1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 10, 2013 9:06 AM by philmodjunk

    Convert FileMaker 2 to FIlemaker 12

    RichardSchusterman

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      Convert FileMaker 2 to FIlemaker 12

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           Okay community.  Got a challenge for you.  I have a friend with a database running in Claris FileMaker II (release 1.0 - Aug. 1988) in OS 9.0.4.

           Does anyone have any idea how we can convert this file to FileMaker 12?  I have come across the following articles but have had no luck.

           http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10687

           http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/695

           I loaded FileMaker 6 trial on the PowerMac running OS 9 and could not open the file.  I get the message:  "This is a FileMaker Pro Release 6.0. 'Copy of [file name] was created by version 4.01 of FileMaker and cannot be opened by this version. Please use FileMaker 4.01 to view this file. 

           Any assistance is welcome.  Thanks. 

        • 1. Re: Convert FileMaker 2 to FIlemaker 12
          philmodjunk

               The design differences between FileMaker 2 and FileMaker Pro 12 are so huge there is little point in converting the file. Instead, export the data from the Filemaker 2 file into a tab delimitted file and then import the data into a Filemaker 12 file. This will import the data and then you'll need to set up a layout design that the user can make use of.