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Plan for converting a solution to FileMaker Pro 7


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From a forthcoming document on Conversion/Migration:

Regardless of your scenario (except for very simple solutions), it is wise to anticipate converting the solution numerous times. It is most efficient to do pre-conversion analysis, dry-run conversion, and post-conversion testing. Then go back to the pre-converted solution, re-analyze, make more modifications, and reconvert. Repeat this process until the efficiency of pre-conversion tasks has been exhausted, and then do a final conversion and make necessary changes which can only be made in FileMaker 7.

Plan well, and follow the plan. Be methodical. Expect to change course or discover things during the process that you didn

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Good advice. And it ties in with something in another thread: FileMaker Server 7 will be available this summer. That gives us a couple of months to really get to know this new product.

It will take quite a bit of experimenting and picking apart the various demo/tip/technique files that will start to come out.

HTH

Wim

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Dry run is another way to say practice run. For example, when you are upgrading a solution from FM6 to FM7 for a client, you would want to try it "at home" first before going to the client site and performing the upgrade.

HTH, Mike

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