Video Training Course for
FileMaker® Pro 14 and FM Starting Point

Experience Richard's dynamic and exciting teaching format, while learning both basic, intermediate, and advanced FileMaker development skills. With 26 years of FileMaker experience and a long time speaker at FileMaker's Developer Conference, Richard will teach you all the ins and outs of building FileMaker Solutions, while keeping an eye on customizing your own FREE copy of FM Starting Point! The course is 38 hours of video content! Take advantage of our limited time offer: One time purchase of $49.99.

See complete list of topics covered during this training course

    Introductions - Overview

  • FMP Training with Emphasis on FM Starting Point
  • The FileMaker Platform - Summary
  • What kind of Solutions can be made with FMSP?
  • Installing FileMaker and FMSP
  • Product Positioning
  • New Feature Brain Dump for New and Intermediate Users
  • New Feature Brain Dump for Advanced Users
  • Upgrading 12 or 13 Solutions to FM14
  • Basics of Sharing a Database
  • FM Pro Vs. Pro Advanced
  • Concurrency Licenses for access to FMS
  • FM Starting Point Walkthrough

  • FMSP Walkthrough - Intro
  • FMSP Device Support & Layout Organization
  • Script Numbering and Organization
  • FMSP Complexity Theory
  • FMSP Account & Contacts Walkthrough
  • FMSP Invoice Walkthrough
  • FMSP Contacts Email Template Walk Through
  • FMSP Sales Followups
  • FMSP Invoice - New Line Items – Advanced
  • FMSP Estimate to Invoice Transfer Button - Customize it!
  • FMSP Calculating Margin and Markup in Invoices
  • FMSP Unlimited Related Digital Document Upgrade
  • Fundamentals & Basics

  • What is a Database - Part 1
  • What is a Database - Part 2
  • Modes in FileMaker
  • Browse Mode, and the Delete menu item
  • Saving Data
  • Converting from .fp7 to .fmp12 file formats
  • Converting from .fp5 to .fp7 file formats
  • How to make a Copy of a FM Database
  • Performing Finds & Sorts

  • Finding Records - Basics
  • Finding - Multiple Requests
  • Finding Ranges of Dates
  • Finds with Special Operators
  • Finds and Indexing and Performance
  • Finds Constrain and Extend
  • Sorting Records
  • Emailing, Imports and Exports

  • Sharing Data Intro
  • Importing Data
  • Exporting Data
  • Scripting Import & Exports – Basics
  • Automating Imports or Exports - Robots and Servers
  • Send Email Script Step
  • Finding Your SMTP Settings
  • Automating outbound emails
  • Spamming with FileMaker
  • Automating Emailing of Exports, Like a PDF
  • Scripting FileMaker to Delete a File
  • Multi-Table Imports... Complex Imports
  • Upgrading Copies of FMSP
  • Updating data in a FileMaker table from an Excel File
  • Using 360Works Email Plug in to Send HTML Emails
  • Integration

  • Bar Code Deployment Planning & Options
  • Installing the Barcode Generator into FMSP
  • Scanning Items into Invoices with Barcodes
  • Under-the-hood with Scanner Barcodes In FMSP Part 1
  • Under-the-hood with Scanner Barcodes In FMSP Part 2
  • Under-the-hood with Scanner Barcodes In FMSP Part 3
  • USB Barcodes Gun We're Using
  • Setup Up Printer Labels & Users Scanning the Wrong Barcode
  • Viewer Questions & trouble shooting Barcodes
  • Infinite Peripherals Barcode Hardware for iPhone & iPad
  • Getting FileMaker Server to Generate PDFs< - PSOC/li>
  • What is a FileMaker Robot?
  • Intro to Sending HTML emails and SMS messages
  • Building a Progress Bar in FileMaker
  • Validating Emails with a Service
  • Dialing VOIP Phone with SIP & X-Lite
  • Sending SMS with Twilio
  • Printing & Report Creation

  • Printing and PDF Generation
  • Structuring your data so it is reportable
  • Table View for Ad-Hoc Reporting
  • Layout Parts on List View - for Beginners
  • FileMaker Report Wizard - Very Cool
  • Printing & Reporting on Government Forms
  • State of Charting in FileMaker
  • Built in Charting Overview
  • Google Charts
  • Advanced Layout Techniques

  • Making Layouts load 200% faster in FM 14 - Performance
  • 200% faster Part 2 - Performance
  • 200% faster Part 3 - Performance
  • Grouping with Slide Panels to Hide Objects
  • Get Object Attribute for Hidden Objects
  • Hiding Stuff off the Right Side of the Screen
  • Script Triggers - Intro
  • Script Triggers - Layout Specific
  • Script Triggers - Object Specific
  • Script Triggers - Field Validations
  • Script Triggers - More Layouts controls
  • What is a Virtual List? *** Advanced ***
  • Hierarchical Portal for Navigation *** Advanced ***
  • Go to Related Record - GTRR
  • RCC Layout Optimizer
  • FileMaker Server

  • Deployment & Sharing
  • FMS Admin Walkthrough
  • Scheduling Backups
  • Progressive Backups
  • Restoring from a Crash
  • Server Performance Improvements - Nick Lightbody
  • WebDirect

