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FileMaker® Pro 13 Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Tim Dietrich

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18. Planning Your Database

In this chapter, you learn how to design a database that meets your specific needs. You learn to create a database model by identifying the entities that the database keeps track of, as well as their attributes. In Chapter 19, “Creating Your Database,” you use that database model to create your own FileMaker database.

Defining Your Goals

As you would with any project, when you set out to create a new database, the first step is to define your goals. That may seem like common sense, but you would be amazed at how often I see users start a database project by jumping right into FileMaker Pro and creating a new ...

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