Chapter 4. Building a Simple FileMaker File



Creating a FileMaker File


In this chapter, I show you how to build a simple FileMaker file in which to store your data. If you are already familiar with the basics of working with FileMaker files, you can skim over a good bit of this chapter. If you are completely new to FileMaker, please read on....

In the FileMaker world, the word file is used interchangeably with database. This is fine in practice, but technically there are a lot of differences between a FileMaker file and a traditional database, as you will see in a minute.

A single FileMaker file can contain multiple tables. A table is like a spreadsheet. It has rows and columns. The rows are called ...

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