Press Release

CDML Now Available for FileMaker 7 and 8

Glen Allen, VIRGINIA    Mar 03, 2007 in Software


Thousands of FileMaker users have not been able to migrate their solutions to the current version of FileMaker. CDML, the web language used to create custom FileMaker websites for many years was discontinued with FileMaker 6. FileMaker users would now need to learn another web language before being able to move to the current version of FileMaker as well as rewrite their website in another language. BlackBelt from FMWebschool solves this problem! Now users can use CDML with FileMaker 7 & 8.



Glen Allen, Va - March 02, 2007 - Thousands of FileMaker users have not been able to upgrade to the current version of FileMaker because their websites are created with CDML. FileMaker discontinued the CDML web language with FileMaker 6.

CDML developers have not migrated to the newest versions of FileMaker because their websites would no longer function. We decided to create a tool to enable FileMaker users to continue using CDML with FileMaker
7 and 8.

Recently FMWebschool sent out an email to the FileMaker community asking "Would you be interested in using CDML with FileMaker 7 and 8?". "I was amazed at the response" said Stephen Knight. "Within 24 hours I received nearly 200 emails from FileMaker users; from large businesses, universities, churches and even FileMaker hosting companies. It is obvious that BlackBelt will fill a critical need."

What is BlackBelt?

BlackBelt is a PHP tool that enables you to continue using CDML with FileMaker 7 & 8 and FileMaker Server Advanced.

We have preserved 99.8% of the original CDML code and we have even added some great features that were not available before. Now FileMaker users can migrate their sites from FileMaker 6 to FileMaker 8.

Positive Aspects of BlackBelt

* Enables FileMaker users to become current - allowing them to take advantage of the great new features available in FileMaker 8.
* Users can continue serving their CDML websites with FileMaker 7 and 8.
* We have coupled BlackBelt with PHP enabling users to mix and slowly migrate to FileMaker PHP websites.
* Allows organizations to continue functioning and become current simultaneously.

Learn More About BlackBelt Resources

We have uploaded a sample website at:

You can learn more about BlackBelt at the official BlackBelt page: We are offering special pricing through March 6, 2007.

* Note: FileMaker Inc. No longer supports CDML, questions regarding CDML and BlackBelt should be directed to FMWebschool.


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About FMWebschool

Founded in 1999 FMWebschool has pushed the envelope of FileMaker web technology. Focusing on innovation and creativity, FMWebschool has written books, magazine articles, white papers and has developed numerous third party developer tools to facilitate FileMaker web publishing.

To date, FMWebschool has published over 375 FileMaker websites for companies around the world. Currently their new product FMStudio is getting rave reviews from the FileMaker community.



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