Course Descriptions

Advanced FileMaker

What You Will Learn

This workshop is designed for FileMaker users who want to learn how to enhance their databases with scripts, buttons, text as well as numeric calculations, portals and subsummary parts. The course covers —

  • The use of functions in Calculation fields,
  • Using calculations to combine text fields to create custom messages,
  • Adding command buttons to a layout,
  • What FileMaker scripts can do,
  • How to create and modify a script and assign it to a button,
  • Using portals to display several records from a related file,
  • What subsummary parts do and how to use them.

6 hours, $260 (available for Windows and Macintosh)
Purchase with FileMaker class for discounted package price of $430.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Training Format

  • Live class with trainer in class and interactive student participation,
  • Exercise-based, hands-on instruction,
  • Emphasis on questions and student participation,
  • Small size (limited to 8), personal attention.

Class Location

Dates and Registration


Working knowledge of basic database design principles and FileMaker operations, including creating and modifying field definitions, creating a layout (including headers, footers and grand summary parts), defining simple calulation and summary fields, and lookups.

Related Class

If you prefer project-specific assistance, we are also available to work with you on a consulting basis.

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FileMaker Course Outline, Updated May 12, 2021.