FMUG Southwest – for anyone interested in Claris’ FileMaker (or databases in general)

If you have even a passing interest in databases, bespoke software or FileMaker Pro from Apple, why not pay the FileMaker User Group (South West UK) a visit?

We meet on the second Monday night of every other month. It takes place in a pleasant pub just off the M5 junction 22, and is a friendly, open group that welcomes all comers and ability levels, from beginners up to advanced FileMaker programmers. In fact you don’t have to be a FileMaker user to come!

Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

  • FileMaker programming
  • Database design
  • Custom app creation for iOS, Mac and PC
  • Bespoke software for business applications
  • Improving admin systems, especially spreadsheets!
  • Business process rationalisation
  • Barcode/QR code generation and scanning
  • Integration with 3rd party apps. Zero, Sage, Quickbooks, google…
  • What’s good on the menu at the bar(!)

Claris/FileMaker Pro discussion group

At the Claris/FileMaker User Group (South West) you’ll find answers to your programming problems, FileMaker tips, bespoke software design ideas and generally, a useful pool of information on all things to do with bespoke database design and programming. Or even just how to make vast improvements with your admin!

The attendees include professional Claris/FileMaker Pro programmers, enthusiastic amateurs, beginners and coders from other disciplines, such as PHP/MySQL/JavaScript/HTML/CSS, online marketeers, business analysts, management consultants and, on occasion, representatives from FileMaker and Apple.

At previous meetings we discussed ways of implementing calendars inside FileMaker, an iPad application for a surveyor and ‘selector connector’ – a method of building relational files. There was plenty of help for new users with their individual database requirements, questions and queries.

Dates for this year (2020) are as follows: 13th Jan, 9th Mar, 11th May, 13th July, 14th Sept, 9th Nov. Venue is the Fox & Goose Inn, Bristol Road, Brent Knoll, Nr Highbridge, Somerset TA9 4HH. We arrive around 6pm and eat at 8pm (a meal ordered on the night) and leave about 9ish.

For further details, please contact: Martin Bridges on 01934 782651 / 07940 514351, email