How to convert my fp5 files to fp12?
I have several fp5 files that i need to upgrade the latest filemaker pro 12.
What's the best way to convert these fp5 files to fmp 12?
Download FMP 11 demo here and convert to FP7
WHen you use FMP 11 to convert the files to .FP7, select them all to be opened/converted as a group and you'll have much fewer external file reference issues in the converted files.
These converted files can then be selected and opened/converted from FileMaker 12 to complete the process.
Two knowledgebase articles you may find helpful:
Converting to .fp7 format: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/750/kw/converting
Converting to .fmp12 format: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10571/kw/converting
Be prepared to invest some time into testing and updating the converted files as there is a good chance that your converted files will not function perfectly. The KB articles cover many, but not all of the possible issues. Feel free to post back here with any issues you encounter that don't seem to have been covered by the KB articles.
Thanks that worked!
Since I now need to do this, does anyone have an updated link to the Filemaker 11 trial version? I can't seem to find it on the FileMaker site.
The links here seem to be active
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