Course Description

Part 3 of this training series continues on with FileMaker Scripting, Calculations, Relationships and Reporting 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 invoicing 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

  • 1

    Part 3

  • 2

    Script Triggers

    • Trigger Types

    • Definitions

    • Considerations

    • Order of Execution

    • Layout Navigation

    • Centralized Sorting

    • Prevent Carriage Returns

    • History Table

    • History Decisions

    • History Script

    • List View Filter

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Commit Interruption

    • Tab Panel Restoration

    • Window Naming

    • Validation Substitution

    • Find Interrupted

    • Finished Invoicing Solution

  • 3

    Save a Found Set

    • Loop with Global

    • Loop with Variable

    • Speed Testing

    • GetNthRecord Recursion

    • Summary List

    • Compare and Contrast

    • Save Multiple Found Sets

    • Duplicate Set Names

    • Restoring Multiple Found Sets

    • Deleting Found Sets

    • Multiple Tables

    • Account Aware Found Sets

    • Save with Snapshot Link

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Restore with Snapshot Link

    • Multiple Tables Revisited

    • Finished Invoicing Solution

  • 4

    Parsing for Features

    • New Requests Made Easier

    • Beyond Basic Parsing

    • Parse a Form Email Overview

    • Parse a Form Email Formula

    • Parse a Form Email Script

    • Saving Find Criteria

    • Restoring Find Criteria

    • Multiple Tables or Users

    • Menu Number

    • Web Browser Back Button

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Storing Layouts

    • Restoring Layouts

    • Forward Button

    • Back Records, Files and Windows

    • Finished Invoicing Solution

  • 5

    Security

    • Security Overview

    • Complete Approach

    • Accounts

    • Privilege Sets

    • Data Access and Design

    • Extended Privileges

    • Record Level Access

      FREE PREVIEW
    • External File Protection

    • No Access Layout

    • Capturing Security Errors

    • Re-Login

    • Random Passwords

    • Manager Override Setup

    • Manager Override Script

    • Finished Invoicing Solution

    • Security Revisions in FileMaker 15

  • 6

    Odds & Ends

    • Open: Install Menu Set

    • Open: Window Settings

    • Open: File Name Variable

    • Bundling Products

    • Open: Locate Overdue Invoices

    • Open: Initialize Globals

    • Find Similar Methods

    • Find Similar Comparison

    • Identifying a Duplicate

    • Deleting Duplicates

    • Preventing Duplicates

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Tab Order

    • Clean Up Layouts

    • Clean Up Schema

    • Finished Invoicing Solution

  • 7

    Working with John Mark Osborne

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