Understanding Data Binding: What it Does and When and How to Safely Break it!

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Session Description

The data binding of FileMaker Layouts to data tables solves several common database problems and is a significant part of what makes FileMaker based solutions faster to build. But, because it also imposes some restrictions on development and maintenance of complex solutions, developers naturally look for ways to break free of this tight coupling. But before we go about breaking it, we need to understand what it does for us and how it works. We are going to delve into data binding and what it does behind the scenes to keep our data safe. We'll learn how to use it to handle some complex database problems, and finally we'll learn some techniques that can help us break free of that binding when we must.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker
  • FileMaker Go
What You Will Learn
  • Why is FileMaker data binding such a big advantage
  • When does data binding occur, and when does it not occur
  • When and how to safely break data binding
  • How to correctly handle binding problems such as record locking