FileMaker Pro 11.0.x & 12.0.x (OS X; Windows)
Important Notes: Many Schools and Centers have standardized on the use of specific database applications (such as Microsoft Access, Oracle, etc.) and may not support FileMaker Pro for their faculty and staff. Information Systems & Computing (ISC) strongly suggests that faculty and staff speak to their local support provider to determine which product(s) are supported before selecting database software.
FileMaker, Inc.'s FileMaker Pro is the database program recommended for ISC's clients, including off-campus students. FileMaker Pro can be used to build flat file and relational databases from raw data for form letters, events, reports, and statistical analysis. Features include scripting, interoperability with Microsoft Excel file formats, and word processing with tabs, indents, font control, and embedded data fields in text.
Windows 8 Compatibility
FileMaker Pro 12.0.x is fully compatible with Windows 8. FileMaker 11.0.x has not yet been tested.
OS X Mountain Lion Compatibility
FileMaker Pro 12.0.x is fully compatible with OS X Mountain Lion. FileMaker Pro 11.0.x is generally compatible with OS X Mountain Lion when updated to version 11.0.4.
FileMaker Pro is commercial software that can be purchased from the Computer Connection at an educational discount.
Configuration instructions are included with the software.
Primary computing support is usually located in the schools, units, and residences, close to the faculty, staff, and students being served. Contact lists are available for:
To look up your local support provider, select your University affiliation above. You also may call First Call at 215-573-4778 to request a referral if you are not sure who to contact.
A number of Schools and Centers at Penn are providing lynda.com training to their faculty and staff. Considerable training is offered for FileMaker Pro versions 11 and 12. For more information, see the lynda.com @ Penn page.
Information Systems and Computing
University of Pennsylvania
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