Copying or importing table schemas (FileMaker Pro Advanced)With FileMaker Pro Advanced, you can consolidate tables from a multi-file solution into one file. There are two methods for consolidating solutions:••Import table schemas — Import table schemas directly into the destination file. You can import just the schemas or import data with a single schema. (To import the data with a single schema, choose File menu > Import Records > File. See Importing data into an existing file.)5.6.•••
How To Merge FileMaker Files
You may already know that merging FileMaker Pro database files can be a tedious and challenging process. After copying, you could spend hours fixing broken links, missing fields, remapping buttons, etc. For this reason, many people simply choose to maintain multiple files even when that may not be the ideal or preferred setup.
With the method outlined below, you can merge databases with a minimal amount of broken links. There may still be some tedious grunt work to do, but by following these steps in the order given, you can significantly reduce the time and tedious tasks involved.
Note: This article is based on FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced. If you have an older version of FileMaker or do not have the Advanced version, you may need to work a little harder.SNIP
Richard Carlson Consulting created the simple templates in the last few versions of Filemaker.
They created a Merged Free and Open Template called Starting Point, another for non-profits called Donations, and another called Recruiter.
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)
YouTube - Filemaker Videos
Soliant TV by SoliantConsultingTV
The UK FileMaker Channel by UKFileMaker
FileMaker, Inc. by filemakerinc
FilemakerAcademy's channel by Filemaker Academy
Free unlocked templates are useful for examining design
Starting Point -
RCC Blog -
A free calendar is available and can be integrated into 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"
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