File Maker

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Time, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Time

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    Anyone use filemaker? I need some advice. Is it easy to use? can i do it by myself or do I need an expert to help me set it up? Is it much more powerful than mysql?

    Also, we are using different OS inthe office, will that be a problem?

    I need it to store softcopies of PO's, invoices, contacts, files etc.

    Thanks
     
  2. butchm

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    Hi Time,

    Compared to other databases, FileMaker is easier to use. You can customize the databases yourself with no problem (of course it depends on how complicated your needs are).

    MySQL is definitely more powerful than FileMaker, and it comes with a corresponding learning curve, but for majority of small business tasks (POs, invoices, contacts, etc) FileMaker should do the job.

    You can download a 30 day trial of FileMaker from www.filemaker.com, plus a business template for free.

    Regards,
    butchm

    [Edited on 12-21-2005 by butchm]
     
  3. PatrickGaerlan

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    Time, you should attend the PhilMUG meet on January 14. Among other things, there will be a demo of Filemaker :)

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  4. Time

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    Id like to bt its my fathers birthday, So i have to attend the party.

    Im trying the windows verison right now, but Im having trouble as I have never done this before.


    Are there online guides which I can follow?
     
  5. butchm

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    Hi Time,

    In the documentation section of the FileMaker site, you can download the FileMaker Tutorial PDF, plus the tutorial sample files. This should give you a run through on making basic FileMaker Pro databases.

    Regards,
    butchm
     

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