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FileMaker Newbie - Need Advice

FileMaker Newbie - Need Advice

FileMaker Newbie - Need Advice

I'm looking into doing a project is basically an invoicing system with a header and detail tables, customer, items, terms tables, etc.
Can I assume FileMaker can do this fairly easily?
My background is in FoxPro and VB.Net. and not sure if thsi project is worth my time learning FileMaker.
I'm trying to find out a bit more about the programming and costs as this will have to be developed on a pc and run on a Mac network.

I'm also concerned about functionality like:
Filling fields when a user makes a selection in a combo box
Consuming a web service to post financial transactions
Posting invoices to QuickBooks

I've done some reading on FileMaker and some "experts" say it is too restrictive in what you can do compared to other development systems.
Is this bad or old information?
Is FileMaker coding similar to FoxPro or .Net coding?

Sylvania/Toledo Ohio

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