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Importing dBase databases into FM Pro 10  Advanced

Question asked by silversam on Dec 18, 2009
Latest reply on Feb 11, 2010 by silversam


Importing dBase databases into FM Pro 10  Advanced


   I am brand new to FM. I wrote and used databases for many years but it's been quite a few years since I've written any. The ones I wrote have worked for me and I really haven't had to do much but tweak them here and there. I have moved from Windows machines to Macintosh and I have purchased filemaker pro advanced 10 and have upgraded it to 10.0 v3. I have several programs consisting of multiple, relational databases created in dBase IV that I'd like to run on my Macs (OSX 10.6.2).

How do I import dBase IV dbfs into FMP? I have tried creating a blank database of the same name and then File-->Import Records-->File or Folder, (connecting to the folder where the files are). I am not getting anywhere. Do I need to manually recreate each of the fields or will FM build the structure itself?  Will FM recognize the established relationships or will I have to recreate them? Please advise.


Sam Silverman