Web Publishing with PHP and FileMaker 9

Whether you are a FileMaker developer who is new to web publishing, a web developer who is new to FileMaker, or a complete beginner looking to put your data online, this book is for you. In Part I, you learn the basics of how web publishing works and how to write your own HTML and PHP. In Part II, you learn how to build a FileMaker database and install and configure the FileMaker Server to host the database. In Part III, you learn how to put it all together to create web pages that talk to your database and allow people to view the data and, if you like, modify it. Throughout the book, publishing a FileMaker Product Catalog to the web is used as an example. Each chapter builds on the previous chapter. When you are done, you will have a working website!   Detailed information on how to… Master web publishing Read and write basic HTML Read and write basic PHP Build a FileMaker database Install and configure FileMaker Server Publish your FileMaker data to the web Work with portals and container fields Repurpose your FileMaker layouts on the web     Introduction 1Part I: Basics of Web PublishingChapter 1: How Web Publishing Works 7Chapter 2: Introduction to HTML 17Chapter 3: Introduction to PHP 31Part II: Laying the GroundworkChapter 4: Building a Simple FileMaker File 49Chapter 5: Configuring the Server(s) 67Part III: Publishing FileMaker Data on the WebChapter 6: Viewing FileMaker Data 91Chapter 7: Altering FileMaker Data 115Chapter 8: Working with Related Data (Portals) 137Chapter 9: Working with Images 167Chapter 10: Repurposing a FileMaker Layout on the Web 189Part IV: More InformationAppendix A: Performance Tuning 213Appendix B: Security Concerns 217Appendix C: Error Handling and Prevention 225Appendix D: FileMaker PHP API Reference 231Index 239

Author: Jonathan Stark

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