Automating FileMaker Pro: Scripting, Calculations, and Data Transfer
FileMaker Pro, long popular with Macintosh users, is now the leading standalone database for Windows. Automating FileMaker Pro cures the headaches of thousands of developers, administrators, and other users who want to maximize their database projects' efficiency, effectiveness, and ease of use.
Inside, FileMaker users will profit from expert technical instruction in FileMaker's powerful scripting and automation capabilities-mastering techniques for improving performance in areas such as reporting and data validation. Author Jesse Feiler also applies his extensive business and consulting experience to help managers recognize innovative ways to get the most from their database investment.
* Written for readers working with all Macintosh and Windows versions, including the latest: FileMaker Pro 5
* Provides in-depth coverage of ScriptMaker, FileMaker Pro's visual tool for developing scripts that can carry out complex tasks
* Teaches automation techniques for entering and validating data, generating reports, customizing the interface, linking to non-FileMaker data sources, making data available on the Web, and more
* Stresses sound approaches that help readers build robust, scalable solutions
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FileMaker Pro Scripting
Calculations and Field Options 181
Introduction to ScriptMaker
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