Version 21 (circa 1995)
The FileMan modules are the 'building blocks' for all of VISTA -- comprising a Database Management System (DBMS) and User Interface. For an introduction to FileMan, please read our FileMan FAQs.
Browse the three HTML FileMan manuals, revised as of July 2003:
Download these documents to your own computer by following the "Zipfile Download" links on the Title page of each Manual.
To understand Version 22's Key and Index capabilities, begin with
For those who want to learn ScreenMan better, we also offer a
Note: As of November, 2005, Medsphere Systems Corporation is making available its version of FileMan on an open-source basis. These enhancements, authored by George Timson, include, and are backwards-compatible with, the latest VA version. See link at left.