
      5m 1s
    3. Building dynamic reports
      2m 52s
  17. 13m 40s
    1. Importing data
      7m 59s
    2. Exporting data
      3m 40s
    3. Integrating a Bento database
      2m 1s
  18. 33m 18s
    1. Defining calculations
      2m 17s
    2. Exploring the Calculation dialog window
      3m 0s
    3. Using number functions
      4m 16s
    4. Using date and time functions
      3m 51s
    5. Using text functions
      7m 6s
    6. Using Get functions
      3m 27s
    7. Using logical functions
      9m 21s
  19. 50m 20s
    1. Understanding scripts and script steps
      2m 21s
    2. Assigning script steps to buttons
      3m 2s
    3. Using the ScriptMaker dialog window
      5m 14s
    4. Creating multi-line scripts
      6m 39s
    5. Building a subsummary script using If statements
      3m 57s
    6. Setting print options
      4m 27s
    7. Adding Find criteria to a script
      6m 42s
    8. Using Set Field and Set Field by Name
      4m 47s
    9. Using script parameters
      3m 54s
    10. Building Send Mail script steps
      5m 43s
    11. Executing server-activated scripts
      3m 34s
  20. 12m 28s
    1. Understanding script triggers
      2m 50s
    2. Using object-based triggers
      5m 9s
    3. Using layout-based triggers
      3m 2s
    4. Using file-based triggers
      1m 27s
  21. 44m 52s
    1. Diagramming relationships (with ER diagrams)
      3m 3s
    2. Setting Primary and foreign keys
      8m 47s
    3. Creating relationships with the FileMaker relationships graph and table occurrences
      4m 8s
    4. Using related fields
      9m 5s
    5. Using Go to Related Records script steps
      10m 23s
    6. Understanding multi-predicate relationships
      9m 26s
  22. 17m 30s
    1. Creating portals
      4m 31s
    2. Creating and deleting records via portals
      3m 55s
    3. Using globals to filter portals
      9m 4s
  23. 7m 39s
    1. Creating a new window manually or with a script
      5m 20s
    2. Understanding new window limitations
      2m 19s
  24. 17m 50s
    1. Understanding security issues
      1m 53s
    2. Understanding default accounts
      2m 30s
    3. Setting up privilege sets and external privileges
      8m 28s
    4. Managing accounts
      3m 54s
    5. Setting file options
      1m 5s
  25. 14s
    1. Goodbye

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FileMaker Pro 10 Essential Training
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From organization comes efficiency, and with efficiency, creativity can flourish. To help users create more efficient workflows, Cris Ippolite introduces the new features and basic functions of FileMaker Pro 10. In FileMaker Pro 10 Essential Training, Cris explains why this desktop database application is used by everyone from Fortune 500 companies to individuals. He demonstrates how databases work, how to manage information and understand its relationships, and how to work with calculated fields. Cris also shows how to import and export information, share results, and build interesting and attractive reports. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Touring the interface Managing records and fields Formatting information with layouts Working with the Web Viewer function Building reports using the new Dynamic Reporting feature Learning the new Script Trigger function
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(Music playing.) Hi, I am Cris Ippolite. Welcome to FileMaker Pro 10 Essential Training. FileMaker Pro is the leading database software popular for its ease-of-use, that's used by everybody from Fortune 500 companies to individuals who just want to be a little bit more organized, and I will be your guide through the starting steps of the new features of FileMaker Pro 10. For the past 10 years I have been President and Founder of iSolutions, a Los Angeles based custom software and design firm and I have worked with literally hundreds of clients, solving small issues or setting up big infrastructures, and the biggest question I always get is how can I save time and money? Well, that's what I am going to show you in this course. How FileMaker will save you time and money, allowing you to be more productive in less time.

In FileMaker Pro Essential Training, you'll learn the basics behind how a database works, how to manage various types of fields, how to work with layouts and how to look at your data in a number of different ways. I will show you how to build interesting and attractive reports including subsummary reports and dynamic reports that you can change on the fly. We will even look at the Script Triggers feature and show you how to add the ability to trigger events in your new or existing database. Throughout the course I will be providing guidance and examples based on my experience with my clients and we will be working with the bunch of integrated data based around a mythical travel company that will act as the example for all our needs. And now without any further delay, it's time for us to dive into FileMaker Pro 10 Essential Training.

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