1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 11, 2011 7:19 AM by mgores

    Working in older versions of FileMaker (v.5.5) with later versions

    DaveBotma

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      Working in older versions of FileMaker (v.5.5) with later versions

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      I would like to update to the current version of FileMaker so that I can run Mac OS 7 (Lion), but my company is stuck in PowerPC version 5.5. Can I work in older versions of FileMaker with a more recent version without updating the database, causing others in the department to not be able to work in the program or worse, data corruption?

        • 1. Re: Working in older versions of FileMaker (v.5.5) with later versions
          mgores

          Dave,  no in order to open a .fp5  filemaker file FMP11 will have to convert it to .fp7 format.  Those use FMP 5 or 6 will not be able to open the .fp7 files.

          You may want to look into the volume licensing and bring the whole company up.  We just made the same jump several months ago.  It's never easy to get everyone to change software at once (or cheap), but I think the improvements between 5.5 and 11 are well worth it.