Filemaker pro - recommendations of helpful sites?

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  1. unregbaron macrumors regular

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    Or tutorials?

    I want to build a database of maybe as many as international 1,000 venues each holding events over 1 or 2 months....

    Thanks,
     
  2. ejb190 macrumors 65816

    ejb190

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    Not really sure what you are looking for. What do you know about FileMaker? Which version (there are some serious differences between 6 and 7)? What exactly are you trying to do? I guess I need some more information to answer your question.

    I started out with the FileMaker Pro Bible and a few simple tasks that I needed to accomplish. From there I kept adding on more difficult scripting as I found things I needed the system to do.
     
  3. unregbaron thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm using FMP 7 - I want a database that can sort entries by the dates they occur and location - also what the event is..

    Hope this helps... (is there a standard description of such a database that might help my searching?)
     
  4. jacg macrumors 6502a

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    I found filemaker such a nightmare I spent quite a while at these links:

    http://www.clevelandconsulting.com/support/viewforum.php?f=13
    http://www.fmforums.com/
    http://www.filemaker.com/support/mailinglists.html

    To be honest, I found FM so impractical I went back to Excel. For example, I expected to be able to do things like copy and paste from FM's list view. And produce forms that weren't pig ugly. I'd used a relational database before (on an Amiga) I just didn't expect FM to look the same...

    Rant over. Good luck!
     
  5. Symtex macrumors 6502a

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    I don't agree with you. I've build some pretty effective database with FM Pro. You've got to learn how to use some of the advance functin of it. I can make anything in FMPro.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools.

    FileMaker Pro is a database system. Excel is a spreadsheet. These are different tools and are intended for different tasks. If Excel does the job better, then FileMaker Pro is the wrong tool for the job.
     
  7. unregbaron thread starter macrumors regular

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    for my needs is filemaker the way to go or better with excel?


    (I want to build a database of maybe as many as international 1,000 venues each holding events over 1 or 2 months.... I want a database that can sort entries by the dates they occur and location - also what the event is..)
     
  8. Symtex macrumors 6502a

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    This can be easily done with a form / portal.
     

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