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FmPro Migrator

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Summary

Product Type: Extensions

Price: 99

Last updated: 10/26/2020

Language: English

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Convert Access to FileMaker, and perform database rebuilds.

Convert Access MDB/ACCDB files to FileMaker, and automated database rebuilds (table consolidation).

FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition is a stand-alone application [macOS and Windows] which quickly and accurately migrates Microsoft Access and Visual FoxPro apps into FileMaker Pro databases.

The conversion process includes the following features:
* Automated conversion of forms/reports into FileMaker Pro Layouts.
* Visual Basic code is converted into commented FileMaker Pro scripts and linked to layout buttons.
* Grouped radio buttons/checkboxes are converted into FileMaker fields with value lists.
* Database relationships are converted into FileMaker Pro relationships.
* Embedded value lists are de-duped and converted into FileMaker value lists.
* Embedded form/report images are converted directly into embedded FileMaker Layout graphics.
* Microsoft Access MDB/ACCDB data is transferred into FileMaker database tables.
* VFP DBF file data (including memo fields) is transferred into FileMaker database tables.

The table consolidation/Database rebuild feature performs the automated copying of tables/fields, table occurrences, relationships, scripts and layouts between FileMaker 11+ database files on macOS.

Consolidating a multi-file solution into a single file improves FileMaker developer productivity because user accounts/privilege sets only need to be updated within a single file instead of dozens of files. Single-file solutions can also be easier to backup/move between computers and even send to users via an email attachment. FmPro Migrator implements automated batch capture and creation features using AppleScript (macOS) and clipboard XML for tables/fields, table occurrences, relationships, value lists, custom functions, layouts and Script Workspace Scripts.

The 2-pass dependency resolution feature makes 2 automated passes through the layout creation process in order to resolve dependencies between scripts and layouts. During pass #1 of the layout creation process the layouts are created in the normal manner. FileMaker scripts are then pasted into the new database, thus resolving dependencies between scripts and layouts. Then during the 2nd pass through the layout creation process, the contents of each layout are deleted and pasted again, resolving dependencies between layout objects and scripts.

Additional features included with FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition include the conversion of databases into full featured, stand-alone, networkable LiveCode applications. LiveCode stacks can be built into stand-alone royalty free apps running on macOS, Windows, Linux, IOS and Android devices.

What's New

FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 9.14 adds compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur and FileMaker Pro 19.1. This release also improves the performance of creating layouts by about 23% [Pass#1] and about 60% [Pass#2 - for Table Consolidation projects].

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