What to Expect

Learn FileMaker's Admin API and Automate FileMaker Server Routines

  • Connect to FileMaker Server

    Use the FM Server Manager to connect to your FileMaker Server 17 or higher, monitor the status of your databases, the client connections, and schedules. Learn to create automated server routines or your own server monitoring processes.

  • Understand FileMaker Admin API

    This course will showcase the power of the FileMaker Admin API. We have taken the guesswork out of building your own solution and provided the scripts to use with the Admin API. Learn to use Insert From URL, handle security tokens and talk to third party services.

  • Expand to Suit Your Needs

    With full access to the FM Server Manager, you will save hours of development time versus building this from scratch. Take it for a test run - then customize it to build your own server routines or your own monitoring systems using the FileMaker Server Admin API.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome and Download Notes

    • Overview

    • About Marc and PCI

    • How To Use This Course

    • Welcome Survey

    • Course Version History

    • What's New? (FM Server 18 or higher)

  • 2

    FM Server Manager Training Course

    • Download

    • Install, Connect, Get Server status, Poll Server

    • Server Settings

    • Databases Area

    • Clients area

    • Schedules (part 1)

    • Schedules (part 2)

  • 3

    Extras

    • Under the Hood (FileMaker Schema)

    • Under the Hood (understanding the API part 1)

    • Server Heartbeat (Server Side Script)

    • Server Heartbeat (Server Side Script) - v2

  • 4

    What's Next?

    • Thank You!

    • Other Offerings from Productive Computing

Course Reviews

5 star rating

Cool stuff

Fabian Fridholm

A free Server Manager, and well explained! The one thing I miss from the old Admin Console in FM16 is the ability to search the logs. I would hope that was i...

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A free Server Manager, and well explained! The one thing I miss from the old Admin Console in FM16 is the ability to search the logs. I would hope that was included here, but unfortunately not (yet) – maybe in the next release?

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5 star rating

Thorough and well organized.

Edward L Scott

Nicely done.

Nicely done.

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5 star rating

Excellent Course

Vasile Valentin Stanciu

Very useful

Very useful

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To the Point

Sayed Bondok

New innovative ideas of programming. You are giving us (small developers) the courage to enter such scary fields.

New innovative ideas of programming. You are giving us (small developers) the courage to enter such scary fields.

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5 star rating

Course was very useful.

Mustafa Ates

Thank you.

Thank you.

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5 star rating

Full Marks!

Detlef Hebbel

What a great way of giving an in-depth training of an app!

What a great way of giving an in-depth training of an app!

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4 star rating

Very Good

Gianandrea Gattinoni

The course is very well done.

The course is very well done.

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5 star rating

Awesome

Sodipo Rotimi

Awesome

Awesome

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5 star rating

Excellent!

David Hind-Smith

Great tool and and training for FileMaker Server admins. Thanks Marc!

Great tool and and training for FileMaker Server admins. Thanks Marc!

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5 star rating

Great Job !!!

Alejandro Félix H.

Excellent tool and a great contribution to FM Developers

Excellent tool and a great contribution to FM Developers

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Prerequisites

  1. You have a working copy of FileMaker Advanced 17 or higher
  2. You have a working server with FileMaker Server 17 or higher installed
  3. You are using a compatible Windows or Mac computer and server
  4. You have a good understanding of the FileMaker platform

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. 

FM Server Manager

An easy way to control your server! Compatible with traditional FileMaker Server 17 or higher as well as the FileMaker Cloud through 1.18.