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FileMaker Fundamentals

During this training day, you get an introduction to creating an app with FileMaker Pro . 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.

Target Group

This training session is intended for people who want to make a simple solution in FileMaker Pro. 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.

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


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Adrian Pellus Quesada
Project Manager
Senior FileMaker Consultant & Project Manager
Pedro Gallego Tortosa
Business Unit Manager
Kevin Van den Brande
Digital Transformation Consultant & Trainer
FileMaker Certified Developer
Bart Van Baren
Business Unit Manager - The Netherlands
FileMaker Certified Developer
Joost Kingma
Digital Transformation Consultant
FileMaker 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


  • Group summary data
  • Graphs


To participate in this training, you must at least be able to work with the basic functions of FileMaker Pro. 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.

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