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 17 Server, 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 17 Admin API.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    • Welcome and Download Notes
    • Overview
    • About Marc and PCI
    • How To Use This Course
    • Welcome Survey
  • 2
    FM Server Manager Training Course
    • Download
    • Install, Connect, Get Server status, Poll Server
    • Databases Area
    • Clients area
    • Schedules (part 1)
    • Schedules (part 2)
  • 3
    • Under the Hood (FileMaker Schema)
    • Under the Hood (understanding the API part 1)
    • Server Heartbeat (Server Side Script)
    • Known Issues
  • 4
    What's Next?
    • Thank You!
    • Learn more about FileMaker Server
    • Other API related tools to explore
    • Other Offerings from Productive Computing

Course Reviews

  • 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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This course assumes the following prerequisites:

  1. You have a working copy of FileMaker Advanced 17 and FileMaker Server 17.

  2. You are using Windows or Mac computer OS that is compatible with FileMaker Advanced 17.  

Your Instructor

  • Marc Larochelle

    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 16 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 FileMaker 17 Server using the Server Admin API

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