Introduction to FileMaker and SQL

Introduction to FileMaker and SQL

Are you looking for a way to take your FileMaker Database to the next level? Harnessing the power of SQL in FileMaker can help you streamline and easily access more of your data.

What is SQL and what are the benefits?

SQL is an abbreviation for structured query language and is a standardized programming language best used for managing a relational database. SQL also allows you to perform various operations on data and is used by developers to write data integration scripts and setting up and running analytical queries.

When using SQL in FileMaker you can there are many different benefits such as:

    • Quickly obtaining data for use in scripts
    • Versatility: Summarize, Join, Union, Find Within
    • Requires no persistent structures
    • Potentially very fast
    • Completely programmable

Well, this all sounds great but how do you get SQL to run in FileMaker?

With the latest versions of FileMaker, you can utilize the ExecuteSQL() function right within FileMaker which will allow you to perform select queries. SQL works well with Let functions and is often used to store data in global variables. Both simple or complex arguments can be entered into an SQL statement.

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Conclusion

SQL is a great way to utilize your data in FileMaker. Whether writing simple or complex arguments you will be able to quickly use the ExecuteSQL() function in FileMaker to perform queries.

If you would like to harness the power of your data in FileMaker but do not want to do the heavy lifting contact us today.

Tips and Tricks for Creating Dashboards in FileMaker

Do you have a FileMaker database that you use to manage your business processes? Are you looking for a tool that will allow you to see summarized and centralized data about your company in one easy view? Creating Dashboards in FileMaker will allow you to harness the power of your data to help your business run more efficiently.

FileMaker provides many excellent tools for creating powerful Dashboards that allow you to quickly scan information and identify important areas needing attention.

Follow along with John Mathewson of Kyo Logic as he walks through setting up and implementing Dashboards in FileMaker.

During the webinar you will learn: 

  • Approaches for creating dashboards
  • Tips for successful implementation in your organization
  • Using pivot tables and graphs
  • How to establish Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

 

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