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Special Edition Using FileMaker 9

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Special Edition Using FileMaker 9

The only FILEMAKER 9 book you need

We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward FileMaker® 9 proficiency and the use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on FileMaker® 9, Special Edition Using FileMaker® 9 is the only book you need.

Make the most of FileMaker 9:

     •    Integrate the Web with FileMaker using the new Web Viewer

     •    Use the new external data sources techniques with SQL and ODBC

     •    Discover how to add supplemental fields in FileMaker to external SQL data sources

     •    See how the major changes in script editing and debugging can help you

     •    Learn new layout techniques, including conditional formatting and auto-resizing layout objects

     •    Find out how to use the new FileMaker Server Admin Console to administer databases

     •    Publish FileMaker databases on the Web using Instant Web Publishing, and use Custom Web Publishing with PHP or XML/XSLT

“The new FileMaker 9 product line is the most dramatic new offering in years with over 30 ease-of-use breakthroughs; and Special Edition Using FileMaker 9 is an excellent desk reference and companion resource for all FileMaker professionals!”

–Rick Kalman,

Senior Product Manager,

FileMaker, Inc.

Jesse Feiler is a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance. He regularly consults on FileMaker and develops FileMaker solutions for small businesses, non-profits, art, retail point-of-sale, publishing, marketing, and other markets. He has created a number of video training courses, including one on FileMaker 7 and appears regularly on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Roundtable and Vox Pop shows.


Download modified FileMaker Starter solutions with added fields, scripts, and layouts to illustrate techniques in the book, along with other materials, from and

Category        Database

Covers           FileMaker 9

User Level     Intermediate–Advanced

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. We Want to Hear from You!
  8. Reader Services
  9. Introduction
  10. Part I: Getting Started with FileMaker 9
    1. Chapter 1. FileMaker Overview
    2. Chapter 2. Using FileMaker Pro
    3. Chapter 3. Defining and Working with Fields and Tables
    4. Chapter 4. Working with Layouts
  11. Part II: Developing Solutions with FileMaker
    1. Chapter 5. Relational Database Design
    2. Chapter 6. Working with Multiple Tables
    3. Chapter 7. Working with Relationships
    4. Chapter 8. Getting Started with Calculations
    5. Chapter 9. Getting Started with Scripting
    6. Chapter 10. Getting Started with Reporting
  12. Part III: Developer Techniques
    1. Chapter 11. Developing for Multiuser Deployment
    2. Chapter 12. Implementing Security
    3. Chapter 13. Using the Web Viewer
    4. Chapter 14. Advanced Interface Techniques
    5. Chapter 15. Advanced Calculation Techniques
    6. Chapter 16. Advanced Scripting Techniques
    7. Chapter 17. Advanced Portal Techniques
    8. Chapter 18. Advanced FileMaker Solution Architecture
    9. Chapter 19. Debugging and Troubleshooting
    10. Chapter 20. Converting Systems from Previous Versions of FileMaker Pro
  13. Part IV: Data Integration and Publishing
    1. Chapter 21. Connecting to External SQL Data Sources
    2. Chapter 22. Importing Data into FileMaker Pro
    3. Chapter 23. Exporting Data from FileMaker
    4. Chapter 24. Sharing Data with XML
    5. Chapter 25. Instant Web Publishing
    6. Chapter 26. Custom Web Publishing with XML/XSLT
    7. Chapter 27. Custom Web Publishing with PHP
  14. Part V: Deploying a FileMaker Solution
    1. Chapter 28. Deploying and Extending FileMaker
    2. Chapter 29. FileMaker Server and Server Advanced
    3. Chapter 30. FileMaker Mobile
  15. Index