Claris Connect Fundamentals
Learn the concepts behind Claris Connect while connecting FileMaker with Mailchimp and SendGrid.
The Claris Connect Fundamentals course provides the professional FileMaker developer with all the basic tools needed to get started with Claris Connect. In this course, we explore what we believe are the most popular aspects of Claris Connect. That is, the ability to connect FileMaker with an external third-party app. We walk you through the step-by-step process of connecting to two free apps, Mailchimp and SendGrid using a hosted FileMaker app.
The topics include:
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Getting Started with Claris Connect
Claris Connect Concepts
Contacting Claris Connect Support
FileMaker File: Create and Host (MC to FM)
Flow 1: Step 1 & 2 (New Mail Chimp Subscriber to FileMaker)
Configure FileMaker File for Claris Connect
Flow 1: Step 3 (Send Email with SendGrid)
Flow 2: Step 1 (Unsubscribe from MailChimp)
FileMaker File: Create and Host (FM to MC)
FileMaker Trigger Claris Connect (Part 1)
FileMaker Trigger Claris Connect (Part 2)
New Subscriber in MailChimp
Manage the Team/Users
Working With Approval Requests (Actions)
Approval Requests Using Microsoft Outlook
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Once again you nailed it with a clear and understandable course. Thank you Marc.
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This course assumes the following prerequisites:
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, without a Claris Connect account, you won't be able to follow along with the course and you will have no direct benefit to taking it other than being familiar with how it works.
Yes, absolutely. You can use this course and a trial of Claris Connect.
Claris Connect only works with FileMaker Server 18 or above or FileMaker Cloud.
You could prepare your FileMaker files in earlier versions of FileMaker Pro Advanced but those files will need to be hosted on FileMaker Server 18 or higher (or FileMaker Cloud). Using versions of FileMaker Pro Advanced that are too old won't provide a necessary privilege set of "FMRest" which would prevent you from being able to use that file with Claris Connect.
No, this course assumes you already have FileMaker Server 18 or later set up and running with public-facing access and a qualified SSL certificate installed. If you need instructions on how to set up FileMaker Server and an SSL certificate, we offer the course "FileMaker Server SSL Certificate Installation."
Maybe yes, maybe no. If you are brand new to the Claris/FileMaker platform, we recommend having a basic understanding of FileMaker scripts, records, tables, relationships, etc. prior to taking this course. This course does not attempt to train you with FileMaker development in any way.
Yes, this course is included with the purchase of the University Bundle.
Yes, this course (as well as most of our other courses) will have updates – especially if the technology changes. Some courses are updated once a year or more while other courses are updated less often – especially if the content remains relevant. This course, in particular, could have several updates because Claris Connect is a new product and could have several updates.
Fast track your knowledge of Claris Connect and get started quickly with this course.