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