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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: FMP to MySql or PHP

    Is there anyway that I can convert my File Maker Pro 5 (Windows) to MySql, PHP, or another easily hosted format???

    I dont Know much about either of these but I am a quick learner.... i have download MySql on my computer but dont know how to convert....

    THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!1

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    Re: FMP to MySql or PHP

    Hi, there! I'm not there myself yet but I've looked into some of this a little. First, I would guess that what you want is an AMP, Apache + MySQL + PHP or similar system. FileMaker kinda does all of this in one tight little package, but assuming it's an AMP you want, you neeed Apache to serve the web pages with the PHP module installed/activated. PHP code will alllow you to interact between web pages and the MySQL database. All of these are free, fortunately, and have lots of documentation.

    If you use Mac OS X Server 10.2, a lot of this is already pre-installed and pre-configured... I think there are some comment removals you need to make in the Apache configuration file (etc/httpd/httpd.conf?) but make sure you have explicit instructions before tinkering with that.

    If you have a flat, sequential db in FileMaker, you shouldn't have much trouble bringing your data into MySQL... forget scripts and stuff. If you have a relational db, each FMP db would be a MySQL table within a single db.

    If you want to continue using FMP as your db, you can still integrate it with Apache. I think there's a plug-in you can get, too, for php with FileMaker. If you want to stick with FMP but want more web functionality, look at Lasso. It will let you keep your existig db and web pages but add more (they made CDML).

    Good luck!
    --ST

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    Re: FMP to MySql or PHP

    Originally posted by VJT2
    Is there anyway that I can convert my File Maker Pro 5 (Windows) to MySql, PHP, or another easily hosted format???

    I dont Know much about either of these but I am a quick learner.... i have download MySql on my computer but dont know how to convert....

    THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!1
    You can check that
    http://www.blueworld.com/blueworld/n...FMP2MySQL.html
    Olivier Miossec
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    http://www.lasso-developpeur.net/
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  4. #4
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    Yes, my company was just recently looking at converting our product to using mySQL instead of File Maker for many reasons (multi-thread, overhead etc...)

    We decided that the once off cost of WebObjects was better than the 'deployment' costs of Lasso, so you may be interested to look at it.

    You could use the EOModeller in WebObjects to port your database, though it was not designed for it.

    But, in a month or two I will most likely have to plan the conversion of quite a few clients, so anyone with some goos info on this topic would be great.

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