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Considerations when migrating from fp5 to fmp12

Question asked by Hemant Kumar Patel on Jan 23, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 24, 2019 by beverly

I have a FileMaker 5 solution (consisting of 100+ files) which I want to migrate to the FileMaker 17. I know that first I have to convert .fp5 files to .fp7 files using FileMaker 11 and then .fp7 files to .fmp12 files using FileMaker 17.


While reading some online resources they recommend Meta Data Magic(MDM) to analyze the .fp5 files to identify problems that may arise when converting to .fp7.


So now I believe I have to run MDM on fp5 files and then take care of the problems which are listed by MDM in fp7 files and then I need to convert fp7 files to fmp12 files. Is there any other tool like MDM (since MDM is not supporting fp7) which can run on fp7 files and list problem which may occur after converting to fmp12?


How do you people have migrated solution from FileMaker 5 to FileMaker 16/17 versions?
Is there any recommended process/ best practices to use in such a scenario? What are other things which need to be taken care of in order to have a smooth migration?