Course Overview and Benefits

Sending and receiving data through an API (Application Programming Interface) has recently exploded in popularity. Though APIs were once just an alternative method to access or transfer data between two sources, it is becoming the standard way to integrate thousands of platforms and apps to increase efficiency and productivity.

While all APIs are very similar, they are also very different. Understanding the general concepts will be extremely helpful for any API process. Seeing a step by step process that points out the common pitfalls with specific examples will open a whole new world of possibility in solutions for you and your clients.

This course focuses on the general API process and specifically connecting to a hosted FileMaker database through the Data API.

Even if you have worked with other APIs, this course will save you hours of time by visually seeing the exact process from start to finish instead of scouring through vague, confusing, or incomplete documentation.

Course Curriculum


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  1. You have a working copy of FileMaker Pro Advanced 18 or higher
  2. You have a working server with FileMaker Server 18 or higher installed
  3. You are using a compatible Windows or Mac computer and server
  4. You have a good understanding of FileMaker development and scripting

Your Instructor

Instructional Design Specialist

Stuart Hite

Stuart has been developing software for over 30 years, starting long before earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in 1992. For over 14 years, he was the primary in-house FileMaker developer and the top nationwide instructor for a large education organization. He has been featured in hundreds of live and online courses on many different topics. He now gets to combine his passion for teaching and love of software development into one. “I love breaking down complex projects into simple tangible concepts in fun way. Knowing that the student is going to be able to accomplish so much more in less time after my course brings a lot of fulfillment.” - Stuart Hite, Instructional Design Specialist, Productive Computing, Inc.

API Fundamentals for FileMaker Developers

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