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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Converting 4.x to 6.x files

    I am about to buy FileMaker Pro 6.x for Mac. I have 4.x files that I will need to import. What are folks's experience with this? Is the capability native to 6.x or will I need some other tools? Also, will my templates be preserved? Thanks for any info.

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    Re: Converting 4.x to 6.x files

    No special tools are required. FileMaker is backward compatable, so when you open a .fp4 db in 6.0 the program will create a new copy of the database with fields and layouts intact as .fp5 (no .fp6 yet) and save the old db with "old" in their extension.


    Originally posted by Debo
    I am about to buy FileMaker Pro 6.x for Mac. I have 4.x files that I will need to import. What are folks's experience with this? Is the capability native to 6.x or will I need some other tools? Also, will my templates be preserved? Thanks for any info.
    Rick Knight
    KnightShift Office Solutions and Horse Breaking
    VB, VBA, FileMaker, Access Solutions, Web Solutions

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    Re: Converting 4.x to 6.x files

    Originally posted by RickKnight
    No special tools are required. FileMaker is backward compatable, so when you open a .fp4 db in 6.0 the program will create a new copy of the database with fields and layouts intact as .fp5 (no .fp6 yet) and save the old db with "old" in their extension.
    Thanks, Rick. I had hoped that was the answer, but couldn't find it in the FMPro info.

    -Deb

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