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FileMaker Pro 8.5 Bible [Paperback]

Dennis R. Cohen And Steven A. Schwartz
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October 2, 2006 0470082771 978-0470082775 1
FileMaker Pro 8.5 Bible provides step-by-step procedures for using virtually all FileMaker Pro features and performing all tasks. This best-selling volume has been updated to reflect Version 8.5, the latest version of FileMaker Pro workgroup database. Applicable to both the Mac and Windows versions of FileMaker Pro, this Bible shows readers how to create and work with databases and includes detailed ScriptMaker (scripting) explanations for automating FileMaker. Other topics covered include calculations and computations; data exchange; creating and using templates; linking databases; using FileMaker in workgroups; Web publishing; plug-ins; and advanced database connectivity.

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About the Author

Dennis R. Cohen has been developing software and writing about it since the late 1970s. Starting in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Deep Space Network (DSN), through stints at Ashton-Tate, Claris, and Aladdin Systems, he was involved in creating and maintaining such packages as the DSN Station Scheduling System, dBASE III, dBASE Mac, FileMaker, ClarisWorks, Claris Resolve, and many others.
During this time, Dennis wrote numerous articles appearing in a variety of different publications, including Personal Computing, Macintosh Today, Macworld, and MacTutor. The author (or co-author) of over a dozen books, including AppleWorks 6 Bible, AppleWorks 6 For Dummies, Mac OS X Bible, iLife Bible, Teach Yourself Visually iLife ’04, FileMaker Pro 7 Bible, The Xcode 2 Book (all Wiley), and Mac Digital Photography (Sybex), Dennis has also been the technical editor for over 100 titles, including all editions of FileMaker Pro Bible prior to FileMaker Pro 7 Bible.
Dennis resides in Sunnyvale, California, with his best friend—a Boston terrier named Spenser. You can find out more about him at his Web site at http://homepage.mac.com/drcohen.

In 1978, Dr. Steven Schwartz bought his first microcomputer, a new Apple II+. Determined to find a way to make money with it, he began writing software reviews, BASIC programs, and user tips for Nibble magazine. Shortly thereafter, he was made a contributing editor.
Over the past 20 years, Steve has written hundreds of articles for more than a dozen computer magazines. He currently writes for Macworld magazine. He was also a founding editor of Software Digest as well as a business editor for MACazine.
From 1985 to 1990, he was the director of technical services for Funk Software. Steve is the author of more than 40 books, including all editions of Macworld ClarisWorks/AppleWorks Bible and the FileMaker Pro Bible (Wiley); Running Microsoft Office 2001 (Microsoft Press); Visual QuickStart Guide for Internet Explorer 5 for Windows, Internet Explorer 5 for Macintosh, Entourage 2001 for Macintosh, CorelDraw 10 for Windows, and Office v.X for Macintosh (Peachpit Press); and dozens of popular game strategy guides.
Steve has a Ph.D. in psychology and presently lives in the fictional town of Lizard Spit, Arizona, where he writes books and complains about the heat. His official Web site is www.siliconwasteland.com.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 984 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 2, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470082771
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470082775
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,539,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing March 16, 2007
Format:Paperback
I purchased this book in the expectation that it would expand on FMP's online help. However, I was disappointed in that it only covers the basics, doesn't add to what's available in FMP's online help. Index insufficient to quickly access information sought. Lacks sufficient examples of applications.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Awesome book....so I gave it four stars. It's a great reference guide.

However, I was looking for some advanced information about reports...how to create fancy formatted reports, rather than the plain vanilla type with totals and subtotals. I don't see a book in publication that addresses reports to that level of detail.

But, the book is really well written and at 800 pages, probably contains 95% of everything you'd ever need.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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This book makes no mention of Table Occurrences or Table Occurrence Groups, so if you plan to build or modify a database with many complex relationships, buy the Missing Manual book or the Filemaker Pro Business Applications book instead.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Only for beginners February 14, 2007
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THis is not a good reference for people who are experienced with other database systems, or who are technical at all. It is so basic that important concepts are completely omitted. A far better book is "The Missing Manual".
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not for 8.5 at all August 15, 2007
Format:Paperback
This book sucks for all users, every level!
Not only is this book extremely simple, like the previous reviews have said, but it is not updated for the 8.5 version. It is taken word-for-word directly from the FileMaker Pro 8.0 book, including the images of the screen layouts. Which makes it completely inaccurate for FileMaker 8.5.
For example; In Ch 4, Building Your First Database, this book walks you though starting with setting field options, which won't work with version 8.5. You have to build tables, and then build fields within them.

This book is a waste of money. Don't buy it unless you are running FileMaker 8.0, or older, you want a very simple database, and you have no experience or understanding of databases at all. Even then you should just buy the the 8.0 version; it will be cheaper (being the older version), and exactly the same.
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