3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2012 7:33 AM by joewaters

    FileMaker12 and the FTS files

    joewaters

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      FileMaker12 and the FTS files

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      The example files provided with the FileMaker Training Series contain a script that prevents Filemaker version above 11.9 from opening the file.  If this restriction is removed from the On Open Script, can these files be converted for use with FileMaker 12?  I purchased this series last year, but did ot have a chance to work through all the lessons.  I'd like to do that with FileMaker 12, but it is prevented from accessing the files.  I still have FileMaker11 (on the same computer) and so I can launch that and open the files with the previous version of FileMaker.  I would assume, however, that all of these features in these lessons will still work in FileMaker 12 and would prefer to use FileMaker 12 when going through the lessons.

      Anyone know when the new training series for FileMaker12 will be available and will an upgrade be an option?

        • 1. Re: FileMaker12 and the FTS files

          Haven't seen the file or script but if you remove that line it should open in 12. What happens after the conversion, well, you'll find out. There may be scripts that will produce errors, etc.

          Note that pre-12 and 12 do not open each other's files and that a file converted or created in 12 cannot be opened in 11, 10, 9, 8 or 7.

          Create a Folder named Converted to 12 (or preferred name) and save the converted files into this folder so as to keep your other files intact and without change.

          • 2. Re: FileMaker12 and the FTS files
            philmodjunk

            I've worked with those files. I think they'll convert and function fairly trouble free, but as Jack said, "you'll find out" when you convert and try them out.

            • 3. Re: FileMaker12 and the FTS files
              joewaters

              I tried originally to simply change the version number from 11.99 to 12.99, but that did not seem to work.  So, I simply removed all the code in the Open Script dealing with the Version Check.  I did this, of course, using FileMaker11.  (I first copied all the FTS traiing files from an FTS11 folder to a new FTS12 folder and worked on the copies in the FTS12 folder.)  I then opened this file in FileMaker12 where it was recognized and then converted to the FileMaker 12 format.  I did that for Module2 and worked thorugh the lessons in that module using FileMaker12 without encountering any difficulties.  I just repeated that exercise for the example files in Module 3 and Modue 4 and so can now continue working through the FTS series using the new FileMaker12.