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FileMaker Training Course Toronto (Introduction to Scripting)

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1 Yonge Street (Toronto Star Building)

Suite 1801

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FileMaker Pro: Introduction to Scripting (2 Day Course)

FileMaker Pro® Versions: 14 | 15 (other versions on request)

Dates: November 1/2, 2017 | Check for more dates

Course location: Toronto Star Building, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (some courses may be delivered at an alternate downtown Toronto location)

Delivery Method: Instructor-led classroom training

This course is designed for FileMaker users with little or no scripting experience who wish to automate their databases and capture and control user actions within a robust solution. Participants will create, edit, save and run scripts to automate repetitive actions and to perform processes that are difficult for users to perform manually. Various types of script triggers will be explored and students will create complex scripts with multiple steps and conditions using many different examples. Participants will learn to have scripts run automatically on start up and when closing a database and to trigger scripts automatically through user actions. Debugging and error handling strategies will also be reviewed. Best practices will be discussed throughout the course and resources for further study will be provided. The benefits of FileMaker Pro Advanced will be reviewed briefly.

Course details

Duration: 2 days (9 am - 4 pm)

Course Fee: $595 CDN per person + HST or BYOD (bring your own device): $545 CDN person + HST

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Key topics

Topics include:

  • Overview of scripting in FileMaker
  • Planning scripts
  • Using the Script Workspace
  • Creating scripts
  • Naming scripts
  • Adding steps to a script
  • Script parameters
  • Adding comments
  • Scripting imports and exports
  • Exiting vs. halting scripts
  • Running scripts
  • Attaching a script to a button
  • Dealing with errors
  • Editing scripts
  • Editing a script
  • Duplicating a script
  • Adding script steps
  • Organizing scripts
  • Specifying script privileges
  • Using triggers to run scripts
  • Overview of triggers
  • Running a script based on a trigger
  • Running a script on starting up or shutting down a database
  • Calculations in scripts
  • Scripts with conditions, variables and looping
  • Adding conditions to scripts
  • Script logic and conditional branching
  • Inserting an If/Else statement in a script
  • Script variables
  • Script globals
  • Looping scripts


Who will benefit

This course has been designed for FileMaker users who have completed FileMaker Intermediate / Advanced training or have equivalent FileMaker skills.

Can I bring my own device?

Absolutely! If you choose to bring your own device, you will receive a reduced rate. Be sure to bring a power cord and a mouse is helpful.

What's included

Included in this course:

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

FileMaker Pro training series

Other courses in this series include:

FileMaker Pro: Introduction

FileMaker Pro: Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft Office training series

We also offer Microsoft Office courses including:

Microsoft Excel: Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Power Pivot and Power Query Business Intelligence Tools

Microsoft Excel: Introduction to VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)

Microsoft Project: Introduction

Microsoft Access: Introduction


About Avantix Learning courses

Avantix Learning offers live instructor-led classroom (ILC) courses allowing personal interaction between the students and the instructor. We specialize in small classes, typically ranging from 6 to 8 students to ensure an optimal student to instructor ratio.

Public courses are offered in downtown Toronto at 1 Yonge Street (Toronto Star Building), Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Our top-notch instructors have years of experience in the business world and students are encouraged to ask questions during our courses. Avantix Learning senior instructors have 15 or more years of experience. A complete profile of the instructor leading a specific course is available on request.


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