Upgrading from FM 5 to 11
I am currently using FM5 and would like to know if i can upgrade directly to FM11?
Your files will need to be converted to the FileMaker 7 format (File format hasn't changed since then) and then you'll likely need to make other changes to your scripts and possibly some calculations as well as your password settings before you can get back up and running.
Here's a knowledge base article on the process: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/750/kw/converting/session/L3NpZC9ST216T3Rjaw%3D%3D
will i have to purchase FM 7 and then purchase FM 11?
Just use FileMaker 11 to convert the file. The format of the file hasn't changed since FileMaker 7 and thus filenames still end with ".FP7".
You can even download the 30 day free trial copy and use it to convert your files to get an idea of how well this conversion will work for you.
i just want to be clear...so i can understand..lol
i can purchase FM 11 and use that program to convert the files from FM 5 correct? or do i have to get FM 7 convert the files then go to FM 11?
You do not need FM7. All you need is FileMaker 11 and you don't even have to purchase it, if you are still evaluating whether or not to do this, you can just download the trial version and use it to convert the files.
thank you so much.
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