No doubt some of the topics we cover will lack a certain context, but establishing a solid foundation in field definition is a vital part of becoming a practiced developer.
If you have built a few File Maker Pro databases, you may need to only skim this chapter.
For example, you might want to use validation on the Zip Code field in the Customers table.
There are dozens of them, they're not all that complicated, and they'll give you some good ideas for designing your own solutions. By storing information in properly categorized fields, you impart both function and meaning to what would otherwise be an incomprehensible pile of raw data.This chapter will help you learn the basics of working with fields in File Maker 7. By storing information in properly categorized fields, you impart both function and meaning to what would otherwise be an incomprehensible pile of raw data.Of the topics we cover, indexing is likely the most advanced; our discussion explores some subtle differences from prior versions of File Maker Pro.To create a new database, simply launch File Maker Pro and then choose ew Database.