fm6 to fm8 woes - 02-07-2006 , 10:34 PM
hi, using win2000 server, fmserver 6, 10 user licenses running on winxp
machines. I bought the upgrade suite to fm 7, then 8. Still stuck in 6
117,000 records in one master file, inter-related to 5 or six other
files. Our archive file of old, seldom looked at records has about
400,000 records. The master file has about 70 different layouts for
various views, reports, letters and reports. After conversion to fm8
we get some serious lag problems and the files are still separated into
various files. Totally intolerable performance. Another problem is
the fonts dont't make it from fm6 to fm8. My question is this: any
companies out there that specialize in converting databases from fm6
to fm8, this would include recreating all of our related files as
tables, i guess.
thanks for your suggestions
Re: fm6 to fm8 woes - 02-08-2006 , 04:26 AM
The apparent consensus on this subject is that a somewhat simple data
base in FMP6 can be converted into FM8 rather easily and the cleaning
left to minimum. But more complex data bases - whatever the number of
records involved, that's almost irrelevant - then you have 2 choices :
- you pursue the route of semi-automatic conversion and then you
absolutely need to buy tools such as MetaDataMagic and FMRobot from
www.newmillennium.com, and you are still left with a lot of manual
cleaning of scripts, links etc. to adjust to the new structure;
- or you accept the fact that FM8 is a so much different animal compared
with the previous FileMaker that you go and make a brand new data base
structure in which you'll import all the existing data. Then you just
choose a knowledgeable man in FM8 and go with him.
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Re: fm6 to fm8 woes - 02-08-2006 , 02:28 PM
I agree .......
Start again from scratch for a smoothly operating FM 8 database.
"Remi-Noel Menegaux" <rnmenegaux (AT) free (DOT) fr> wrote