FileMaker Pro 8.5 and the New FileMaker's Product Line Are Unveiled
FileMaker says that its new FileMaker Pro 8.5 is now available. The FileMaker Pro 8.5 is the first desktop database that provides built-in integration with live web data. A live web page can now be easily added to a record in a database with the new Web Viewer Control option in FileMaker Pro 8.5. Data in specified record fields, for example, owner's address or product name, will drive the URL in the Web Viewer. The new product line with FileMaker Pro 8.5, FileMaker Pro 8.5 Advanced, FileMaker Server 8.0v4 and FileMaker Server 8.0v4 Advanced included all feature Universal Application support and run on Mac OS X on Intel-based Macs. The latest versions also run on Power PC-based Macs, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
FileMaker at the same time unveils the FileMaker Learning Center. The FileMaker Learning Center includes free video tutorials, how-to guides and many other resources. FileMaker Pro 8.5 offers new object functions and scripting capabilities.
FileMaker Pro 8.5 features new capabilities to make databases more productive and "web smart" for users providing new ways for developers to better control database functions. One of the new features is FileMaker Web Viewer Control. This new layout object allows users to connect databases with the critical, up-to-date Web data. Links are easy to establish: just enter the web address or point to a field containing the web address. FileMaker Pro 8.5 includes ready-to-use built-in links for many popular web sites, including Wikipedia etc. so that users can add web sites within their FileMaker Pro 8.5 records. Customers can create links to search through web sites and display information based on data in a database.
FileMaker Pro 8.5 also offers two new ways to learn how to use the new functions:
* A Web Viewer Sample Database.
* Web Viewer Gallery.
Users can also view virtually any type of content in the Web Viewer that can be viewed in a Web browser including HTML code, PDF format, QuickTime, Java applets, Flash objects, SVG charts, PHP charting classes, Fillable forms, Word or Excel files.
FileMaker Learning Center is a world of information and resources is now all within one place for FileMaker Pro 8.5 users of all types and levels of experience. Simply 1 click away within the FileMaker Pro 8.5 Help menu, users will now have access to centralized, updated information on FileMaker Pro 8.5 quickly and easily. Developers will be more productive in creating intuitive solutions with new functions: Layout Object Names, Go to Object script steps, Layout Object calculations, Set Web Viewer script step and List function.
FileMaker Pro 8.5 is to ship in both simplified and traditional Chinese within 90 days. Versions of FileMaker Pro 8.5 in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish are also planned to be available for purchase within the next 30 to 90 days.
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