3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2012 2:53 PM by philmodjunk

    Filemaker Pro Advanced demo or videos

    RonJennings

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      Filemaker Pro Advanced demo or videos

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           I think FMP Advanced would help me with some of the database projects at my work but I'd like to see some videos of the Advanced-specific features "in action" or better yet tinker with a trial version.  

           I've looked around and can't find either of those.  Do they exist?

        • 1. Re: Filemaker Pro Advanced demo or videos
          philmodjunk

               Probably not on the videos and definitely not on the Trial.

               I can tell you that the ability to:

                 
          1.           Run scripts with a script debugger
          2.      
          3.           Create Custom menus
          4.      
          5.           Create or import custom functions
          6.      
          7.           Create database design reports

               are all extremely  useful features for both expert and novice database designers.

          • 2. Re: Filemaker Pro Advanced demo or videos
            RonJennings

                 I saw those features and the others listed on the site & they have piqued my interest more than a little bit but without seeing them actually used to get a better understanding of just how useful they could be (or more correctly, show my boss on how useful they could be) it's a tough sell.

                 Looking back, I think the design reporting feature would have helped a lot with the database I had to convert from 5.5 to 12 & the table/field replicator would (I think) help with a current project.  The script debugger has obvious potential as well.

                 I can undertand the reluctance at a demo but why not some videos?  Sounds like basic good marketing material to me.

            • 3. Re: Filemaker Pro Advanced demo or videos
              philmodjunk
                   

                        but why not some videos?

                   That's not a question that I can answer as I don't work for Filemaker Inc., but there are a number of videos on you-tube that demo different aspects of FileMaker. I haven't heard of any that are specific to Filemaker Advanced, but you might do a search on the site to see what you find.