.com Solutions Announces FmPro Migrator 4.0 With Support For FileMaker Pro 9 External SQL Data Sources and Access 2007 to FileMaker 9 Migrations
About FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share vital information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac and the Web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPod touch. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple. Copyright © 2009 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker and Bento are trademarks of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
FmPro Migrator 4.0 will be demonstrated at the .com Solutions Inc. booth during FileMaker DevCon 2007 in Orlando, August 5 - 9, 2007. FmPro Migrator 4.0 includes a redesigned step-by-step graphical interface to simplify database migrations. FileMaker 9 customers who intend to utilize the new External SQL Data Sources feature can easily and accurately transfer their data from FileMaker 9 to MySQL, SQL Server or Oracle database servers. Once the data has been transferred to an external database server, the data can then be used within FileMaker 9 as an External Data Source.
FmPro Migrator automatically generates the table creation SQL code for the destination database, and properly sizes the data columns according to the actual data contained within each FileMaker field.
FmPro Migrator then performs an ODBC data transfer between the databases which prevents issues with embedded TAB/RETURN or foreign characters. FileMaker repeating fields data is transferred as individual records to a related table in the SQL database.
FmPro Migrator 4.0 also includes support for converting Access 2007 database files to FileMaker 9. Using FmPro Migrator, Access 97/2000/2003/2007 databases can be migrated to FileMaker 9 in order to take advantage of FileMaker's legendary ease of use and increased data management capacity. Migrated Access databases can now grow to the maximum 8TB file size offered by FileMaker 9 and can be run on MacOS X and Windows.
New FmPro Migrator Features:
● Graphical Migration Process - Previous versions of FmPro Migrator implemented a script-based approach to the database migration process. Though Perl and SQL scripts can still be generated by FmPro Migrator, the new default operating mode uses a graphical process. A new Migration Process window is displayed with buttons for each step in the process. Buttons are available for Get Fieldsize, Create Table, Transfer Data and Export Images. Clicking each button initiates a connection to the source or destination database and performs the requested task. Detail windows are available to allow for manually specifying table/field parameters, database connection parameters or for manually editing the table creation SQL code.
● Manage Multi-File Migration Projects - Migration parameters for each FileMaker table or file are stored within an embedded SQLite database which is written to the output directory. Dozens of files can be easily managed in a list view, with migration details and status info automatically displayed upon clicking the source filename in the list. As each source file is clicked in the list, only the appropriate migration buttons are displayed. For instance, the optional Image Export button is only displayed if the source database file includes container fields. And the repeating fields migration buttons are only visible if the source database file contains repeating fields.
● Context-Sensitive Online Help - Each individual database listed in the Migration Process window can represent a different type of database migration. For instance, line #1 might represent a FileMaker to MySQL migration, line #2 might represent a FileMaker to SQL Server migration etc. Therefore the FmPro Migrator online help instructions field is instantly updated according to the currently selected source and destination databases and the current platform being used (MacOS X or Windows).
● Restartable Migration Process - Each of the database migration parameters are written into the SQLite database file within the output directory. As migration steps are completed, the resulting data and Pass/Fail status results from each migration step are also updated within this file. A migration project can easily be restarted by launching FmPro Migrator, selecting the output directory then selecting the "Continue Migration..." menu selection. New source database files can then be added/removed or migration step processing can be continued for any individual file.
The single-user licensing ($100) for FmPro Migrator now includes a copy of FmPro Migrator 4.0 for both Mac OS X (Universal Binary) and Windows platforms.
About .com Solutions Inc. .com Solutions Inc. develops multi-platform graphical applications supporting FileMaker, Oracle, MySQL, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, PostgreSQL and FrontBase developers. FmPro Script Diff, compares and edits FileMaker ScriptMaker scripts, FmPro Layout Diff, compares FileMaker Layouts. FmPro Migrator ( www.fmpromigrator.com ) migrates FileMaker databases to and from FileMaker. For more information about .com Solutions Inc., please visit www.dotcomsolutionsinc.net.
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About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share vital information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac and the Web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPod touch. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.Customer contact:
Copyright © 2009 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker and Bento are trademarks of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.