Course Description

Continue learning FileMaker 16 Scripting, Calculations, Relationships and Reporting in Part 2 from the guy who actually wrote the book, Scriptology: FileMaker Pro Demystified. With over two decades of experience teaching FileMaker, John Mark Osborne will help you understand tough FileMaker concepts with ease. Intermediate and advanced FileMaker techniques will be taught throughout the three part tutorial series. In order to better understand every nut and bolt that goes into designing a solution, a single file will be created from scratch. The chosen solution is an Contact Manager or CRM solution for its familiarity to a wide audience and flexibility of applying techniques to other solutions. The completed FileMaker file at each stage is provided to assist with the learning process.

FileMaker Pro Expert

John Mark Osborne

John Mark Osborne has been working with FileMaker Pro for over 20 years. He earned his FileMaker Pro degree working on the frontlines of Claris technical support. John was the Technical Lead for FileMaker, serving as an escalation path for other technical support representatives and writing a large portion of TechInfo (now called Knowledgebase), their technical information reference. John also acted as a liaison between the technical support department and the FileMaker development team, reporting bugs, attending product meetings and acting as resource for the development team.John Mark is best known as the author of the popular FileMaker Pro web site Database Pros. The Database Pros web site has been on the internet for 20 years and gets over 35,000 hits a day by offering free FileMaker Pro tips, tricks and techniques.John Mark is also well known as the co-author of the wildly popular Scriptology book and CD ROM. John Mark launched a hands-on training class based on his Scriptology book and it has become so popular that it is now taught at MacWorld Exposition in San Francisco and New York. Most recently, John Mark was one of twelve trainers in the United States authorized to teach their new FileMaker Training Series of classes.John Mark has been a featured speaker at the FileMaker Developer Conference for 15 years. At the 1999 Developer Conference, he was awarded the FileMaker Pro Excellence award for "creation of outstanding technical resources".John Mark is a former technical editors for Advisor magazine working on the tips and tricks section which is the most popular column in the magazine.John Mark has recorded beginner, intermediate and advanced tutorial videos for FileMaker 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 totaling thousands of hours.John Mark Osborne has been an FBA (FileMaker Business Alliance) working closely with FileMaker, Inc. and their most important customers for the past 15 years. John Mark Osborne has also passed the rigorous FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 certification tests and is proud to display the FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 certification logos.

Course curriculum

  • 2


    • Layout Types

    • Single Contact

    • Multiple Addresses

    • Print Script

    • Creating a PDF

    • Emailing a PDF

    • Get Directory

    • List of Contacts

    • Append PDF

    • Company with Contacts

    • Exporting to a Flat File

    • Export Field Contents

    • Avery 5160 Labels

    • Envelopes

    • Phone List with Columns

    • Finished FileMaker File

  • 3


    • Regular Merge Letter

    • Interface

    • Inserting a Merge Field

    • Print Layout

    • Populating the Letter

    • Saving a Letter

    • Inserting a Letter

    • Deleting a Letter

    • Emailing a Letter

    • SMS with Email

    • Mobile Phone Isolation

    • SMS with Twilio

    • Attachments

    • Tracking History

    • Tracking Multiple Histories

    • Manual Correspondence

    • Last Contact

    • Finished FileMaker File

  • 4

    Linked Contacts

    • Join Table

    • Refining the Value List

    • Completing the Portals

    • Hide Portals

    • Conditional Value List

    • Dwindling Value List

    • Dwindle with ExecuteSQL

    • Dwindle with Set Field

    • Picker Window

    • List Filter

    • Populating the Link

    • Exclude Selected Contacts

    • Combining the Tabs

    • Reusing the List Filter

    • Debugging

    • Fixing the Relationships

    • Populating Foreign Keys

    • Completing the Portal

    • Exclusions Revisited

    • Odds & Ends

    • Finished FileMaker File

  • 5

    Record Locking

  • 6


    • Inserting a Picture

    • Manage Containers

    • Expanding Picture

    • Documents Portal

    • Scripted File Insertion

    • Auto-Enter Name

    • Open & Email

    • Universal Table

    • Set Field by Name

    • Finished FileMaker File

  • 7

    Working with John Mark Osborne

  • $225.00

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  • $100.00

    $100.00Complete Contact Manager - Bundle

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