FileMaker API for PHP 12 Book Now Available at

Discussion created by tduell on Dec 5, 2012

12/5/2012 Formulations Pro, Inc., San Diego, CA. Announced the immediate availability of the second edition of the number one selling FileMaker PHP book; FileMaker API for PHP 12 A Practical Guide for Creating Database Driven Web Sites with FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Server 12. Todd Duell, CIO of Formulations Pro and author of the book stated, "This is a major improvement from the first book. There are more than 25 new lessons. More importantly, the entire book has been re-validated on FileMaker Server 12, Apache, and IIS. In addition to the book, Formulations Pro is also hosting the extremely popular, free FileMaker API for PHP reference web site that provides access to detailed information about the FileMaker class and all the methods. This site far surpases anything currently available to FileMaker PHP developers. The goal of this site it to provide world-wide access to best practices PHP development and the ability of developers to share their work with the entire community." Formulations Pro, Inc. is the world-wide leader in custom and commercial FileMaker software applications.


This is the only complete reference book for the FileMaker API for PHP using FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Server 12. Whether you are a beginner or a professional developer you will find the information in this book to be invaluable. Part I starts by getting you ready to publish data to the web with a primer about the basic HTML you will need to know to work with the examples in this book. Part II shows you how to install and configure either Apache or IIS as your web server. Part III shows you how to install and configure FileMaker Server. Part IV provides information about free and professional text editing tools to build your web sites. Part V teaches you the basics about PHP syntax to work with the examples in this book. Part VI explains the sample database fields, layouts, and scripts that are used for all the examples in the book. Part VII contains more than 60 complete core and advanced PHP examples that will teach you techniques to build professional web sites. Part VIII wraps up the book reference information with extended FileMaker vs. PHP syntax, other web publishing technologies available to FileMaker, expected costs, performance and security considerations, understanding server logs and error codes, and a FileMaker API for PHP quick reference guide. This is a completely revised book. Every line of code has been revalidated to work with FileMaker Pro 12, Apache, IIS, and the latest browsers. Therefore even if you have a previous version of the book it may be well worth your time to study the new content in this book.


Example FIles Include:


    How to connect to the database

    How to display images from a container field

    Find records

    Perform compound searches

    Sort records

    Insert records

    Duplicate records

    Delete records

    Validate the data before inserting or updating records

    Working with related records in portals

    Uploading files to the server

    Creating list and jump menus

    Displaying search results

    Create a login routine to secure your web pages

    Running scripts using PHP code

    Importing records after uploading an Excel file

    Display record pagination and record navigation links

    Working with multi-user web pages

    Display Boolean and multi value check boxes

    Display multi value list

    Quick find method

    Google reCAPTCHA

    Google API pie, bar, and line charting

    Google API maps and geocoding

    Display random banner ads

    Session management

    Display externally stored images and files

    Install and configure SSL for HTTPS

    PHP with AJAX

    PHP Calendar

    Working with dates

    Email integration and attachments

    Printing PDF reports

    Printing sub summary reports

    Validating phone numbers

    Validating credit cards

    Simultaneously updating multiple records

    Submitting multiple page forms

    Expire download links

    Display HTML/CSS from database fields


The printed book is now available at


If you would like an eBook a discounted version of the eBook is available at: