Creating a Database in FileMaker Pro 8: Visual QuickProject by Steve Schwartz

By Steve Schwartz

In order to make a great-looking, useful database speedy yet don't need to get slowed down with the main points, then you definately desire a visible QuickProject advisor! If you've gotten by no means created a database prior to, the duty could be daunting. spotting that you just do not unavoidably wish or want to know approximately each FileMaker professional eight characteristic, this affordable, compact consultant is the fastest path to making a useful, equipped database. even if you are a small company proprietor trying to find a greater approach to tune stock and invoices, somebody simply searching for a streamlined option to preserve tune of your contacts, or your boss easily wishes a a undertaking database, this booklet covers the FileMaker seasoned eight fundamentals with full-color illustrations and step by step directions that will help you get your undertaking performed quick. The advisor additionally contains a spouse site with downloadable image buttons, customized kinds and templates, and extra.

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The Define Database dialog box appears. [View full size image] 52 53 The table below shows the fields you'll create for the Savings table. Field Name Type Auto-Enter Validation Account Text Description Text Transaction Date Date Creation Date Last Modified Date Modification Date; Prohibit modification Deposit Number Numeric only; Always validate Withdrawal Number Numeric only; Always validate Check Number Number Numeric only Storage Indexed (minimal) Click the Fields tab. Ensure that Savings is the current table, define the fields listed on the previous page, set the field options, and click OK.

If you leave this option checked, FileMaker automatically places new fields on the layoutfrequently in the worst possible places. Sav_Current Balance Choose File > Define > Database. In the Define Database dialog box, click the Fields tab and select Main from the Table list. Enter Sav_Current Balance in the Field Name box, choose Calculation as the Type, and click Create. The Specify Calculation dialog box appears. Double-click Sav_Initial Balance in the field list on the left. Then type a + (or click the + operator button).

Each of these relationships will be a one-to-many relationship; that is, one record in Main can correspond to many records in the related table. For instance, a CD in Main may have multiple interest records in the CD table. You relate data tables by specifying match fields in the tables. Choose File >Define > Database. Click the Relationships tab at the top of the Define Database dialog box. All tables defined for the current database are displayed as tiny boxes. [View full size image] Optional: You'll note that the initial table was automatically named Investment Minder (to match the database's file name).

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