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By David Simpson
Fremont, California - .com Solutions Inc. today is pleased to announce the release of FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 9.13 with support for automated Microsoft Access to FileMaker Pro 19 migrations. FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 9.13 enhances the Access to FileMaker 19 conversion feature in the following ways:
* Relationships are created more accurately during the conversion process because all table/fields are now converted to be SQL compliant.
* Table occurrences are also standardized to use SQL compliant table/field names so that they get created correctly. The menu allowing manual selection of a TO base table now displays the converted base table names.
* The list of TOs displayed on the Layouts tab now uses the converted TO names when updating layout TO names manually.
* When performing an Access to FileMaker data transfer, the completion status now displays correctly after it has completed.
* On macOS and Windows support has been added for creating layouts with FileMaker Pro 19.1.2 by changing the process which deletes layout parts before pasting the layout contents via the clipboard.
Converting legacy Microsoft Access databases to FileMaker 16 offers many advantages including:
* Cross platform compatibility: FileMaker solutions run directly on macOS, Windows and IOS devices. WebDirect serves FileMaker custom apps to all mobile and desktop platforms running a supported web browser. Access can only run on the Microsoft Windows operating system.
* Easier database sharing: FileMaker database files can be shared using FileMaker Server or FileMaker Cloud with macOS, Windows and IOS devices. WebDirect serves FileMaker database files to any device or platform using any supported web browser.
* Improved reliability: Access database files require frequent maintenance to "compact and repair" the database. Sharing Access files on a network file share typically results in file corruption. FileMaker solutions don't have any of these problems and file sharing is reliably supported from within the FileMaker application for peer to peer sharing or via FileMaker Server or FileMaker Cloud on AWS.
* Greatly enhanced file capacity: FileMaker supports a 7TB filesize compared with the anemic 2GB Access filesize limit. If the Access database file ever exceeds the 2GB file size limit, it will immediately become corrupted.
* Easier Development: Upgrading to FileMaker Pro 19 also offers developers the opportunity to take advantage of the latest design, development and security features included with FileMaker Pro 19 and FileMaker Server 19 and FileMaker Cloud including WebDirect capacity enhancements.
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This is one of the hardest thing I been trying to acomplish, I want to transform the contacts module into a Donors module for our blood bank.
I have transform most of the fields already to match the donor information we will need. However I want each donor to show in a portal all the units or (products) associated to that donor.
Example: 1 Donor can donate blood every 56 days 1 unit (which has a serial number associated to it)
I want each donor to show all the products or units associated to him.
Im sure this might be something really simple to some of you so any help will me much appreciated
Thank you in advance for all the help
By Justin Close
I have a client who converted an old solution (FM5) to FM13 recently. They have found that some Find script steps, that used embedded criteria, have the operator missing from the step. It may just be limited to ">" operators, too. (I haven't have a chance to look at the files yet, but a couple of printouts show this to be the case.)
Does anyone have experience converting these old files that use embedded criteria?
I have a single file runtime solution, and working on an upgrade that requires conversion from pre-FMP12 format. I'm using the Convert File script step. I've run into something very strange. My solution uses it's own file extension .fhc.
So I've set up the Convert step with no dialog and with a specified source file - namely 'fhcm.fhc. The first several times I tried this, the output file was named fhcm.fmp12 - as expected -- and the original file was left unchanged, since I specified no dialog. (It does not get changed to a fp7 file extension.
Somewhere along the way, the Convert File step started naming the output file FHCM #, where # is a digit, starting with 0 and incrementing if I do this multiple times. It also changes the lowercase to upper case.
So instead of naming the converted file fhcm.fmp12 (which it had done at first), I now end up with a converted file named FHCM 0.fhc or FHCM 1.fhc, etc.
I can't for the life of me figure out what changed nor can I find any documentation of when or why it would do this.