Thanks for posting!
Unfortunately, you will only be able to import Bento's data as importing a Bento Layout is not possible at this time. You may be able to find a plug-in that can do this, but in terms of just FileMaker and Bento it is not possible.
I agree that this would be an awesome addition in the future. Your best bet to seeing this happen (along with everyone's :smileyhappy: ) is submitting feature requests. You can do so here:
I'd fill it out for you but there is some information that might be better suited for you to fill out. Let me know if there is anything else I can clarify for you.
Is anyone else using the same configuration and can recommend any plug-ins?
This is really just such a shame! I will make a feature request, but really, I'm assuming Filemaker wants Bento users to upgrade easily when they need/want to, and this stops me dead in my tracks.
Also, there is a tool called FMMigrator (see the same post over in the Bento forum), but it costs $100. My little nonprofit can't afford that when it should be really easy with FileMaker.
In the mean time, you can export your Bento data to a comma-separated values (CSV) text file (Bento 1 or Bento 2). You can then import the data into FileMaker Pro. This only brings across the data, so you would need to recreate each of your Forms/Layouts. Not the ideal solution, but you can get your data across.
Yes, I realize that, and mentioned it in my first posting. The data only gets you so far... thanks for responding though.