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

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19. Creating Your Database

In Chapter 2, “Creating Your First Database,” you created your first FileMaker Pro database using a Starter Solution. One of the advantages to using a Starter Solution is that FileMaker does a lot of the work that goes into creating a database. It creates the tables and fields, establishes relationships between tables, creates layouts, scripts, and more.

The process involved in creating a database from scratch is a little different. In this case, you are essentially starting from a blank slate. You need to create the tables, add their fields, and in cases where the solution ...

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