FileMaker users

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by ins3cure, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. ins3cure

    ins3cure Old School Noob

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    Looking for others building systems in FileMaker. My office has used it religiously since version 2 so I was sorta forced into building stuff with it. Like everything else it has it's quirks but does do a lot of what they need with relatively little experience...


    More specificially, those of you who are familiar do you know of any way to initiate a script upon entry of data to a field?
     
  2. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    might wanna post in the mac shack forum too.
     
  3. ins3cure

    ins3cure Old School Noob

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    Good point, just didn't wanna be overly repetitive..
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    FileMaker still exists? :eek4: I haven't even seen it in probably 10 years.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    ins3cure Old School Noob

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    lol yeah it's still around.

    They've released/are releasing 7 now which finally eliminated CDML (proprietary web code) and replaces it with XTML (XTML first appeared in v.6 I think)

    The other big change is they've finally created a system of having multiple tables in the database (I'm not sure why it took them so long to do this)

    Regardless it's still a relatively basic database best suited for small internal databases or dynamic web sites, but it's being used for far more than that by some.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Version 7 handles databases up to 8 Terabytes. :eek3:
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :coold: I remember using it to make my parents an address book and things like that back in the day. I bet it's better than Access (which I'm using at work) :o
     
  9. ins3cure

    ins3cure Old School Noob

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    Similar to Access in that it's based around creating graphical layouts to interact with data stored in variables that are contained within tables. FileMaker in my opinion is much easier to learn the basics of and build a simple database than Access but FileMaker has it's limitations.

    Worth considering as an alternative to MS Access.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Access has its limitations too. Lots of them.
     

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