New Course on FileMaker Charts & Other Course Updates

November 22, 2019 - Newsletter Highlights

Learn FileMaker Charts and Connecting FileMaker to Tableau

In this course, FileMaker Charting and Beyond, from Productive Computing University, Stuart will show you how to create and configure the ten different FileMaker charts and demonstrate connecting to the free version of the online charting software, Tableau.

Charts are a great way to present relevant business information to users as a visual tool to allow them to quickly interpret the meaning of the data. Learning to use FileMaker charts gives you the option to summarize your findings in your FileMaker app with clear and concise dashboards, reports, or summaries.

The course includes a FileMaker sample app to help you understand the options in the FileMaker Chart Inspector tool and view examples of each chart. We discuss best practices and provide a list of questions to ask your users/clients.

FileMaker Charting and Beyond is available for purchase as a stand-alone course or as part of the University Bundle. Existing University Bundle subscribers are automatically enrolled.

Check out our FileMaker Charts – Going Beyond the Data blog post to learn more about FileMaker charts.

Watch our overview video to learn more about our new course available at Productive Computing University

New Lessons to Help You Learn to Integrate with QuickBooks Desktop

Last year we created the Connect FileMaker to QuickBooks Desktop course to help you understand the fundamental skills necessary for a successful QuickBooks Desktop integration.

This course is the fastest and most effective way to learn how to master the FM Books Connector plug-in. You will learn:

  • Installation of the plug-in and QuickBooks Desktop
  • How to work with Intuit's OSR (Online Screen Reference)
  • Pushing and pulling customer data
  • Pushing invoices
  • Pulling transactions

This year we added some additional lessons:

  • Working with multiple QuickBooks files
  • Using time tracking for payroll or invoicing
  • Installation of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 2020

The Connect FileMaker to QuickBooks Desktop course is available for purchase as a stand-alone course or as part of the University Bundle. Existing course or University Bundle subscribers have immediate access to these new lessons.

If you are using the QuickBooks Online with Windows or Mac, have a look at the FM Books Connector Online plug-in and the Connect FileMaker to QuickBooks Online course.

Another FileMaker Server SSL Certificate Installation Course Update

In September, we updated the FileMaker Server SSL Certificate Installation course to help explain the new "Open SSL" process introduced FileMaker Server 18.0.2. However, with the release of FileMaker Server version 18.0.3, the installation process reverted back to how it was originally done.

As such, we have updated the course by removing lessons that no longer apply while at the same time adding a new lesson demonstrating how best to “renew” your SSL certificate once it expires and more.

The new lessons cover:

  • Installation of FileMaker Server 18 for Mac or Win
  • Renewing an expired SSL certificate
  • Understanding and configuring FileMaker Server
    with “Open JDK"

This course is the most effective way to learn all you need to know about securing your solution with an SSL.

The FileMaker Server SSL Certificate Installation course is available for purchase as a stand-alone course or as part of the University Bundle. Existing course or University Bundle subscribers have immediate access to these new lessons.

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