What version of FileMaker? 15 is the only officially supported version. Some users have had to reinstall filemaker pro 15 after upgrading to sierra to restore functionality. Also make sure you update to the latest version of 15.
Sorry, I forgot to say: it's 12.0v4
You can try to reinstall it, but as noted by the document I linked to above, any version below 15 may run into issues for which there is no resolution.
Thanks so much, Mike. Is the upgrade to 15 free?
no, not free. AFAIK, (payed) updates are no longer possible
on the other hand, FileMaker 11 runs better under 10.12 than under 10.11 - so, chances are not bad that 12 will/should run (even when officially not supported)
Not from 12, you would need to be on 14 with an AVLA or Maintenance license to get the upgrade to 15 included.
12 came out over 4.5 years ago now, so it's well past any free upgrades.
I'd recommend you get an AVLA license, it's a cheaper yearly fee, but you stay current with the latest version when it comes out each year.
I'm a little slow ... what does AVLA mean?
Annual Volume License Agreement
Thanks all. Allow me one more question, please:
If I license 15, will my current (12) database open and function more or less how I'm used to?
I read on the FM website about how the software lets one create custom apps; I have no interest in that; I just want to work in my database.
"Custom app" is basically your file/database. It's not a typical compiled app, like you may be accustomed to viewing it as...but it is a "Custom app".
Most things should work the same in 15. Though it would be wise to download the 15 trial...and take a COPY of your file to test it to make sure it does what you expect.
Thanks so much. Yes, I was just about to download the trial version.
This folks on this forum are always very helpful!
I downloaded the trial. It's called fmp_trial_fm_126.96.36.199.dmg
When I click or double-click on it, nothing happens.
What do I do now?
I would try to re-download the DMG.
A dmg file is a disk image. If you have a mac, it should open. Try to open another DMG file for some other program and test that.
If "nothing happens" when you double click the second (test) DMG file, and you are using a Mac, then that's not a FMP issue so you should post your question to a more mac-oriented forum like the...
HOPE THIS HELPS.
On one computer (macBook Pro) nothing happens.
On my iMac, clicking the dmg gives me a box icon; when I click the box, I get a window with a download arrow; that causes the (hard-drive-looking) Installer icon, on the right side of the dock, to jump up and down for a while; then that thing quits jumping, and nothing further happens.
I'd be pretty afraid to buy the real deal if the trial does not work ...
The iMac is about six months old, the laptop brand new this week.