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Master Tips & Tricks of FileMaker Experts

Intermediate & Advanced FileMaker Techniques
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 5h 47m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Have fun learning FileMaker with thirty individual technique files covering important concepts in FileMaker. Based on requests from student of the Philosophy of FileMaker video series, this tutorials includes ten intermediate, ten advanced and ten expert tips and tricks to help you design better solutions in FileMaker 15. An example file at the end of each video is provided with extensive documentation to supplement the oral directions. Topics include FileMaker scripting, calculations, relational design and reporting. With over two decades of experience teaching FileMaker, John Mark Osborne will help you understand tough FileMaker concepts with ease.

You will learn

✓ Learn important keyboard shortcuts
✓ Position window anywhere on the screen
✓ Manipulate dates properly
✓ Understand restoring of scripts steps
✓ Learn layout tricks of the trade
✓ Understand how the index works
✓ Write scripts at an advanced level
✓ Formulate complex calculations
✓ Work with local and global variables
✓ Create virtual lists
✓ Design relationships with operators other than equals
✓ Understand SQL
✓ Combine scripts, calculations and relationships into a cohesive feature
✓ Create custom functions
✓ Understand recursion
✓ Conquer multi-user issues
✓ Uniquely number subsummaries and restart numbering at breaks
✓ Define parameters with multiple values
✓ Create progress bars
✓ Create a quick calendar
✓ Delete files off a hard drive with only FileMaker
✓ And, much more!


• Students should be familiar with layout mode, scripting, calculations and relational design
• Philosophy of FileMaker Parts 1, 2 and 3 are good experience for this course
• This is course move from intermediate to advanced to expert

This course is for

• Students who enjoyed the Philosophy of FileMaker video series
• Aspiring developers with some to moderate experience designing FileMaker solutions
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John Mark Osborne has been working with FileMaker Pro for over 20 years. He earned his FileMaker Pro degree working on the frontlines of Claris technical support. John was the Technical Lead for FileMaker, serving as an escalation path for other technical support representatives and writing a large portion of TechInfo (now called Knowledgebase), their technical information reference. John also acted as a liaison between the technical support department and the FileMaker development team, reporting bugs, attending product meetings and acting as resource for the development team.John Mark is best known as the author of the popular FileMaker Pro web site Database Pros. The Database Pros web site has been on the internet for 20 years and gets over 35,000 hits a day by offering free FileMaker Pro tips, tricks and techniques.John Mark is also well known as the co-author of the wildly popular Scriptology book and CD ROM. John Mark launched a hands-on training class based on his Scriptology book and it has become so popular that it is now taught at MacWorld Exposition in San Francisco and New York. Most recently, John Mark was one of twelve trainers in the United States authorized to teach their new FileMaker Training Series of classes.John Mark has been a featured speaker at the FileMaker Developer Conference for 15 years. At the 1999 Developer Conference, he was awarded the FileMaker Pro Excellence award for “creation of outstanding technical resources”.John Mark is a former technical editors for Advisor magazine working on the tips and tricks section which is the most popular column in the magazine.John Mark has recorded beginner, intermediate and advanced tutorial videos for FileMaker 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 totaling thousands of hours.John Mark Osborne is an FBA member (FileMaker Business Alliance) working closely with FileMaker, Inc. and their most important customers. John Mark Osborne has also passed the rigorous FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 certification tests and is proud to display the FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,15, 16 and 17 certification logos.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 5h 47m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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