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Updated by Don Clark on Apr 23, 2018
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Free FileMaker Example Files

Check out the list below–links to FileMaker example files by bloggers from around the world! Add you own files or check back for new links!
FM Inventory Starter

FM Inventory Starter (FMIS) is an inventory management starter solution for FileMaker Pro. The file most of the tables and fields needed for an inventory management system. The relationship graph is intentionally minimal in order to enable you to choose the graph method you want (e.g. Anchor-Buoy, Unified, Selector Connector, etc.). There are over 80 layouts, including:

  • User interface layouts for detail and list views
  • Developer layouts that are ideal for use in scripts
  • Templates to use for creating your own layout.

FMIS is a starter solution, not an off-the-shelf solution. An off-the-shelf solution is built with presumptions about your business and inventory needs. However, FMIS makes very few presumptions. In addition to a minimalistic graph, there are very few scripts in FMIS. Most of your business logic occurs in scripts. You'll need to build that business logic into your version of FMIS. That means that buttons and triggers will need to be defined by you (or your developer).

In addition to the free FMIS file, paid courses are available to help you augment FMIS. Current courses include:

  • Order Types - a course on the benefits and alternatives to using the universal data model for orders.
  • Storing Quantity Values - instructions on the multiple quantity types (e.g. On Hand, Allocated, Available, etc.) and multiple locations (warehouses and bins/shelves/slots).
  • Inventory Transactions - how to log the movement of inventory into, out of, and through out your company.
  • Navigation - Options for helping users navigate through your FMIS.

FMIS uses card windows and therefore requires FMP 16. Please note that card windows do not work on FMP 16's Web Direct.

FMIS is free. To learn more, go to

FileMaker to the Google Automatic Address Module - FileMakerProGurus

Learn how to integrate FileMaker to the Google Automatic Address Module and easily add it to your FileMaker App. Also, extract water from air with new technology.

Free FileMaker Example files and one tip.

4 downloadable example files (Surveys, import help, required fields) and one helpful tip.

FileMaker's View menu - 14 cool tools to make work easier! | User Tutorial | FileMaker For You

FileMaker's View menu is full of really cool tools that make finding, sorting, presenting and sharing useful information in your database easier and more powerful than relying only on the most basic options.

Allison here, and in this FileMaker tutorial, I walk you through each of the 14 tools listed under FileMaker's View menu and show you exactly what they each do and how best to use them to make your day to day work easier.

FileMaker and Shippo - Free FileMaker File that connects to Shippo!

Learn how to integrate FileMaker and Shippo in your app, or download the free FileMaker app and do it the easy way. Bonus: Learn about the 2–Minute rule and get more done.


9 FileMaker Find Power Tips

9 FileMaker Find Power Tips

Finding is a powerful skill in FileMaker. But it's a pain and it takes too much time to figure out where all these features are located and how best to use them. This cheat sheet tells you exactly where to go to quickly and easily deliver useful and meaningful founds sets.

Filter your found set in FileMaker using Constrain Found Set [Tutorial]

Filtering found sets in FileMaker is a great way to have a clear picture of what's going on when. But how do you filter a found set in FileMaker without writ...

Connect FileMaker to the google book API

A free file from Chris Ippolite showing how to connect to the google book API.

Mike Duncan's Dynamic FileMaker Navigation Bar - FileMakerProGurus

Learn how to build an up to date Dynamic FileMaker Navigation Bar compliments of Mike Duncan. Free FileMaker Example File included!

FileMaker "Portal In A Portal", 4D Printing - FileMakerProGurus

Learn how to build a FileMaker "Portal in a Portal" compliments of Brian Ouimette, including a video and a free downloadable example file.

LOgiCATOR builds on the immense power of FileMaker’s native Find mode, and wraps that power in a sleek and intuitive ...

Software Consulting boutique specializing in FileMaker and Ruby on Rails web applications.

Read the comments to improve: Dynamically Filtering Filtered Portals | Soliant Consulting

Learn to set up a dynamically filtered portal and apply this beneficial solution in a step-by-step guide from a certified developer at Soliant Consulting.

How to Automatically Create Variables from JSON Data in FileMaker

GREAT CUSTOM FUNCTION FOR PARSING JSON: FileMaker 16 introduced a series of functions to work with JSON data, but creating a custom function can take your solution even further. Learn more here.

Swipe Out! Learn how to swipe down (or up for that matter) on iOS.

In our previous article, we built beautiful drawer menus for desktop and iOS. These menus were horizontal in that they would slide in from either the left or right side of screen. This is achieved either through using a slide panel object, or through layout transition effects available in FileMaker Go (if you wish to have your menu as a separate layout). The sliding panel layout object gives us the power to use left/right swipe gesturing to close (or open) the menu.

Database Pros:List

Five free example files with one neat trick each: Rollover Enlarge, Payments, Sliding Drawer, Omit toggle and Edit container.

FileMaker Pro Advanced - AutoComplete Video Example - YouTube - FileMakerProGurus

FileMaker Pro Advanced AutoComplete Video: Learn a simple technique that uses an Account Name value list with Auto Complete to assign a foreign key.

Excel Exports using XML and XSLT - FileMakerProGurus

Beverly Voth demystifies Excel Exports using XML and XSLT, building on Kevin Frank's series of posts on exporting from FileMaker to Excel.

FM Starting Point

FMSP Market Place PayPal Demo - free demo file

FileMaker Document Management and UX - FileMakerProGurus

FileMaker Document Management is powerful and something you want to know more about – and get a free FileMaker downloadable file, as well.

FileMaker to Amazon Database - FileMakerProGurus

Easily connect FileMaker to Amazon Marketplace Web Services with the free database from Brendan McBride and DB Services. Connecting was never so easy!

Build JSONGetElement Path

Building a map of a complex JSON file can be challenging. This tool makes it easier. JSON functions were introduced in FileMaker 16 as a subset of Text Functions. These functions create and manipulate JSON objects, which contain multiple pieces of data stored in a structured text format sometimes referred to as an array or record.

Web Viewer Integrations - FileMaker - FileMakerProGurus

Learn the secrets of Web Viewer integration into custom FileMaker Apps from Jeremy Brown's DevCon 2017 video presentation. Free FileMaker File included!

ADV001 - Superfast Reporting with PSOS and Virtual Lists - Anders Monsen

Anders Monsen (Soliant Consulting)Session DescriptionOffloading your database’s work to the server through the Perform Script on Server step can speed up

FileMaker API Integration - Salvatore Colangelo - FileMakerProGurus

Learn the basics of FileMaker API Integration in this great video by Salvatore Colangelo of Goya Software. Tips, tools, and techniques galore!

FileMaker 16: Context-Independent Card Windows Demo

While you’re in the middle of doing your work, you might want to add something to do your to do list, but you don’t want to lose your spot in your FileMaker solution. With Card Windows, you can open a new window (within the current window) with a new layout that may or may not be related to the main window/layout.

So even though you’re working on an invoice or looking at customer data, a Card Window can allow you to view your to do list, add a new task, close the to do list, and you’re right back where you were. Learn more about this feature by downloading the demo file from Soliant Consulting.

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