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XChange Training Location Manchester

Use Filemaker for versatile database management Customised workflows & processes Centralised data location Organise data to suit your business Marketing automation Quick data retrieval

FileMaker Pro Introduction 2 Days - Manchester

Key Course Details:


Introduction to Intermediate


- 10am to 5pm


£495 + vat

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!

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!

  • FileMaker Pro Introduction 2 Days

    Course Details

    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.

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  • Full 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.

    • 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
  • Location Details

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

    Piccadilly House
    49 Piccadilly
    M1 2AP

    Piccadilly House is located in the heart of Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

    Daily course times run between 10am and 4:30pm 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.

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  • FileMaker Pro Introduction 2 Days - Upcoming Manchester Course Dates

    Next 09 Sep - 10 Sep £495 + vat
    Next 04 Nov - 05 Nov £495 + vat
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