January 5, 2009 in FileMaker (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco (MacWorld) - .com Solutions Inc. today releases FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 4.56 With Support for FileMaker Pro 10, Bento 2 and Valentina Migrations. FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 4.56 has been updated to add support for performing Table Consolidation projects and Bento 2 migrations with FileMaker Pro Advanced 10.
FmPro Migrator Developer Edition's Table Consolidation feature performs an automated batch copy of tables/fields, TOs, relationships, layouts and scripts. Automated re-mapping of TOs is performed within each script and layout object. Script and layout dependencies are resolved during the automated two-pass processing of scripts and layouts.
FmPro Migrator Developer Edition performs the automated conversion of Bento 1.x & Bento 2.x files to FileMaker Pro 10. Users of any version of Bento may upsize their database files to FileMaker Pro 10 for increased performance, multi-user and cross-platform compatibility. FileMaker Pro developers can use Bento to quickly prototype professional-looking forms, which can then be converted and copied into FileMaker Pro with FmPro Migrator Developer Edition.
Bento 2 schema enhancements have made it possible for FmPro Migrator Developer Edition to convert Bento forms with greater precision than was previously implemented for Bento 1 files. Bento 2 forms having labels at the top and side are now supported along with the 10 new Bento 2 built-in themes. Previously all FileMaker Pro layouts were created with labels only at the left side of each field.
FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 4.56 includes a new relationship conversion feature for related tables appearing on each Bento 2 form. When a related table is added to a Bento 2 form, Bento creates a JoinTable within its schema in order to implement the relationship between each of the two Library tables. FmPro Migrator Developer Edition copies the table structure and data within each JoinTable, creates an equivalent relationship within FileMaker Pro, and creates a portal to the JoinTable on each layout where the related table is displayed.
FmPro Migrator Developer Edition extends the functionality of the FileMaker Pro 10 Bento Data Source import feature with the following enhancements:
* Convert Bento forms into FileMaker Pro 10 layouts (FmPro Migrator Exclusive Feature).
* Convert Bento URL/IM/Email/Media/File and Library relationships to FileMaker Pro 10 (FmPro Migrator Exclusive Feature).
* Optimize Bento relationships for use within FileMaker Pro 10 (FmPro Migrator Exclusive Feature).
* Compatible with Bento 1.x & Bento 2.x backup files on MacOS X and Windows (FmPro Migrator Exclusive Feature).
* Transfer all Bento data and primary key fields for building relationships in FileMaker Pro 10 (FmPro Migrator Exclusive Feature).
* Convert Bento primary keys/counters into FileMaker Pro 10 auto increment/next value fields (FmPro Migrator Exclusive Feature)
FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 4.56 also adds support for FileMaker Pro to Valentina database migrations. Valentina is a fast object-relational database suitable for embedded application development as well as multi-user client server and web configurations. Valentina can be used as a high performance, royalty free replacement for SQLite as an embedded database.
FmPro Migrator Developer Edition is priced at ($200) per developer and includes a copy of FmPro Migrator Developer Edition for both MacOS X (Universal Binary) and Windows platforms. Existing FmPro Migrator Developer Edition customers may upgrade to FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 4.56 at no charge. Bento 1 users may upgrade their files for free by downloading the Bento 2 Trial Edition software, in order to take advantage of the enhanced FmPro Migrator Developer Edition migration features.
.com Solutions Inc. develops multi-platform graphical applications supporting FileMaker Pro, Bento, SQLite, Oracle, MySQL, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, OpenBase, PostgreSQL, FrontBase, Valentina and Revolution developers. FmPro Script Diff, compares and edits FileMaker Pro scripts. FmPro Migrator converts FileMaker Pro databases to and from FileMaker Pro, SQLite Diff compares SQLite database schema and data. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.