  • Overview WebDirect (Part 1 of Free Video)
  • MISC

  • Performance Improvements in 14 - Advanced

    Working on Fields & Layouts

  • Layouts - Available tools
  • Tour of the Inspector
  • Intro to Adding Fields to Database
  • Added Calc fields and Hiding Objects
  • Creating a Survey & Value Lists
  • Value Lists- Under the hood
  • Hiding Objects & Conditional Formatting
  • Text fields & User Formatting Issues
  • Merge Fields
  • Stored Vs Unstored Calculations
  • 3 Types of Buttons and One Glyph - Icon
  • Button Bar as New Data Input Control Style
  • Tabs vs. Slide Controls
  • Popovers and New Window Command
  • Auto Enter Options for Fields
  • Container Field Introduction
  • Advanced Container Field Kung-Fu
  • Containers in FMSP
  • Introduction to Single-User vs. Multi-User Databases
  • Global Fields
  • Tooltips
  • Object Flags, or Badges
  • Object Alignment tools
  • Creating a new iOS Layout from Scratch - Stencils
  • Field Validation Options
  • Repeating Fields
  • Layout Badge Tooltips
  • Writing Scripts

  • Scripting
  • Intro to Script Workspace
  • Workspace Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Set fields vs. Copy, Paste
  • Set field & Context
  • Buttons run one Command
  • Navigation
  • IF...THEN...decisons
  • Variables vs. Globals
  • Performing Finds
  • Basic Error Capture
  • Calling Subscripts - Script Parameters
  • Advanced Script Parameters & Script Results
  • Looping Scripts
  • Script Debugger - Part 1
  • Script Debugger - Part 2
  • Data Viewer
  • HiJacking Containers in FM Starting Point
  • Database Performance Optimization Overview
  • Making Scalable Database
  • Perform Script on Server - PSOS
  • PSOS in FMSP
  • Testing for PSOS Availability
  • SASE
  • Case Statement
  • Deduplicating Records, the Plan
  • Replace Command - A Tiger Loose at the Zoo
  • Relookup Command - Updating One Time Relationships
  • Calculations

  • Calculation Engine & New Work Space
  • Calculation Engine & New Work Space Part 2
  • Parsing Text with Calcs - Part 1
  • Parsing Text with Calcs - Part 2
  • Detecting Device & Platform Types
  • Detecting Window Mode and Filter Function
  • Date Calcs
  • Get Functions Walkthrough - Part 1
  • Get Functions Walkthrough - Part 2
  • Get Functions Walkthrough - Part 3
  • Get Functions Walkthrough - Part 4
  • GetLayoutAttribute
  • GetContainerAttribute
  • Get(UUID) and Get(PersistentID)
  • List Function, Summary List, and GetValue
  • Get (ScriptName) - Understand Timing Issues...
  • Relationships

  • What is a Relationship?
  • Table Occurrences Basics
  • Relationship Graph & ERDs
  • What is a Portal... and a One to Many Relationship?
  • Multi-Predicate Relationships
  • Multi-Key Relationships
  • Cascading Adds
  • Cascading Deletes
  • Portal Dialog Options
  • Portal Summary Sum Totals
  • Filtering Portals - Radio Buttons
  • Filtering Portals - Dynamic Search - Script Trigger
  • Looked Up Values
  • Anchor Buoy Design Methodology Part 1
  • Anchor Buoy Design Methodology Part 2
  • Preference Table in your Solution
  • Security

  • Security in FileMaker Overview
  • Accounts and Privileges
  • Extended Privledges...the Basics
  • Encryption at Rest (EAR)
  • Point to Point Encryption
  • Audit Trails - Part 1 - Overview
  • Audit Trails Part 2 - Technical
  • Audit Trails - Audits in FMSP Part 1
  • Audit Trails - Audits in FMSP Part 2
  • Audit Trails - Logging Records viewed - HIPAA
  • Security through Obscurity
  • Restricting Access to Layout with Get(LayoutAccess)
  • Restricting Access to Layout with Extended Privledges
  • Record Level Security
  • Layout and Process Access Controls
  • Hacking a FileMaker File... and Protecting It
  • Final Sign Off

  • Final Sign Off

Learn to customize FMSP, write scripts, and understand FileMaker… It's a lot of learning to do, but this video course will take you there! If you want to learn how to customize FM Starting point, this is the definitive video training course from the creators of FM Starting Point.

On top of the 38 hours of excellent FileMaker Pro Training videos, purchasers will receive tons of extra bonus items, including extra sample files, work files, and demo files! Purchasers are also welcome to attend special live training events to be held in the future!

Most FileMaker training doesn't cover important topics like email integration or barcode connectivity. This 38 hour course is divided up in 7-12 minute videos on separate topics, including: Working with 360Works Email Plug In, Security Concerns with FileMaker Server, Learning how to keep someone from hacking a FileMaker File, and Setting up your FileMaker server the proper way.

One of the main goals of the training is to not only teach you about FileMaker Pro but also teach you the skills to keep yourself out of trouble. I tried to keep the training entertaining, and NOT boring, but I also made sure to pass on some of the hard lessons I have learned over the years in my consulting business. I hope you can learn from the mistakes that I have made.