Migrating from Filemaker 6
hello. A client has a complex db in fm6. They are looking to move to fp7 formatting, and we've completed a lot of cleanup of scripts, fieldnames and such. A dozen or so separate files will all go in as tables in their updated solution. They have owned FMP7 since it came out, but never used it. They can buy a copy of FMP8 from a willing seller. Is there any difference or advantage in using 8 over 7 for their migration from standalone files to one table-based db? Is the migration assistant sufficient in 7? These folks are clearly not inclinded to update their systems, and only wish to move from FMP6 (on System 9) to a PowerPC mac running 10.4.
Thoughts are most welcome. No, they won't be heading toward Intel or Lion any time soon, so that isn't a concern at this time. 'Though in a year or so, they may be so enamoured with OSX that I could convince them to at least adopt 10.5 -- or maybe 10.6 on an early intel Mac.