Join Cris Ippolite for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of FileMaker Pro: Relational Database Design (2011).
- I hope you enjoyed Relational Database Design…with FileMaker Pro.…Understanding relationships in FileMaker…is really the key to taking your programming skills…to the next level.…There's a lot of important concepts in this title…so if you're not sure about anything…that I've covered in this course,…then feel free to come back…and check out these chapters for a refresher.…If you're looking to brush up on your FileMaker skills,…I'd encourage you to check out…the FileMaker Pro Essential Training title…on the Lynda.com Online Training Library.…Good luck architecting your databases…and we'll see you next time.…
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.