Filemaker pro - recommendations of helpful sites?

unregbaron

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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,
 

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.
 

unregbaron

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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?)
 

jacg

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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!
 

Symtex

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jacg said:
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!
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.
 

MisterMe

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jacg said:
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!
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.
 

unregbaron

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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..)
 

Symtex

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Jan 27, 2005
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unregbaron said:
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..)
This can be easily done with a form / portal.
 

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