FileMaker 1 Day Fast Track Course
This course explores some specialised techniques for the more advanced FileMaker user. It centres around the concept of record management and techniques you can use to offer a robust, clear and responsive user interface.
The course features both design considerations, the creation of re-useable generic scripts, plus the implementation of custom functions, script triggers and conditional formatting, plus some little known methods that will supercharge the performance and development speed of your databases.
Planning your schema
D.A.V.E. establishing the core elements of a database application
Creating Robust Generic Scripts for Adding, Deleting, Viewing, and Editing
Modal management of Global fields for Submitting, Editing records.
Making a master table and establishing core generic record management fields
Managing the Relationships Diagram, naming conventions and Bus architecture
Compact but effective layout design
Script Triggers (for managing window behaviour)
Conditional formatting to enhance the user experience (UX)
Designing interface behaviour to meet user expectations (Application
Using arrays for the user interface (portal behaviour)
Record validation input and user feedback
Effective prevention of duplicate records
Establishing a Delete strategy
Managing cascading dependencies with your relational database structure
Using the optional script parameter
Mastering the use of Variables ($$, $ and the Let command)
Effective navigation methods
Nested Tabs, and Object Names
Advanced record creation techniques
Mastering the data viewer and the script debugger
Naming Conventions and consistency
The separation model
Parsing Variables from file to file.
Generic scripts are written in such a way that they have no fixed references, such as layout names, field names, and rely on data being passed to the script from variables or via the optional script parameter or both. This allows the developer to be able to offer re-useable functions, rather than having to write custom scripts for each button.
Please use the contact form or phone Melissa on 01382 720 721 to reserve your place.
FileMaker Secrets Developer Series - On demand courses
Introduction to FileMaker Pro
Intermediate FileMaker Pro
FileMaker Conditional Formatting
FileMaker Custom Functions
FileMaker 3rd Party Tools - Plugins
FileMaker Script Triggers
FileMaker Go - iPhone and iPad applications
Perparation Training for FileMaker Certified Developer Exam
Custom Web Publishing with FileMaker Pro
Tips and Techniques for Interface Design in FileMaker Pro
If you cannot see your preferred topic here, please contact us to discuss a bespoke course.