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FileMaker Pro Introduction 2 Days - London

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Learn how to set up and maintain your own custom database without having to understand complicated programming commands. We will show you a simple user interface that lets you store, retrieve, and report the information your business needs. A perfect introduction for new database users.

After we guide you through the essentials of controlling the FileMaker Pro environment, we will show you how to design and configure your own database. Find out how easy it is to import and export data, to add security, and to grant access privileges to other users. You will even learn how to run custom reports and understand basic scripting. Get to grips with the power of databases the easy way!

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Price: £450.00 ex VAT
Version: FileMaker Pro
Level: Introduction to Intermediate
Duration: 2 Days (10am-5pm)
Location: Central London
Computer: Windows & Mac
Next Dates: 18 Apr - 19 Apr
Full list of next Dates here

FileMaker Pro Introduction 2 Days Overview

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This 2-day Introduction course helps you learn about the tools and features available in FileMaker Pro. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes database management to a new level. We will guide you in learning the work area, and then move on to showing you how to create your own database with its own custom fields. Together, we will discuss the concept of 'relationships' in databases, as well as covering issues relating to database security and access privileges.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Navigate the FileMaker Pro environment
  • Define field formats and database tables
  • Create and modify design layouts
  • Add data, sort data, and delete data
  • Import and export data
  • Understand the scripting interface
  • Produce database reports

Our goal is for you to be able to create and manage your own databases through a simple user interface.


Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites

This course is intended for anyone planning to create or maintain a FileMaker database but who may have no previous experience with databases.

You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

 

FileMaker Pro Introduction 2 Days

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

  • 18 Apr - 19 Apr
  • 13 Jun - 14 Jun
  • 07 Aug - 08 Aug
  • 02 Oct - 03 Oct
  • 28 Nov - 29 Nov
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FileMaker Pro Introduction 2 Days Course Outline

The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

Introduction
  • Understanding database terms and concepts opening and browsing a FileMaker Pro database
  • Different working modes and data views
  • Menus and tools
  • FileMaker Pro version compatibility
Working with a database
  • Entering and deleting data in a record
  • Adding new records
  • Copying and pasting data and using view index
  • Deleting and sorting records
  • Finding data using multiple search requests and search
  • Operators for more complex searching omitting records from a found set
  • Previewing and printing records
  • Importing data
  • New Table Import features
Creating a new database
  • Planning the database
  • Different field types
  • Field options such as auto-entry, validation and storage
  • Creating value lists for a field
  • Renaming and duplicating fields
  • Adding calculation and summary fields
  • Importing data from text/spreadsheet files and other FM Pro databases
  • Integration with Microsoft Office
  • How FileMaker Pro saves information
Working with Layouts
  • Creating new Form and Columnar list layouts
  • Using the layout tools
  • Aligning elements accurately and sliding items
  • Formatting fields on the layout
  • Setting the field tab order
  • Adding text and graphics to the layout
  • New Field & Object Alignment Tools
  • Adding header and footer parts
  • Creating summary layouts
  • Creating envelope and label layouts
  • Adding buttons to a layout
  • Linking commands to buttons
Creating a relational database
  • Relational vs flat file databases
  • File lookups or related fields
  • Creating relationships between files
  • Setting relationship behaviour
  • Adding lookup properties to fields
  • Using fields from related databases in a layout
  • Creating and using portals on a layout
Basic Scripting in FileMaker Pro
  • About ScriptMaker
  • Understanding the power and scope of scripts
  • Modifying scripts
  • Creating simple finding and sorting scripts
  • Importing scripts from other databases
  • Linking scripts to buttons
  • Using sub-scripts and scripts from other files
  • Creating conditional scripts
Network and web sharing
  • Multi-user database sharing on a network
  • Publishing FileMaker Pro databases on the Internet or an intranet
  • Configuring Browser options Styles, data views, search
  • Layouts and sort behaviour
  • Controlling access privileges
Other New Features in Filemaker Pro
  • Append to PDF for data reporting
  • Send Link feature for database sharing
  • Conditional Formatting of Fields
  • FileMaker Web Viewer
  • FileMaker Learning Center
  • Visual Spell checks

FileMaker Pro Introduction 2 Days

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

  • 18 Apr - 19 Apr
  • 13 Jun - 14 Jun
  • 07 Aug - 08 Aug
  • 02 Oct - 03 Oct
  • 28 Nov - 29 Nov
Book this training course

Friendly and professional environment, well organised.

Paul Pritchard, Davidoff of London, FileMaker Pro - 2 Day Introduction

What's Included

The following are provided for your best experience on this course:

  • All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems
  • Small class size (limited to a maximum of 4-8 attendees on all sessions)
  • Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
  • 6 months post course support to assist you where needed
  • Official Authorised Certificate for your successful completion of the course
  • Lunch To give you the most flexible options for lunch we provide lunch vouchers which can be redeemed locally at a number of popular eateries including Pret A Manger, EAT, Starbucks, Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and Greggs
  • Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits
  • Pads and pens

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.



Further details on benefits included with this FileMaker Pro course:

Our trainers are FileMaker Specialists with years of experience teaching FileMaker. Get the database skills you need with our FileMaker professionals.

Included with your course booking for all delegates on this course is 6 months free support so if you run into problems or need assistance relating to anything covered during your course we would be happy to assist you during this time.

After your class with XChange Training you will receive our official Certificate as a record of your successful completion of the course.

FileMaker Pro Introduction 2 Days

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

  • 18 Apr - 19 Apr
  • 13 Jun - 14 Jun
  • 07 Aug - 08 Aug
  • 02 Oct - 03 Oct
  • 28 Nov - 29 Nov
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Paul Pritchard, Davidoff of London, FileMaker Pro - 2 Day Introduction

Training Location

This course is provided at the XChange Training main London training centre based at:

5 St John’s Lane
Clerkenwell
London
EC1M 4BH


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St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.

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FileMaker Pro Introduction 2 Days

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

  • 18 Apr - 19 Apr
  • 13 Jun - 14 Jun
  • 07 Aug - 08 Aug
  • 02 Oct - 03 Oct
  • 28 Nov - 29 Nov
Book this training course

Friendly and professional environment, well organised.

Paul Pritchard, Davidoff of London, FileMaker Pro - 2 Day Introduction

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FileMaker Pro Introduction 2 Days

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

  • 18 Apr - 19 Apr
  • 13 Jun - 14 Jun
  • 07 Aug - 08 Aug
  • 02 Oct - 03 Oct
  • 28 Nov - 29 Nov
Book this training course

Friendly and professional environment, well organised.

Paul Pritchard, Davidoff of London, FileMaker Pro - 2 Day Introduction