Advanced ”Power Scripting” Class Offered Before FileMaker Developer Conference

April 16, 2009 – NATICK, MA, The Support Group, Inc., one of the country’s leading FileMaker development and training companies today announced that it will offer “What’s Next: Power Scripting for FileMaker Pro 10” in San Francisco on August 11 and 12—the two days prior to the FileMaker Developer Conference.

The class focuses on the many new features and functions of FileMaker 10, most notably script triggers.  It also covers key topics such as taking control of the new toolbar with custom menus, new calculation functions, and how "indirection" can save developers valuable time by creating more portable code.

“FileMaker 10 is a HUGE new release.  It rocks!” said Chad Novotny, The Support Group’s Vice President of Technology.  “Users have been clamoring for script triggers for years, and now they have them.  Script triggers offer tremendous power, but implementing them properly requires care and creativity.  We designed this two-day class to help developers to take the best advantage of FileMaker 10’s new scripting features and learn practical ways to use them effectively to create more sophisticated FileMaker solutions.”

The Support Group offers the class at training centers in Boston, Los Angeles, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area and, —and now at The University Club, just a short cable car ride away from the Hilton San Francisco where the FileMaker Developer Conference is taking place.

The class has received strong praise.  “The instructor provided a clear overview, useful precautions, and helpful guidance on how script triggers can be used to enhance functionality in ways both simple and profound. Best of all, I came away from the class with specific ideas for new features to add to my Filemaker solution and specific programming steps to create them.“ stated Morris Barrett who recently attended in New York.

“What’s Next: Power Scripting for FileMaker Pro 10” covers key topics including:

  • What are script triggers?
  • Pre- and post-event triggers
  • Controlling default layout experiences
  • Custom menus
  • Creating custom validation and record commit triggers
  • Reacting as users type
  • Using OnTimer to watch for events
  • Creating more powerful layouts
  • The versatility of Set Field by Name

Tuition is normally $795 but there is a $100 “early bird” savings for registrations received before June 1, 2009.

More details on the class can be found at

About the Support Group :
Founded in 1985, The Support Group, Inc. is a Platinum level member of the FileMaker Business Alliance and leads the field in database design, development and training for both Windows and Macintosh environments. Based in Boston with offices in Los Angeles, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, The Support Group provides its services throughout the U.S. and Canada to clients in business/industry, education and government. Our founder, Rich Coulombre, is a noted industry expert, author and lecturer who has assembled a team of highly skilled, seasoned FileMaker database developers.
Our customer list includes such prestigious names as Apple Inc., Pfizer, Standard and Poor's, L.L.Bean, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Dartmouth, MIT, the University of California and many more.

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share vital information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac and the Web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPod touch. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

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