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1 Day Course

FileMaker Fundamentals

During this training day, you get an introduction to creating an app with FileMaker Pro Advanced. You learn how to design an app by organizing data, providing it with an interface and by creating automations, allowing users to use it. All aspects of creating an app are covered without making you a real developer.

By providing you with an understanding of the different areas related to the development of a FileMaker app, this training also allows you to assess your desire to pursue developer training and / or the knowledge necessary to support an internal or external development project.

450 €
Target Group

This training session is intended for people who want to make a simple solution in FileMaker Pro Advanced. Or for people who would like to implement some simple, functional changes to their own FileMaker application. Or for those who want to better understand how their FileMaker application is built, but who have no ambition to become a FileMaker developer.

Is this session for you?

Take this quick online test to assess your skills


  • Create a first simple app independently
  • Structure the data using tables, fields and simple links
  • Create a user interface to show and use data
  • Make the interface interactive using scripts
  • Gain general knowledge, and the features of FileMaker Pro Advanced from a developer’s perspective


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Select Course Language Date/Time Location Price Book
FileMaker Fundamentals Português 08/09/2021 | 9:00 am Online € 380 Book
FileMaker Fundamentals Nederlands 08/10/2021 | 9:30 am Online € 450 Book
FileMaker Fundamentals Nederlands 17/11/2021 | 9:30 am Online € 450 Book
FileMaker Fundamentals
08/09/2021 | 9:00 am
€ 380
FileMaker Fundamentals
08/10/2021 | 9:30 am
€ 450
FileMaker Fundamentals
17/11/2021 | 9:30 am
€ 450


Loïc Eeckhout
IT Manager / Digital Transformation Consultant
FileMaker 18 Certified Developer
Thomas De Smet
Business Unit Manager Brussels
FileMaker 18 Certified Developer
Ulf Bengtsson
Digital Transformation Consultant
FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 Certified Developer
Bjørn Haugland
Business Unit Manager Norway
Edgar Pinho Rodrigues
Business Unit Manager
FileMaker 17 Certified Developer


Create tables and fields

  • Create new tables
  • Different field-types
  • Create new fields with the field picker


  • Use primary and foreign keys to relate tables
  • Create data relationships

Interface : Layouts

  • Create layouts
  • Add fields to a layout
  • Add a button to a layout
  • Use of themes and styles.

Layout tools

  • Use the status toolbar and the inspector
  • Change the format of a layout
  • Use the different developer tools

Special objects

  • External table
  • Tab control
  • Slide control
  • Popover
  • Web Viewer

Format fields

  • Format data
  • Conditional formatting
  • Field control styles
  • Value lists


  • Create calculations
  • Functions and operators


  • Add static calculations
  • Graphs


To participate in this training, you must at least be able to work with the basic functions of FileMaker Pro Advanced. If this is not the case, we recommend that you take the « FileMaker User » training.

What’s next?

If you wish to broaden your knowledge about FileMaker, we can advise you to follow the « FileMaker Developer » training. This is a two-day training course that explores the various aspects of development with the FileMaker platform.

In practice

This training is given at our place, or at your place. A training day is from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

We can provide a computer for you, or you can bring your own laptop with a current FileMaker Pro version installed.

This training is the second in our series of training courses. You can combine this training with « FileMaker User », to combine both into a two-day training session.
It is also possible to follow each training session separately.