make a new database
New databases are created in the New Database dialog box. If you've just launched FileMaker Pro, the dialog box will appear automatically. If FileMaker is already running, choose File > New Database to
A file dialog box appears.
Mac OS X (Tiger) file dialog box
The Define Database dialog box appears, open to the Fields tab. To create each new field, enter its name, choose a field type, and click Create.
The specific fields you'll create, as well as their field types and options, will be explained in the pages that follow.
about creating fields
At a minimum, a field definition consists of a field
We'll start by creating the fields for Main, the primary data entry layout. As you can see, the layout includes a tab control a new feature of FileMaker Pro 8. A different set of fields will be placed on each tab panel, reflecting the kinds of data we'll be gathering for each type of investment.
The Main layout has a tab control with four tab panels, one for each investment type we'll track.
To make it simple for you to create the necessary fields for the Main layout, we'll
create Text fields
can store any kind of character data, including
In the Define Database dialog box (see page 10), enter Account Type in the Field Name box, select Text from the Type drop-down list, and click Create. Repeat this procedure to create the other Text fields in the table.