Course Overview and Benefits


Mailchimp is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to business owners - providing a robust but easy-to-use solution to help you cultivate and manage your email list and automate marketing campaigns. 

Even with everything that Mailchimp does for you, there may be times when you want to have access to your marketing data with FileMaker. By integrating FileMaker with the Mailchimp API, you will be able to update your audience (subscriber list) or pull reporting data such as open rates, click rates, etc.  

The "Connect FileMaker to Mailchimp" course will show you the step-by-step process of integrating a FileMaker solution with the several modules in Mailchimp so you can control data flow, accuracy, and productivity.

We will demonstrate the common pitfalls, undocumented requirements, and different options of scripting processes for efficiently communicating with Mailchimp.

The course includes a free unlocked FileMaker sample app to demonstrate how to query, add, edit, and delete data and gives you a basic template to follow for tables, scripting, and data flow. Enroll today to increase your API skills and be prepared for any client that wants your assistance integrating FileMaker and Mailchimp.

If you are new to the process of integrating APIs with FileMaker, have a look at our introductory course API Fundamentals for FileMaker Developers. And read through our blog posts: Exploring the Basics of API Integrations with FileMaker and  Connect FileMaker to the Mailchimp API

Course Curriculum

    1. Introduction to API and Demo File

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    2. Download Sample File

    3. Create Mailchimp Account

    4. Mailchimp Account Configuration

    5. Mailchimp Account Overview

    6. Identify Your API Key and Data Center

    1. Making Our First Call to the API

    2. Parsing the Response

    3. General API Process and Demo File

    4. Create a Mailchimp Record (Add a Member)

    5. Read a Mailchimp Record

    6. Update a Mailchimp Record

    7. Delete a Mailchimp Record

    1. API Scripting Process

    2. Integration Schema

    3. Create Records (Complete Script)

    4. Update Records (Complete Script)

    5. Read Records (Complete Script)

    6. Archive/Delete Subscriber

    7. Get All Mail Chimp Records

    8. Get Tags for a MC Contact

    1. Get Segments (Tags)

    2. Member Tags

    3. Get List Stats (Activities)

    4. Query Mailchimp

    5. Include/Exclude Fields

    6. Pull Campaign Stats

    1. Congratulations!

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About this course

  • $149.00 / year
  • 34 lessons
  • 4.5 hours of video content

Course Reviews

5 star rating

Finally! I can do MailChimp FileMaker integration

Gary Sprung

I have long wanted to help my clients by integrating their contacts or customers solutions with their MailChimp email processes. It used to be very difficult...

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I have long wanted to help my clients by integrating their contacts or customers solutions with their MailChimp email processes. It used to be very difficult, involving PHP or some other roundabout method. When FileMaker introduced robust cURL options and JSON parsing in version 16, it became much easier. This course shows how to use those newer functions and how to develop scripted processes that make pulling and pushing data between MC and FM routine and easy. This was a great investment of study time for me.

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5 star rating

Great course

Job Bruin

Lots of good information. Good approach from step-by-step manual to automated via scripts. The downloadable file is great for using during the course as well...

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Lots of good information. Good approach from step-by-step manual to automated via scripts. The downloadable file is great for using during the course as well as keeping as a reference for a future project.

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4 star rating

Mailchimp API

Brenton Woods

Very Helpful. This is great intro into using and understanding how API's work

Very Helpful. This is great intro into using and understanding how API's work

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Prerequisites

  1. You have access to a Mailchimp account. (We walk you through the account creation process directly in the course and Mailchimp offers free accounts).
  2. You have a working copy of FileMaker Advanced 19 or above.
  3. You have a good understanding of FileMaker development and scripting
  4. You are using Windows or Mac computer OS that is compatible with FileMaker Advanced 19 or above.
  5. Experience with JSON creation and parsing is a plus but not strictly required.
  6. Experience working with FileMaker and other APIs is a plus but not strictly required.

Your Instructor

President/CEO/Founder Productive Computing, Inc. Marc Larochelle

Starting in 1991, Marc worked for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) for 5 years and built the trade show database in FileMaker which tracked 1000 exhibitors and 12 football fields worth of exhibit space. NAMM is one of the world’s largest trade shows and FileMaker was keeping track of everything. While at NAMM, Marc taught computer classes at night helping users with their Macintosh, MS Word, Excel, etc. In addition, he taught music/multimedia classes at local community colleges. Marc Larochelle and his brother Keith started Productive Computing, Inc. (PCI) in 1996. The company now in its twenty-second year, serves customers who use FileMaker and QuickBooks in the areas of custom development, solutions, plug-ins, hosting and licensing. Marc is certified in FileMaker versions 7 through 18 and he also holds a certification in AWS (Amazon Web Services). Marc has been to 19 FileMaker DevCons (18 as an exhibitor) and is considered a prime influencer within the FileMaker community. 

Connect FileMaker to Mailchimp

Learn how to seamlessly control Mailchimp processes and data with a FileMaker solution.