1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 26, 2009 12:20 AM by allotrope

    Create an internal system and a website (e-business)



      Create an internal system and a website (e-business)


      Hello everyone


      I have bought File Maker Pro not long ago and i have been through the tutorial to start with. I don't know much about databases to be honest.


      There are 2 things i would like to ask:


      1) I want to get a proper training on file maker. i have got an internal software to build. I would like to open an e-business and i wish i could build the database to help me manage the products, orders, customers etc... Do you know where i could be trained? I am French but i live in London. Ideally i would like to bring with me a detailed doc with all the specifications and i go slowly with someone to create the system. How much would i be charged for?


      2) Again as i need to create this e-business, the question is can you use file maker pro as a website as well? I saw that only 5 persons only can be on the website, this could be problem...


      If ever someone can provide answers to my questions, that would be really great...


      Many thanks,



        • 1. Re: Create an internal system and a website (e-business)



          Although I'm based in Canada, I'm sure that you can find trainers in London (England I presume) by searching Filemaker's website for trainers based in London. Although given what you are looking to accomplish, you may want to consider a developer who's willing to train you instead. It will be less formal than classes but you are more likely to get what you are looking for at the end (a working database that is matching your requirements). Trainers usually have preset training material.


          How much? Well that depends on how complex your solution is going to be and how fast you can learn and how much of the work you will do yourself. They will most likely bill you by the hour so $$$. Have you considered purchasing an off the shelf solution instead?


          Filemaker Pro can technically host your site but as you noticed it is limited to Instant Web Publishing and can only host a maximum of 5 concurent users. Since IWP maintains open sessions, you can quickly reach that limit (users often forget to logout). Unless you have significant web expertise, you may want to look into using a Filemaker Web Hosting service instead (there are several to chose from).


          Est-ce que ça répond tes questions?