1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 11, 2010 2:49 PM by philmodjunk

    Upgrading Databases

    KeyMeKoe

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      Upgrading Databases

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      I bought a new Windows 7 Laptop.  I have several relational databases on FM5.5 for Windows.  I wish to upgrade to either FM10 or FM11.  What file conversion issues should I expect?  Thank you for any input.

        • 1. Re: Upgrading Databases
          philmodjunk

          There's a very complete article on the subject in the Knowledge Base:

           

          http://filemaker.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/750

           

          Be prepared to work on the converted databases to get them fully functional. It's often the case that you hae to make a few adjustments to your scripts and you may have to clean up some data if you have text fields used as keys that no longer seem to match values like they did before. You also often find a lot of convoluted external file references if your files have links to each other. Older versions of filemaker didn't handle such references very cleanly, but at least with newer version, you can see and edit them to clean them up.