Get Started with FileMaker Pro

Get Started with FileMaker Pro is an introduction to FileMaker Pro and creating custom database solutions. It covers everything from creating a new solution, setting up data structure, customising the appearance, securing and deploying your file and more. While the course will cover features of FileMaker 19, you may be using any recent version of FileMaker Pro.

The course is delivered in two sessions (each three hours) online using our online training delivery platform.

Course cost: AU$290 ex GST (six hours total)

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for people with no experience with FileMaker Pro or with creating databases. However, if you are self taught, you will probably pick up a lot of tips and fill in the gaps in your knowledge. You should have a project in mind that you can start after the course.

How Does the Course Run?

The course is run online via a web browser (Google Chrome recommended) on your computer. On enrolment, you will receive an email invitation with a link to join the training. During each session, you will be able to text chat or ask questions live. Your presenter will share their screen to run the presentation and demonstrations. 

What Will I Get?

Before the first session, you will receive a link to download a PDF copy of the comprehensive class notes and exercise files. At the end of the course, you will be contacted to follow up any questions you may have with the course content or exercises. 

Course Outline

  • The FileMaker Platform – overview of the products and what they do
  • Inside a Database – tables, fields and relationships
  • Displaying Data with Layouts – creating layouts, using text and field objects
  • About Relationships – using keys, viewing related data
  • Calculation and Summary Fields – creating and using
  • Scripting to Automate Processes – creating and running scripts
  • Exporting Data – methods to extract data from your file
  • Securing Your File – how to allow access to and protect your data
  • Next Steps – where to from here

Current Schedule

There are two online groups with session times designed to suit different locations around the world.

Choose your Group and book here.

Online Group 1

Sessions are three (3) hours starting 7am AEST (9am NZST, 2pm PDT, 5pm EDT)

  • session 1 – Wed, 17 August 2022
  • session 2 – Fri, 19 August 2022
Online Group 2

Sessions are three (3) hours starting 5pm AEST (7pm NZST, 3pm SGT, 8am BST, 9am CEST)

  • session 1 – Wed, 17 August 2022
  • session 2 – Fri, 19 August 2022

AEST = Australia Eastern Standard Time; NZST = New Zealand Standard Time; SGT = Singapore Time

USA: PDT = Pacific Daylight Time; EDT = Eastern Daylight Time

Europe: BST = British Summer Time; CEST = Central European Summer Time