Are there any (free) utilities anywhere that would allow me to convert filemaker pro files to another format such as dbase or excel without having to purchase a copy of filemaker pro?
I dont think so.
you haven't to purchase a copy of FileMaker... you can download a trial copy ( 30 days ).
Then export all the data stored into your DB in Excel fomat.
Thanks Danielle, however I have already used that option once and my trial is now expired. This is only an issue that comes up for me maybe once a year when a client has a program that uses fmp files that wants their data converted to the format that our software uses. I tried uninstalling and re-installing filemaker, but of course they were clever enough to not allow that to work.
Then ask to him to do that expot.
If they have an app that uses fm files, does that mean they necessarily have a copy of fmp on their system as well?
They can have:
1) FileMakeror2) An app made with FileMaker that supports the exportor3) An app made with FileMaker that doesn't support the export
Retrieving data ...