Chapter 12

Real-World Calculations—Part 1

Introduction

FileMaker Pro leaves a Rolodex in the dust once you get started using the operators and functions. This is where you turn your data into useful information. This is also where you check and correct data. You can take large amounts of data from other sources and whip it into shape, making all of it fit the proper format.

Rather than describing each of the functions, I’ll show you some basic concrete examples and tell you about several hidden specifics. Then I’ll show you tricks for combining functions into more complex calculations. That way you’ll have a far better idea of how to make your own. The functions are listed in the FileMaker Pro manual and in the Help files. I don’t see the point ...

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