Convert FileMaker 2 to FIlemaker 12
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.
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.
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.