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[Opinion needed] Top 10 things to learn for FileMaker Beginner

Question asked by sunnychu on Jan 12, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 24, 2017 by philmodjunk

Hi guys,


Recently been playing with video editing software, thought I will take this chance to make some simple 5-10 minutes FileMaker beginner tutorial video to help other beginners out (Since I have been benefiting from the help here in the past 2 years and never contributed much)


I am trying to brainstorm topic/features that are:


  • Versatile in use
  • Common on many project
  • Doesn't require super deep technical knowledge
  • Something that developer find too "common sense" to discuss about but beginner struggle very hard.
  • Low effort in implement, but high value on user experience
  • Something visually appealing so it is more fun to video edit


Here is some ideas I have:


  • Portal (I literally spent 4 days trying to get my portal to work properly when I first started FM)
  • Conditional formatting
  • Sub-summary
  • Calculation field
  • Script that loops through all record
  • Setting data entry method (the calendar, value list, checkbox stuff)
  • Getting your fmp12 file into an iPad into FMGO


So what are the top things you wish you knew when first started FM as a beginner?