I've been using FileMaker since version 2.1 on the Macintosh back in 1993 and currently using version 10 Advanced. Here you'll find some info I've come across over time...


Forums to ask questions, etc.:

FileMaker Error Codes:

FileMaker Advisor Magazine:

Tutorials / Tips

FileMaker and XML

viewlightbulbtip FileMaker XML Overview
NOTE : You must be using Server Advanced (7+) to utilize these Tips

Since Server 7 Advanced, people have many more options on getting data out of FileMaker besides using

FileMaker and Flash

downloadThe FileMaker and Flash files of a starter solution. Not quite complete but shows you how to read/create records using XML calls from flash.

Utilizing Excel Charting

At a high level, you can export data from FileMaker to a text file and then call an Excel sheet with a data range set to automatically re-load the data when the file is opened.

You can then utilize any of the charting features of Excel. Below is a link to a sample database that utilizes this.

see how


I always struggle with this. I like small header navigation like the below image, but the trick is in maintenance and usability

see how


Sample walk through of converting a FileMaker 3 database to a current version.


Numismatics database coming...