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FileMaker Pro 8.5 Essential Training

with Cris Ippolite

Video: Welcome

Comprehensive coverage of FileMaker's principles and functions, from understanding databases to managing them.
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  1. 11s
    1. Welcome
  2. 16m 40s
    1. What is a database?
      3m 7s
    2. Flat vs. relational databases
      1m 52s
    3. Essential Preferences
      2m 49s
    4. Interface Tour
      8m 52s
  3. 1h 6m
    1. Creating databases from templates
      2m 24s
    2. Creating databases from scratch
      4m 31s
    3. Ramifications of deleting tables
      1m 37s
    4. Defining fields and field types
      8m 45s
    5. Creating auto entry fields
      7m 57s
    6. Auto-entering calculated values
      3m 10s
    7. Field Filtering
      3m 58s
    8. Looking up values from other fields
      3m 29s
    9. Field validation and custom messages
      6m 49s
    10. Validation options: Always vs. Only during data entry
      2m 59s
    11. Storage options (Global fields)
      5m 3s
    12. Indexing options for Fields
      5m 38s
    13. Modifying fields
      2m 58s
    14. Organizing fields
      4m 3s
    15. Creating, editing and locking records
      1m 57s
    16. Deleting records and backing up files
      1m 33s
  4. 1h 58m
    1. Creating layouts
      2m 18s
    2. New layout wizard
      35m 45s
    3. Exploring layout tools and status area
      16m 31s
    4. Arranging, grouping, and locking layout objects
      10m 29s
    5. Layout Setup Dialog
      8m 29s
    6. Parts overview
      6m 52s
    7. Text formatting
      2m 33s
    8. Placing and formatting objects and graphics
      2m 37s
    9. Formatting fields and applying field attributes
      8m 22s
    10. Field behaviors
      4m 45s
    11. Creating and using Tab Control
      11m 29s
    12. Using auto-complete
      3m 2s
    13. Tab order
      5m 33s
  5. 42m 28s
    1. Basic find
      7m 32s
    2. New requests in Find mode
      4m 16s
    3. Search symbols
      3m 15s
    4. Constraining and extending find requests
      3m 19s
    5. Finding matching records without Find mode
      2m 29s
    6. Find and replace
      2m 25s
    7. Sorting with one criteria
      2m 56s
    8. Sorting with related fields
      2m 11s
    9. Sorting with multiple criteria
      6m 7s
    10. Sorting using custom values
      3m 7s
    11. Sorting using buttons
      4m 51s
  6. 24m 37s
    1. Creating static value lists
      2m 44s
    2. Creating a value list from a field
      2m 26s
    3. Using value lists from other files
      1m 35s
    4. Displaying second fields only
      2m 44s
    5. Field control set up
      11m 5s
    6. Additional uses of value lists (sorting, field validations)
      4m 3s
  7. 30m 14s
    1. Print layouts
      1m 2s
    2. Previewing pages and print options
      3m 12s
    3. Printing lists
      1m 41s
    4. Printing details
      1m 42s
    5. Sliding objects
      2m 32s
    6. Printing merge letters
      3m 52s
    7. Printing labels and envelopes
      2m 30s
    8. Subsummary reports
      13m 43s
  8. 40m 25s
    1. Definition of a calculation
      2m 36s
    2. Exploring the calculation dialog window
      7m 6s
    3. Date and time functions
      9m 29s
    4. Text functions
      4m 27s
    5. Get functions
      4m 19s
    6. Logic functions
      8m 45s
    7. Summary fields and functions
      3m 43s
  9. 43m 33s
    1. Understanding scripts
      2m 26s
    2. Understanding script steps
      1m 42s
    3. Assigning script steps to buttons
      3m 28s
    4. The ScriptMaker dialog window and creating multi-line scripts
      5m 1s
    5. Subsummary script
      5m 44s
    6. Open script
      2m 32s
    7. Adding find criteria to a script
      5m 12s
    8. Using script parameters
      5m 55s
    9. The Send Mail script step and menu option
      3m 9s
    10. The script steps for saving as XLS or PDF
      8m 24s
  10. 35m 51s
    1. ER diagrams
      3m 34s
    2. Primary and foreign keys
      9m 58s
    3. Creating relationships using the FileMaker Relationship Graph
      5m 49s
    4. Tables vs. table occurrences
      1m 35s
    5. Using related fields
      10m 22s
    6. Go to related Records / Go to found set of related records
      4m 33s
  11. 15m 24s
    1. Creating portals
      8m 21s
    2. Creating and deleting records via portals
      7m 3s
  12. 8m 26s
    1. Creating a new window
      3m 46s
    2. Scripting a new window
      2m 48s
    3. New window limitations
      1m 52s
  13. 19m 49s
    1. Security overview
      2m 18s
    2. Understanding default accounts
      2m 5s
    3. Setting up accounts, privilege sets, and external privileges
      9m 55s
    4. Managing accounts
      2m 33s
    5. File options
      2m 58s
  14. 2m 12s
    1. Understanding the project
      2m 12s
  15. 33m 12s
    1. Introduction to the FileMaker Web Viewer
    2. Using the Web Viewer
      8m 55s
    3. Setting up the Web Viewer using templates
      3m 33s
    4. Configuring the Web Viewer setup dialog
      3m 45s
    5. Setting up the Web Viewer using custom URLs
      6m 19s
    6. The Web Viewer in different modes
      8m 11s
    7. Setting Web Viewer script steps
      2m 1s
  16. 11m 51s
    1. Integrating Flash and Filemaker
      11m 44s
    2. Goodbye

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FileMaker Pro 8.5 Essential Training
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FileMaker Pro has been around almost as long as personal computers. Now in its mid-20s, the application offers new and powerful additions to its impressive and mature feature set. FileMaker Pro 8.5 Essential Training with Cris Ippolite gives comprehensive coverage of the program's primary principles and functions. From understanding the concept of a database and building and browsing records to designing smart user interfaces, from defining and validating fields to calculating and scripting essentials, Ippolite demonstrates and clarifies both the big picture and the finer points of database management with FileMaker Pro 8.5. The training also teaches users about a feature that is new to FileMaker 8.5--the Web Viewer--which allows the addition of a live web page within a record. Exercise files accompany the training.

Topics include:
  • Understanding database concepts Using FileMaker Pro template files Designing database layouts Choosing file options Finding and sorting data Creating value lists Printing basics Calculation and scripting essentials Defining data relationships Database security
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