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ACCESS USER NEW TO FILEMAKER - HOW DO I START PROGRAMMING?

Question asked by BodiceaOverall on May 15, 2010
Latest reply on May 29, 2010 by BodiceaOverall

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ACCESS USER NEW TO FILEMAKER - HOW DO I START PROGRAMMING?

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Hello

 

I have been used to building databases using MS Access for about 15 years and I am really struggling with Filemaker.  All the things I used to do using VB, because macro's just don't cut it, I can't seem to work out a way of doing the same in Filemaker.

 

All I can see is that you stick a list of predefined functions together and mimic what a user would do.  In other words its like recording macros in Excel. 

 

I know what I want to do is far too complex for this macro step approach.  I am used to collecting data on a form, storing it in variables, running routines that check a variety of tables against these variables and pulling back other values and such like before committing to the data to the database.

 

I can't seem to even get started in Filemaker.  After clicking buttons reading the "Missing Manual" book I still don't get it.  Can someone just give me a pointer as to where to start doing this kind of stuff?

 

Eternally grateful!

 

 

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