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11. Creating a New Database

Databases FILES store information in RECORDS. Each record is broken into FIELDS with each field containing a separate pieces of information.

Fields can be of different types depending on the type of data they contain. Setting the correct field type is important as they help in sorting and searching the database.

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How to Create a New Database! Go Full Screen to see in greater detail?

Watch the New Database Movie 11 to CREATE a NEW DATABASE.

You are going to add or create records in this database in the next exercise.







What you have to do!

  1. Start FileMaker and follow the steps in the movie to create a new Database.
  2. Make sure you use the FIELD NAMES and FIELD TYPES contained in the following table.

Field Name Field Type
forename Text
surname Text
age Number
post code Text
phone number Number


Once you have created your New Database, mark Off Exercise 11 in Your Progress Grids


What you should be able to do at the end!


Continue to Exercise 12: Working with a New Database


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