FileMaker Go Makes Databases Mobile

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FileMaker Go Makes Databases Mobile

by P. J. Connolly

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Startup Screen

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

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Edit a Record

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

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The Detailed View

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

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Browse Database Records

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

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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.

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FileMaker Go's Basic Settings

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

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Choose a Script, Any Script

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

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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.

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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.

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