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I'm tempted to order the Famous Book Scriptology.

I browsed on the web somewhat to find out what the comments of the users are (there is no way for me to see the book before ordering) I found different comments, ranging from Hallelujah-statements to overrated ****-book.

But I can't tell the worth of these statements.

Has any of you any experience with this book? Please tell me about it.

I trust members of this BB more than any Nono from Neverland...???

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i've read most of the book. It's a pretty darn good little thing to have. is it the best out there? Well, of it's kind, possibly. It really reveals a lot of tricks that can really help you to understand the functions more. I've only been using FM (or any DB/ scripting program for that matter) since July of 2000, so maybe that is why it has helped me so much. Those that have been with filemaker or a similar scripting type program for a while are probably the ones that find it over rated.

It does save me asking questions on here when i have time to look into it for the answers. Sometimes i won't have to ask b/c i can figure it out using Scriptology or the FM 5 Bible.

the chapter layout is basically as follows:

1 chapter on Intro to book.

2 chapts on Basics and methods of scriptmaking.

3 chapts on Scriptmaker in depth, (debugging, exact definitions, tricks, etc.

2 chapts on calculations.

1 chapt each on Validation, Data operations, and a semi-outdated (if you use FM5) Value List chapter, Cross - Platform issues and tips, and interface design issues and tips.

3 chapts on Relationships and Portals (pretty helpful stuff here.)

and the final "Advice" chapter.

Pretty good stuff in the appendices and a total of 500 pages. I think its a good deal. it was worth it for me.

my 2

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If you are relatively new to FM, Scriptology is definitely a good source of techniques. It would take you a lot of time and effort to find all of the information in the book elsewhere. Even for the experienced user, I consider it a good reference and wouldn't call it overrated (I've been a user since 1989 and a FM consultant since 1993). -bd

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If I'm not mistaken, you can DL three chapters from the Scriptology book from the Scriptology website.

I have both the FMP Bible and Scriptology. Each seems to provide excellent information. The Bible seems to be more straight forward and does a much better job of explaining the program than the FMP Manuals. Scriptology provides a collection of little known tips, tricks and ways of doing things that are not likely to be found in any other single location.

HTH

Gary

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Okay,Okay, you've convinced me!!!

I've been using FMpro for almost half a year now and consider myself a novice-off, but not yet an experienced developer.

Oooh, I can't wait till the book gets here. I'd love my learning curve to go up and up and up and...... laugh.gif

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