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FileMaker Pro 12 in Depth

with Cris Ippolite

Video: Welcome

Walks you through the advanced FileMaker Pro development techniques, including using calculations, security, advanced reporting, scripting, sharing, and web publishing.
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  1. 2m 17s
    1. Welcome
    2. What you should know
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 27m 59s
    1. Creating accounts
      6m 25s
    2. Using external authentication
      4m 13s
    3. Understanding the default privilege sets
      3m 6s
    4. Customizing privilege sets
      9m 30s
    5. Applying extended privileges
      4m 45s
  3. 46m 44s
    1. Exploring the PatternCount, Position, and Length functions
      11m 33s
    2. Understanding the Left, Right, and Middle functions
      8m 56s
    3. Understanding the LeftWords, RightWords, and MiddleWords functions
      7m 24s
    4. Creating a list of values using the List function
      8m 56s
    5. Parsing lists of values
      9m 55s
  4. 28m 25s
    1. Reviewing the If and Case functions
      2m 40s
    2. Using the IsEmpty logical function
      7m 16s
    3. Using the IsValid logical function
      5m 34s
    4. Using the Let logical function
      8m 34s
    5. Using the Self logical function
      4m 21s
  5. 35m 8s
    1. Working with calculated replaces
      8m 24s
    2. Using calculations for the Auto-Enter and Validation tabs in the Field Options dialog
      11m 44s
    3. Using calculations in the security settings
      4m 18s
    4. Using calculations in conditional formatting
      4m 34s
    5. Using calculations in tooltips
      6m 8s
  6. 9m 24s
    1. Working with calculation functions and related fields
      6m 53s
    2. Comparing aggregate functions to summary fields
      2m 31s
  7. 39m 26s
    1. Reviewing subsummary reports
      6m 10s
    2. Creating subsummary ranking reports with no body part
      6m 15s
    3. Nesting multiple groups in reports
      12m 29s
    4. Creating a crosstab report
      14m 32s
  8. 40m 58s
    1. Reviewing relationships with multiple criteria
      7m 48s
    2. Understanding user-driven relationships
      9m 43s
    3. Using ranges in user-driven relationships
      7m 43s
    4. Creating a "self" relationship
      5m 42s
    5. Working with cascading portals
      10m 2s
  9. 45m 50s
    1. Conditional branching using the If script step
      10m 32s
    2. Allowing customer input with custom dialogs
      6m 15s
    3. Using loops in your scripts
      6m 6s
    4. The Set Field script step
      5m 28s
    5. Working with script variables
      10m 31s
    6. Setting script parameters
      3m 12s
    7. Using Error Capture in your scripts
      3m 46s
  10. 41m 23s
    1. Viewing custom URLs in the Web Viewer
      13m 19s
    2. "Scraping" source code from web pages
      10m 48s
    3. Using data URLs in the Web Viewer
      6m 49s
    4. Using HTML5 in the Web Viewer
      10m 27s
  11. 1h 10m
    1. Peer-to-peer networks vs. FileMaker Server
      13m 22s
    2. FileMaker Server vs. FileMaker Server Advanced
      5m 52s
    3. Installing FileMaker Server and the Admin Console Start page
      10m 33s
    4. Best practices
      5m 37s
    5. Configuring FileMaker Server
      13m 52s
    6. Uploading and managing databases in the Admin Console
      7m 12s
    7. Scheduling backups
      7m 23s
    8. Scheduling scripts to run on the server
      6m 24s
  12. 1h 4m
    1. Understanding web publishing options
      7m 50s
    2. Understanding Instant Web Publishing (IWP)
      3m 40s
    3. Preparing your files for IWP
      6m 24s
    4. Touring the IWP interface
      6m 51s
    5. Design considerations in IWP
      8m 48s
    6. Scripting in IWP
      8m 37s
    7. Setting up your file for PHP
      6m 25s
    8. Setting up to host files via PHP
      2m 48s
    9. Example of a FileMaker PHP application
      13m 17s
  13. 54s
    1. Goodbye

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FileMaker Pro 12 in Depth
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Learn advanced FileMaker Pro development techniques to help you take your databases to the next level. In this course, author and FileMaker database expert Cris Ippolite walks you through how to secure your databases; share your databases on the web or network; and create intermediate scripts, calculations, and reports. The course also discusses using the Web Viewer to extend your databases, and more.

Topics include:
  • Managing access to your database
  • Parsing text with calculation functions
  • Using calculations in field validation and auto enter options
  • Creating nested subsummary and crosstab reports
  • Creating user-driven and multi-criteria relationships
  • Working with intermediate script techniques
  • Extending Web Viewer using HTML5 and data URLs
  • Sharing databases on a network using FileMaker Server
  • Publishing your databases to the web using the Instant Web Publishing or PHP
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(music playing) Hi! I'm Cris Ippolite and welcome to FileMaker Pro 12 In Depth. In previous FileMaker titles, we've talked about the fundamentals of building FileMaker databases. But now, I'm going to put-on my developer hat, and show how to control access to your databases, and how to share them with other users. We'll dig deeper into calculation functions and the various ways that you can use them throughout the FileMaker application. I'll show you how to build compelling and advanced reports, and we'll take a closer look at scripts and some of the key scripting techniques.

I'm also excited to introduce you to some of the options for sharing your databases with other users either on the network, or by publishing your databases to the web. And now, without further delay, it's time for us to dive into FileMaker Pro 12 in depth.

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