Mat Petrowsky has made a solution for a karate school. He made an entire video series about it. It uses barcode scanning and everything.
You can even download the technique files from his website:
This is part 1:
Can see it unless I sign up.
The starter solutions and templates that come with Filemaker are stand alone databases, they can be merged, but take a little or a middling amount of FMP knowledge.
The Company that did the design for previous templates in Filemaker have four free open templates. They are sophicated and difficult to customize for the beginner.
Searching for a just perfect template can be frustrating.
The White Paper for FMP Novices is useful -
Filemaker Free - Listing of free resources -
Filemaker Wikipedia -
Filemaker - Version By Version -
Lynda dot com has Filemaker Videos (portions are free)
Free unlocked templates are useful for examining design
Starting Point -
RCC Blog -
A free calendar is available to be bolted onto your database
You can search specific Filemaker sites on this Custom Google Search
Looking at FMP business database demos is useful - some are fully useable
The Excelisys Business Tracker V3.0 -
Filemaker released a FMP runtime database in 2007 for students called "Campus Productivity Kit" and is available online, notably at CNet
Google "Campus Productivity Kit"