Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Tuesday, March 09, 2004
FileMaker goes relational
Some of the new features:
"Among its many advances, FileMaker Pro 7 delivers these new features to appeal to everyone:
Import, store and export more types of files including pictures, movies, music, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDF files, and more. Easily create a digital library of documents, music and pictures, store proposals within client records, or link schedule files directly to a student.
Get faster access to information by opening multiple windows in the same database at the same time. For example, you can access a customerís record in one window and open another to view information for a different customer at the same time.
Dramatically increase database capacity with an expanded database size (8 terabytes) that is 4,000 times the old limit. Store virtually unlimited amounts of any type of information, including movies, pictures, and more.
Produce easier to read, more informative reports with calculation-based formatting, new background options, and new portal options.
Ensure more accurate data entry and safer updates with the option to confirm record and layout changes before they are saved.
Learn new database techniques from 30 ready-to-use, customizable Starter Solutions that provide a great resource for new ideas.
Extend richer solutions to the web so remote users can access your database through their web browser in a more intuitive interface.
In addition, FileMaker Pro 7 delivers power and productivity for developers and advanced users:
Manage databases faster and easier with the new relational model that allows for the consolidation of multiple tables into one file so they no longer have to be stored in multiple locationsóeven share scripts and security settings for an entire solution.
More easily create and modify links between data through the new Relationships Graph for a birdís eye view of all the relationships within a given file.
Develop and enhance more powerful databases with new developer features, functions, and calculations with a choice of over 100 new and enhanced developer features.
Data protection using the new, advanced security system by securing your database with accounts names and passwords and assigning custom privileges to each user or group of users."