Moving to FileMaker Pro 12
Convert your databases in a few easy steps.
It's so easy to convert your existing FileMaker Pro databases (.fp7 file format) to FileMaker Pro 12 (.fmp12 file format). Converting your database to FileMaker Pro 12 allows you to host your databases on FileMaker Server 12 and access your data remotely on FileMaker Go 12. FileMaker 12 products only work with each other and not previous versions of the software.
Follow these simple instructions to update your FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 databases to the latest version.
Single file conversion
Open FileMaker Pro 12 and go to File -> Open and the select the file you want to convert. Or simply drag and drop your original database file onto the FileMaker Pro 12 application icon.
A dialog box will then appear, offering you the option to re-name your old file. However, FileMaker Pro makes a copy of your original file and saves it in the new format. Your original file will still exist as is.
If you have a more complex solution with many tables, you might see a progress bar to show you the conversion is still in progress.
A conversion log is generated that shows the status of all the converted components, aiding you in troubleshooting any issues that may arise during the process.
Converted solutions maintain their original look and feel. Or choose to apply one of the new themes to your database for an updated look and feel.
For more details on converting your databases to FileMaker Pro 12 visit the Knowledge Base