What You Can Expect

  • Gain Knowledge

    Learn how to properly integrate FileMaker with Microsoft Outlook - Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, and Notes.

  • Strengthen FileMaker

    Add functionality to your solution by pushing and pulling data between your FileMaker app and Microsoft Outlook.

  • Learn Efficiently

    With video instruction and hands-on homework, you’ll quickly learn how to master the Outlook Manipulator plug-in.

Watch the overview video

Stuart and Marc explain the benefits of the course.


Course curriculum

  • 2
    Foundational Required Elements
  • 3
    Integrating with Outlook Contacts
    • Outlook Contacts Overview
    • Standard Contact Push part 1
    • Standard Contact Push part 2
    • Standard Contact Push part 3
    • Standard Push with Outlook ID
    • Standard Pull One wID
    • Delete an Outlook Contact with FileMaker
    • Push a set of Contacts
    • Pull Set w/ IDs to FileMaker from Outlook
    • Pull All Contacts from Outlook
    • Contact Summary and Homework
    • Sample FileMaker File
  • 4
    Integrating with Outlook Calendar
    • Outlook Calendar Overview
    • Standard Push Calendar part 1
    • Standard Push Calendar part 2
    • Pull Calendar wID
    • Delete Calendar Event
    • Push and Pull Calendar Sets
    • Calendar Advanced Applications
    • Calendar Summary and Homework
    • Sample FileMaker File
  • 5
    Integrating with Outlook Mail
    • Outlook Mail Overview
    • Mail Methods and Table
    • Send Mail Shortcut
    • Mail Send Long Version
    • Mail Pull All
    • Delete Mail
    • Draft Messages
    • Mail Advanced Applications
    • Mail Summary and Homework
    • Sample FileMaker File
  • 6
    Integrating with Outlook Tasks
    • Outlook Tasks Overview
    • Task Push, Pull, Delete
    • Sample FileMaker File
  • 7
    Integrating with Outlook Notes
    • Outlook Notes Overview
    • Notes Push, Pull, Delete
    • Display Function
    • Handling Duplicates part 1
    • Handling Duplicates part 2
    • Handling Duplicates part 3
    • Notes Summary and Homework
    • Sample FileMaker File
  • 8
    Putting It All Together
    • Custom Fields
    • Moving Records
    • Filtering Functions
    • Advanced Tips
    • The Last Word
    • Productive Computing Products and Services

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I really need to take this course to learn how to use the Outlook Manipulator plug-in?

    No. You can learn how to perform integrations between FileMaker and Outlook using the Outlook Manipulator plug-in just by using our free tools, such as our Developer's Guide and Functions Guide (over 75 pages of documentation) and the plug-in demo file. However, this course was created to significantly save you time - especially if you've never done anything like this before. This course will track your progress and train you step-by-step, even if this is your first time using a plug-in. There are a great many people who prefer to learn by way of video training versus reading documentation​ or reverse engineering demo files. We see this method of training as a growing trend on how people prefer (and now expect) to learn.

  • I just started with FileMaker, will I succeed with this course?

    The FileMaker to Outlook course is designed for beginner through advanced FileMaker developers and it's not required that you know anything about plug-ins. We recommend that you know how to work with relationships and scripts before signing up. There are plenty of courses online to learn the basics of FileMaker. A great benefit of the video course is being able to pause, rewind, or reference any section over and over as needed. In addition, there is a downloadable sample FileMaker file in the course that can help you to understand the content.

  • Do I need to purchase the Outlook Manipulator plug-in prior to joining this course?

    You could take the course using nothing more than a 30-day demo of the Outlook Manipulator plug-in. However, it would be far more convenient to use a fully licensed version of the Outlook Manipulator. Ultimately, any user who plans on doing Outlook integrations from their own desktop will need a fully licensed version of the plug-in. Note: the demo expires after 30