Chapter 3

Creating Your First Database


Now that you have some idea of how to get around in FileMaker Pro, we can move to the next step: creating a database file from scratch. You’ll find that it really isn’t that difficult. And you’ll learn some new tools and tricks along the way that will make creating a more complex system of interrelated tables a lot easier than you might imagine.

In this chapter, you’ll learn about:

image Planning the database

image Creating and adding fields of various types

Cleaning up your layouts with FileMaker’s layout ...

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