7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 20, 2013 8:43 AM by FilmUser

    Upgrade from Filemaker 5 to FM 12

    FilmUser

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      Upgrade from Filemaker 5 to FM 12

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           I am contracting with a company who is about to upgrade from FM5 (don't laugh) to 12.

           There are 5 main "sub company" Databases, each related to 2 other databases, which, in turn relate to master "feeder" databases. All are hosted with FM Server 5.

           I know from testing that these individual data bases open nicely into FM11 (a necessary step to 12, if I read the FMP site correctly), which is our plan.

           The question is about how much to do in 11, before going to 12:

             
      •           Open each in 11, save a clone, and import all records from 5, one base at a time.
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      •           Open all in 11, set up the relationships in 11, verify performance, then open the final FM11 solution in 12.
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      •           Some other intermediate strategy.

           Thanks in advance.