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Upgrade FM11 files to FM12 - how to convert windows OLE-Objects?

Question asked by nulltex on May 19, 2017
Latest reply on May 29, 2017 by nulltex

Dear community


I'm struggeling with the problem, that I'm using a Filemaker database *.fp7 on Windows computers. With drag & drop it was possible, to insert pictures into container fields. As I'm running the database on windows, the insert process was managed by OLE-Objects.

With Filemaker 12 and newer, FILEMAKER suddenly stopped to support OLE, leaving me with the problem, that while converting *.fp7 to *.fmp12, the inserted pictures can't be opened anymore.


Does somebody know how to fix this problem?

How can I convert the file correctly? Or how can I convert the OLE-Objects into normal inserted pictures?


Any help is appreciated.


I've attached a simple *.fp7 file which contains only 2 container fields, where I've simply drag&drop a picture from the desktop to the fields.

I'm working on Windows 7. Try to convert the file to any newer version and tell me if you're able to open the pictures in the new file.


With kind regards,