Join Cris Ippolite for an in-depth discussion in this video Class enrollment example, part of FileMaker Pro: Relational Database Design (2011).
- In this movie, we're going to use…a real world use case to apply…what we've already learned…about modeling relationships.…But this time, we're gonna look at one…to one relationships and instances.…Remember, data modeling breaks down…into three phases.…First you develop a list of entities or tables…that belong in the data model.…Next you determine and diagram the relationships…between those entities.…And finally, review the diagram…for correctness and consistency.…Sometimes you'll revisit steps one…and two when necessary.…
Here's another process description.…Remember, when looking for entities,…we want to look for nouns in our description.…So why don't you go ahead and pause…this video and take a minute to read this through.…Using the nouns technique, we can identify…entities as classes, teachers,…students, and advisors.…Each of these appear to be different…discrete types of data,…and each can be described uniquely.…Let's also make note of this section,…a teacher can also be an advisor,…for a later reference.…
Now we have our entity candidate list.…
The course applies to versions of FileMaker Pro from 7 through the most current version.
- Reviewing relationships types
- Diagramming relationships
- Resolving many-to-many relationships
- Determining which tables need key fields
- Defining tables in FileMaker Pro
- Using the Relationship Graph
- Using multiple match fields in one relationship
- Using global fields to filter portals
- Creating self relationships
- Creating aggregate functions using relationships
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: The exercise files for this course do not work on a Mac. It downloads executable files. Can you provide a workaround?
A: The files provided for this course were made pre-FileMaker Pro 12. The system does not recognize the .fp7 files immediately as something that can be opened with FileMaker Pro 12 and instead shows them as Unix Executable Files.
The solution is quite simple. Just double-click the file, at which point the Mac will prompt you to choose an application to open the
file with. Select FileMaker Pro 12 and it will then convert the file from a .fp7 file into the new FileMaker Pro 12 file format, which is .fmp12.
Q: This course was updated on 5/12/2015. What changed?
A: We moved a video from the "Using Relationships" chapter of FileMaker Pro 13 Essential Training into this course, where it will remain evergreen.