- Paperback: 816 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 4, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470429003
- ISBN-13: 978-0470429006
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.7 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,603,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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FileMaker Pro 10 Bible 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
If you want to learn FileMaker Pro, you need this book
Before you start a FileMaker Pro project, make sure you have this detailed how-to from renowned FileMaker expert Ray Cologon. He draws upon years of experience to provide pages of solutions, techniques, and instruction you won't find anywhere else. Discover what's new in FileMaker Pro 10, learn efficient coding, and create industrial-strength databases with automation, scripting, security, and more. From the fundamentals to full-scale development, this is the FileMaker book you need to succeed.
- Design dynamic layouts for screen and print
Learn data modeling and examine data arrays
Work with tables and SQL data sources, and migrate legacy data
Manage lists, calculate summary data, and document your code
Master scripting and the FileMaker Scripting Environment
Apply security and maintain the integrity of your data
Create custom functions and use standards-based approaches
Employ third-party tools and plug-ins to extend FileMaker Pro's reach
About the Author
Ray Cologon is a FileMaker Pro consultant, a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA), and a widely known and respected FileMaker Pro developer and solutions provider. Ray is the founder of NightWing Enterprises, based in Melbourne, Australia. He has been a speaker at FileMaker Developer Conferences in Phoenix, Orlando, and San Francisco over the past four years and is the recipient of an Award for Leadership and Technical Excellence in FileMaker Pro from FileMaker, Inc.
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Recently, I bought the FM Bible by Ray Cologon because I was not satisfied by the material I already had.
Ray's book solved many of the problems I was having in the Missing Manual book. For example the Missing Manual becomes hopelessly confusing in chapter 8, when the table occurrences - TO's, take bizarre names and the author starts using an antiquated `anchor buoy system'. The same concept of TO's was dealt with very elegantly by Ray.
Ray's book is readable and has a flow. He also saves us from the humor and witticism which, books like missing manual and `Dummy' series contain.
The author carefully explains why Filemaker is different from other databases programs, especially, the graph and the Table occurrences. This is vital to know for someone migrating from Microsoft Access etc.
You start building an Invoice solution early in the book. The solution slowly grows and matures over the chapters. Newbies may find it hard to understand early in the book, because the concepts of table and relationships come after you build the structure. Is this a cart before the horse? I think not because, once you have built the structure (at least went along with the instructions) you will find it easy to understand the deeper concepts.
The beauty of the book is in the concept of simplification. Some authors can simplify convoluted subjects and make the common man understand the concepts. Ray has that gift.
Ray was kind enough to answer my question. I was astonished to receive an answer from him promptly.
This is great book to have in your library.