Tutorial 202:

Extend

Tutorial 202: Extend

Overview

Extending your custom app

In the last tutorial, you created and built out a custom app for a sample physical therapy practice. In this tutorial, you’ll add features for more users, increasing the automation, complexity and nuance of the custom app. This will build skills you can apply directly to any of your own custom apps in the future.

The new features you’ll add to the app include:

  • More complex reporting
  • Refined themes and styles
  • A many-to-many relationship
  • The ability to email clients about upcoming visits
  • A dashboard

 

Lesson plan

The Extend Tutorial consists of 9 lessons. Here's a summary of what to expect:

Lesson #1: Plan to Expand | 2 videos | 8 minutes

Lesson #2: Using Themes | 1 video | 12 minutes

Lesson #3: Automate Using Scripts | 3 videos | 28 minutes

Lesson #4: Data Model Changes | 3 videos |  20 minutes

Lesson #5: Flexible Reports | 2 videos | 17 minutes

Lesson #6: Do More With Calculations | 2 videos | 16 minutes

Lesson #7: App Dashboard | 2 videos | 9 minutes

Lesson #8: Security | 1 video | 11 minutes

Lesson #9: User Testing | 1 video | 7 minutes

What you'll need

Before you start, you should have FileMaker Pro Advanced installed on your computer. If you don’t have FileMaker Pro Advanced installed, go to www.filemaker.com to download a free trial.