FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 Training – Six-part Series for Beginner and Intermediate Levels

AppWorks is offering FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 Training a six-part series at the beginning / intermediate level.

The format will be instructor led with plenty of hands-on development. Bring a specific project to work on if you can, and you’ll have made great progress during the classes. We will be using FileMaker Pro Advanced 17.

Series topics

Session 1 Monday, June 25 • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

   • Creating a database and working with templates

   • Data tables  Fields (text, number, date, time, container, etc)

   • Calculation & Summary fields

   • Relationships, primary keys & join tables

   • Importing & Exporting data

Session 2 Wednesday, June 27 • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

   • User Interface design (UI/UX)

   • Use of Layouts in FileMaker 17

   • Portals (Showing related data, and also the new Master/Detail)

   • Button bars for navigation, action, and to display data

   • Card Windows

   • Themes & Styles

Session 3 Monday, July 9 • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

   • Scripting

Session 4 Wednesday, July 11 • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

   • More Scripting

   • More Calculations

Session 5 Monday, July 16 • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

   • Developing for FileMaker Go

   • Developing for WebDirect

   • Reporting

   • Exporting to PDF

   • Sending Email, SMS, etc

Session 6 Wednesday, July 18 • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

   • Using JSON

   • Integrating fmLog

   • Integrating fmRecentRecords

   • Deploying FileMaker Server

The class will be led by Matt Navarre, a FileMaker trainer with 30 years of development experience. About 1/3 of the class hands-on development which helps keep what you learn stuck in your brain.

AppWorks Headquarters: 519 SW Park Ave, Suite 510, Portland, OR 97205

Note: There will be no sessions on Monday, July 2 or Wednesday, July 4.


Pricing for training is $400 per class, or $2000 for the whole series.

Sign up

Email Shawn at to sign up. We’ll send you a link or invoice for payment.

Please be specific of which sessions(s) you’d like to attend.

What to bring to class

   • Your own laptop. We will install FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 if you don’t already have it.

   • Ability to access to your own server (if you have your own project to work on)

   • Your own project to work at the end of class (if you have one)

   • Any questions or specific problems you’d like to solve in FileMaker

   • A desire to learn and sense of humor


What if I don’t have a copy of FileMaker 17 Advanced?

Contact Shawn Prado: and she will provide a temporary copy for the duration of class or facilitate the purchase of a copy of FileMaker Pro Advanced for you or your company.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is metered, hourly parking on the street, but we recommend parking in the garage directly across the street from our office, or nearby ($10.50-15.50/day).

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Shawn Prado at with any questions/concerns you may have.

Is my registration transferrable?

Yes, so long as you provide written notice ahead of time to whom you are transferring your ticket. Please send notice to:

What is the refund policy?

AppWorks will refund your full ticket price until June 20.

The name on the registration doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, so long as you’ve provided written notice of the name change prior to the first day of class.

*We reserve the right to cancel classes by June 20. Should we cancel classes, we will refund your purchase price in full or transfer your ticket to the next class being offered.

Note: The pace of the class will be dictated in part by the skill level of the students.