Enterprise Mobility: FileMaker Go Makes Databases Mobile

 
 
By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2010-11-29
 
 
 

FileMaker Go Makes Databases Mobile

by P. J. Connolly

FileMaker Go Makes Databases Mobile

Startup Screen

This sales database opens up to an attractive image that is stored as part of the database.

Startup Screen

Edit a Record

FileMaker Go allows the user to edit database records in the field, and later upload them to the master file.

Edit a Record

The Detailed View

Sometimes, the basics are all you need, but FileMaker Go allows the user to toggle between basic and detailed views.

The Detailed View

Browse Database Records

The slider bar allows the user to browse database records until the desired one is found.

Browse Database Records

Drop-down, Meet Selection Wheel

Although drop-down menus are the norm for desktop data interfaces, FileMaker Go allows these to be seen as an easily accessed wheel instead.

Drop-down, Meet Selection Wheel

FileMaker Go's Basic Settings

The options menu of FileMaker Go controls database behavior and appearance, and allows access to more sophisticated functions.

FileMaker Go's Basic Settings

Choose a Script, Any Script

If your database incorporates script-based operations, those are easily executed from the Perform Script pane.

Choose a Script, Any Script

Under the Hood

Sometimes, theres no substitute for looking at the table view of a database, although the iPhone admittedly isnt the best tool for this.

Under the Hood

File Transfer via iTunes

FileMaker Go databases and PDFs generated from records can be moved to or from a mobile device using e-mail, but for anything substantial, iTunes is a must.

File Transfer via iTunes

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