Course Description

Part 4 of this training series continues on with FileMaker Scripting, Calculations and Relationships but also delves into FileMaker Go, FileMaker Server and WebDirect. 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

    Recap of Part 3

  • 2

    Preferences

    • Preferences Defined

    • The Table, Fields and Interface

    • The Wrong Way!

    • Easy ExecuteSQL

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Custom Function

    • Go to Layout

    • Screen Size

    • Options

    • Company Info

    • Logo

    • Phone Formatting

    • Open Script Verification

    • Global Variable Preferences

    • Completed Invoice File

  • 3

    Notes, To Dos and Cross-Tabs

    • Notes Timestamp

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Notes Portal

    • Adaptive Notes

    • To Dos Feature

    • To Dos Sort and Format

    • Upcoming To Dos

    • To Dos Report

    • PDF Generation

    • Cross-Tab Reporting

    • Completed Invoice File

  • 4

    Payments, Currency and Addresses

    • Multiple Payments

    • Balance

    • Status and Overdue

    • Full Payment

    • Validate Payment

    • Payment Across Invoices

    • Testing Fund Application

    • Currency Formatting

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Google Directions

    • Verifying an Address

    • Completed Invoice Solution

  • 5

    FileMaker Go

    • Purpose of FileMaker Go

    • Can Nots and Should Nots

    • Screen Size

    • Theme & Layout

    • Startup Script & Layout

    • Form Layout Buttons

    • Home Layout Buttons

    • Sharing

    • Logging On

    • Testing and Fixing

    • List View

    • More Testing

    • GPS

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Apple Maps and Directions

    • Pictures, Barcodes and Signatures

    • Synchronizing

    • What about iPad?

    • Completed Invoice Solution

  • 6

    FileMaker Server

    • Server vs Pro

    • Hardware Considerations

    • Ports

    • Install and Uninstall

    • Testing

    • Uploading a File

    • Status Pane

    • Activity Pane

    • Schedules Pane

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Log Viewer

    • Statistics Pane

    • General Settings Pane

    • Database Server Pane

    • Folders Tab

    • Logging Tab

    • Plug-Ins and Directory Service

    • Web Publishing Pane

    • Live or Offline Updating

    • Cloud or Hosting Services

    • Completed Invoice Solution

  • 7

    WebDirect

    • Purpose and Limitations

    • Extended Privileges

    • Why Design a New Layout?

    • Squashing Bugs

    • What Doesn't Work?

    • Hide Object

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Completed Invoice Solution

  • 8

    Working with John Mark Osborne

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