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FMP 6 vs FMP 8

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So our lab is currently using FMP 6 and have been using our current database for quite some time now, however there are a lot of problems with the database right now and I am goign to create a new one. I was wondering whether or not it is worth upgrading to FMP 8 and if the features in it make it worthwhile to upgrade or not. Thanks for looking!

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Yes, it is worth upgrading! It's especially nice for new projects. Converted solutions can be complicated to debug and consolidate.

Keep in mind the minimum system requirements (for FM8.5, it's OS 10.3.9, or OS 10.4.6? or later).

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You will not regret upgrading to v 8.5. As Ender points out, the minimum OS for the Macintosh may mean you will have to also upgrade your Hardware.

BTW, if you do upgrade, be sure and get the Developer Edition, which called [color:red]Advance now.

Lee

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Thanks everyone for the input. I will ask to see if upgrading is an option, but for now I will have to do the best I can with FMP 6. Kinda hard with no background in this kinda stuff.

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Version 6 is still a very capable and solid application. However, if you are just starting, you'd be well advised to move to at least version 7.

Version 7 introduced major changes in the way relationships work. If you learn version 6 now, you will need to unlearn a lot of things when you do upgrade.

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