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Workaround sought for using feature of FMP 10 (from an FMP 6 file)

Question asked by datablaze on Jun 1, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 2, 2009 by philmodjunk

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Workaround sought for using feature of FMP 10 (from an FMP 6 file)

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We have a complex, 5-file relational, accounting solution in FMP 6.0 which cannot be easily converted to FMP 10 (due to thousands of complex external scripts) but we want to utilize a specific capability of FMP 10 [i.e. Print to PDF and Email]. We are printing 800+ invoices and statements each month from our 6.0 files but want to start emailing them as pdf files. Everything else works fine in FMP 6.0. We really only need the invoice and statement data from our 6.0 file but I'm trying to avoid having to recreate the fields and layouts in FMP 10 in order to import the required data from the FMP 6.0 file. Is there a way to 'take a picture' of each invoice or statement in 6.0 and place it into a new record [container field?] in FMP 10? Or is there an easier solution my inexperienced mind can't conjure? Ideally, I'd love to convert all files to version 10.0 but that appears too convoluted for our complex solution.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read my [first] post.

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