They have streamlined the Invoices Starter in FM16. Thankfully they fixed a few things. It is pretty compact and easy to understand. What are you not understanding? No videos or other documentation I know of.
Thanks for quick response.
The Products section seems to be for stock levels and reordering and also services. It is too complicated for what I need which is a simple product list.
I haven't upgraded to FM16 yet but would do in a blink if the Invoices starter solution was more suitable. Is there a link to get more info on it?
What version are you using?
I am using FM15.
They Starter Solutions should look like a guide for you to build your own solution. I have basic features that you can use with FileMaker.
If you want to learn more about FileMaker, look at free webinars and videos
FM15 is about the same as 16 for Invoices. Big change from FM13. if it fits aside from the inventory qty just remove those fields. I would use it as a template to build your own file. That way you have exactly what you need and you have full knowledge of all the parts.
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When I first started, I had an 'idea' (idea is in quotes because I'm no where near the first to think this). I thought:
"This will be great. Grab the Contacts Starter Solution, link it to the Invoices Starter Solution, and the Events...etc. and have a complete great database."
About 4 hours into it I realized it was a horrible idea. I think the Starter Solutions are great for concepts, design ideas, scripting ideas, etc., but I wouldn't use one for my business.
There are much better options:
This one is great because you learn and build a contact/invoicing solution.
3. Build your own with or without the help from 1 or 2.
It looks like starting from scratch will be the way to go!
One thing I do not like in the invoices starter is the use of the actual invoice number as the primary key.