3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 25, 2010 11:15 AM by philmodjunk

    First Time Batch Converting

    sunwelding

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      First Time Batch Converting

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      Received FileMaker Pro 11 today and did a batch upload, as the standard technical support agent recommended. 4 out of 4 databases converted with no problem.  The 5th one, the most important one, will not convert to the user access.  I can open the database as a guest user with no problem.  Can someone help?  I do not have any passwords or users currently set up, other than Admin and guest.  I have tried to re-install FileMaker and re-convert the database.

        • 1. Re: First Time Batch Converting
          philmodjunk

          Did the file convert but you can't enter a password that it will accept when you try to open it?

           

          Check for differences in capitalization in your password. Older versions were not case-sensitive. Newer versions such as filemaker 11 are case sensitive.

           

          You may be able to open your original file with the older version of filemaker and see the password to check on this.

           

          What version of filemaker are you converting?

          • 2. Re: First Time Batch Converting
            sunwelding

            Yes. That is exactly the experience I was having.  I was able to open the old file and check the capitalization.  I was trying to convert from filemaker 6 to 11.

             

            Another question.

            I have 5 different database that were relational.  They seem to have no relation now.  Is there a trick to making one database relational to another?

             

            • 3. Re: First Time Batch Converting
              philmodjunk

              Relationships between files are based on filenames and possibly the location of the various files within directories. This is true for both your old and new files.

               

              If you convert all the files in a batch without moving any files, filemaker should update these links so that they still work after conversion.

               

              If they don't, you can open Manage | External Datasources... and update the links there. This is something you'll want to do anyway as old filemaker files often have a nightmare tangle of layered external data source references that need to be cleaned up anyways after conversion.

               

              You might also want to read this article on file conversion:

               

              http://filemaker.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a _id/750