FileMaker Pro
Basic Skills


FileMaker Pro is a powerful database program that allows tremendous flexibility in the entry and manipulation of information. In this course, you will learn the basics of FileMaker Pro so that you can create and use databases to organize your information.


Designed for the participant who has little or no experience using FileMaker Pro, and who needs to learn the basic skills that are necessary in order to begin to use this program effectively.
Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computer's operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

What should you be familiar with?

Familiarity with spreadsheet or data management applications would be an advantage

Session Length

1 Day, 9:00am to 4:30pm


This session is conducted either on site, or at our training rooms.

Topics Covered in this session

          Introduction to Databases
          Database Basics
          Opening a Database
          Using a Database
          Browsing Records
          Entering Records Manually
          Viewing a Database as a Form, List, or Table
          Finding Records
          Changing Layouts
          Sorting Records

          Creating a Database

          Defining a New Database
          Creating a New Database
          Creating Fields
          Editing Field Names
          Advanced Field Options
          Applying Auto-Entry Field Options
          Creating Calculation Fields
          Applying Validation Field Options
          Creating a Pop-Up Menu Value List
          Creating a Radio Buttons Value List
          Applying Check Box Value Lists
          Importing Records
          Importing Records from Other Sources
          Replacing Field Information

          Complex Find Requests

          Advanced Single Criterion Searches
          Performing Searches Using Logical Operators
          Performing Range Searches
          Finding Blank Fields
          Omitting Records
          Multiple Criteria Searches
          Performing an AND Search
          Performing an OR Search
          Designing Layouts
          Modifying the Default Layout
          Resizing Fields
          Deleting and Changing Field Labels
          Moving Fields
          Drawing Basic Shapes
          Applying Fill Colors
          Formatting Numeric Fields
          Grouping Layout Items
          Changing the Layout Name
          Creating New Layouts
          Creating a Columnar Report
          Viewing Layout Parts
          Formatting Layout Fields
          Creating Mailing Labels
          Using Merge Fields
          Creating a Blank Layout
          Inserting the Date Symbol
          Inserting Merge Fields
          Importing Graphics

          Summarizing Data

          Using Grand Summaries
          Creating a "Count" Summary Field
          Creating Leading Grand Summary Parts
          Creating a "Total Of" Summary Field
          Using Subsummaries
          Creating Subsummary Parts
          Formatting Items in Subsummary Parts
          Duplicating Fields
          Displaying Summary Information for Found Records

Performance-based objectives
  • Create a new database.
  • Define several types of fields to hold various types of data.
  • Use auto-enter options to speed data entry.
  • Define and use calculation fields.
  • Create check boxes, radio buttons, and pop-up menus from named value lists.
  • Find records using single and multiple criteria, including logical searches and AND and OR searches.
  • Sort records by various criteria.
  • Format text, numbers, fields, and objects in layouts.
  • Modify an existing layout and create new layouts.
  • Use merge fields to create a form letter layout.
  • Summarize data using grand summaries and subsummaries.

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