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.

If you are new to APIs, have a look at our blog post "Exploring the Basics of API Integration with FileMaker".

Course Curriculum

Reviews

5 star rating

Excellent step by step introduction to the topic

Benedick Miller

The course is an excellent step by step, a guided learning-by-doing, introduction to this important topic. This course will quickly get anyone up and running...

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The course is an excellent step by step, a guided learning-by-doing, introduction to this important topic. This course will quickly get anyone up and running with how to connect to the FileMaker Data API in easy steps. The course shows you the basics of how to connect at the same time as giving you the tools and teaching you the skills to move on tho more complex queries working on your own.

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5 star rating

API Fundamentals

Robert Jackson

This course provides a very useful platform to help developers to manage integrations with web technologies.

This course provides a very useful platform to help developers to manage integrations with web technologies.

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5 star rating

Informative Course

Sayed Bondok

All that I need to perform API data to FileMaker - without this course, one would be lost ... Thanks P.C guys!

All that I need to perform API data to FileMaker - without this course, one would be lost ... Thanks P.C guys!

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5 star rating

General Topics

Philippe Moreau

perfect, clear, 100% good

perfect, clear, 100% good

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5 star rating

Great Job!!!

Alejandro Félix H.

A very interesting course, with a lot of valuable material

A very interesting course, with a lot of valuable material

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Prerequisites

  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

Learn how APIs work, why they are used, and common use cases.