Welcome to the forum!
FM 12 uses a different fileformat then FM 8 so you can not connect between those 2, FM 12 van connect to FM12 en FM13 and FM8 can connect to FM7 through FM11
Hope that helps,
Ruben van den Boogaard
Thank you very very much, Ruben!
At last I know definitely that it is indeed the version difference which got too big.
Well, then it will have to work (once more) with AppleEvents from one to the other.
Ciao and cheers,
Even on the same computer (no network), FM8 cannot open version 12 or 13 files; and FM 12 or 13 cannot open version 8 files.
Why resort to Apple Events when an upgrade from 8 to 12 has gotta be the cheaper solution?
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11th Hour Group Pty Ltd
You say: it is indeed the version difference which got too big
But it is not the gap which is too big, it is that there was a change of structure at FM 12. Even versions 11 and 12 are incompatible.
and excuse me for the delay of my reply.
But... do you perhaps work for the sales department of FileMaker Inc? ;-)
Jokes aside, how can an upgrade from 8 to 12 be the cheaper solution when all you need for using AEs is right there out of the box in each aned every Mac, and you don't need to buy anything additional? Add the fact that one can do everything, even controlling the last few electrons in memory cell xyz, with some simple elegant three- or four-liners of AppleScript. (And not with the usual overkill of our days, where we use canons for shooting sparrows.)
Yeap, got that keywords. Thanks a lot.
Well, incompatibility seems to be a very nice method for testing how much additional money could be absorbed from my pocket for just letting be "up to date". :-D
thanks a lot for the reply and sorry me for the delay of mine.
I knew that opening the FM8 file with FM12 (and vice versa) is not possible directly, but I thought that FM12 could access a shared file over FM-Network, since there is nothing (I guess) that FM8 could do/present/calculate/whatsoever which FM12 could not. Quite naive I was.
BTW, anybody heard of SAS-DWHs created with pre V6-Versions back in the sixties, being still running exactly as flawlessly with V9 of the 2010s? :-D