Understanding field types


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Understanding field types

Before you can define fields in your FileMaker database, you must first take the time to decide which fields you need in your database and then what table they are going to belong to. And we've gone through that exercise in the previous movie. Then you need to make a decision on what field type each field is going to be. If you go to File > Manage > Database, you'll notice that each field in a FileMaker Pro database must have a specific Field Type. You see that all these product fields have a type defined. Each field in a FileMaker Pro database must have a specific data type.

Choosing an appropriate data type for a field will allow FileMaker to decide how best to store the data in the field, and then also how to retrieve it, and then handle it internally, as well. Though FileMaker does have some flexibility as to what type of data can be stored in these fields, iy is essential to choose appropriate field types when defining these fields inside of your database. For example, F...

Understanding field types
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Understanding field types provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Cris Ippolite as part of the FileMaker Pro 11 Essential Training

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Business
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FileMaker Pro
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