8. Getting Started with Calculations

Understanding How and Where Calculations Are Used

Calculations are among the most important and powerful tools at your disposal in the development of FileMaker Pro solutions. Some people find learning calculations to be an easy task, whereas others can find writing complex calculations to be daunting. Whichever camp you fall into, calculations will enable you to unlock much of the advanced power within FileMaker. This chapter and its companion, Chapter 15, “Advanced Calculation Techniques,” will provide you with a solid grounding.

This chapter focuses on basic calculation functions and techniques for using them well. Chapter 15 looks at more advanced calculation formulas and specific techniques. If you’re ...

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