Free Tool for Learning SQL in FileMaker 12
May 29, 2012 in FileMaker
[prMac.com] Seattle, Washington - The new ExecuteSQL calculation function in FileMaker 12 is a game changer. And if you're new to writing SQL queries, we have just what you need. SeedCode has released a free, unlocked utility to help you write the SQL queries you need to really take advantage of FileMaker 12. And, best of all, you can write these without knowing any SQL--by using FileMaker metaphors you already know, things like Relationships, Search, Sort, etc.
We've been using this tool internally for a while now to get our own queries written faster (and error free). Jason Young, the author of SQLexplorer has done a great job documenting each step of creating queries, providing detailed videos as you go. We think you'll really find this useful.
* Create and save your own library of queries
* Run queries against your own data and export the results to Excel
* Copy your queries in FileMaker's ExecuteSQL syntax so they can be pasted as-is into your own calcs
* Build queries with the explorer's wizard, then edit the resulting queries directly as you get the hang of it
SQLexplorer is completely free to you to modify and extend; it requires FileMaker Pro 12 or the latest version of FileMaker Go.
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