5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 10, 2012 11:52 PM by davidempson

    Purchase 12 but install 11

    Tom_Droz

      Hi all

       

      I need to buy a new license for Filemaker. I would like to purchase FM 12 but install 11. Then if/when I updated the underlying data I want to convert my copy to 12. I understand this can be done. Do I purchase 12 then find a copy of 11, install it then use the license number form 12? When I want to move to 12 do I do a new install?

       

      Any help from someone that has done this would be appreciated!

       

      Thanks

      Tom

        • 1. Re: Purchase 12 but install 11
          PointInSpace

          You would purchase 12, then contact FileMaker directly to get a

          "downgrade license" for $5.

           

               - John

           

           

          Hi all

           

          I need to buy a new license for Filemaker. I would like to purchase FM

          12 but install 11. Then if/when I updated the underlying data I want to

          convert my copy to 12. I understand this can be done. Do I purchase 12

          then find a copy of 11, install it then use the license number form 12?

          When I want to move to 12 do I do a new install?

           

          Any help from someone that has done this would be appreciated!

           

          Thanks

           

          Tom

           

           

           

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          • 2. Re: Purchase 12 but install 11
            Tom_Droz

            Thanks John

             

             

             

            Do you then still have to do another install?  Does FM send you a link to a download?

            • 3. Re: Purchase 12 but install 11
              Stephen Huston

              Yes, it's an entirely separate install.

               

              I believe FMI will treat a downgrade as an online purchase, sending you a license key and download link by email.

              • 4. Re: Purchase 12 but install 11
                Lemmtech

                You have to buy directly from FMI they will send you a link to download 11. You can add to an existing VLA or AVLA but I don't think you can just buy one license if you don't already have a VLA. You may have to go to ebay or something if you just want one copy of 11.

                • 5. Re: Purchase 12 but install 11
                  davidempson

                  I recently upgraded retail FMPA 10 to FMPA 12 via online purchase from the FM Store. They sent me an e-mail with download links and a standard retail licence agreement (e.g. it permits installations on home and work computers).

                   

                  I then contacted FMI to downgrade to FMPA 11, which cost me NZ$5. They sent me a similar e-mail with download links. The included licence agreement was a VLA which only allowed a single installation. I don't have any VLA apart from this.

                   

                  I expect that if I had a boxed retail edition of FMPA 12 (upgrade or full install), a downgrade to FMPA 11 would have been exactly the same: a single licence VLA.