2. Using FileMaker Pro

Getting Started

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and actually put FileMaker Pro to use. Most of this book deals with being a FileMaker developer—someone focused on the programming side of creating and managing FileMaker solutions. However, development makes up only a small percentage of the overall time a given database is used. Much of the time a FileMaker solution will simply be in use and its users will care nothing for scripting, calculations, or the vagaries of user interface design. They will simply be involved in working with a developer’s creation and will not need to know anything of the programming side of FileMaker.

This chapter introduces you to how to make the most of FileMaker databases that have already ...

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