FmPro Migrator 4.45 updated with FileMaker Pro to SQLite Feature

November 17, 2008 in FileMaker (E)

[] Fremont, CA - .com Solutions Inc. has released FmPro Migrator 4.45, as a maintenance update, including a new FileMaker Pro to SQLite migration feature. FmPro This release also includes a new FmPro Migrator preference file implementation and enhancements to Access database migrations.

As the popularity of the SQLite grows, developers may choose to take advantage of FmPro Migrator's ability to easily copy FileMaker Pro data and schema into SQLite databases. FmPro Migrator can also be used to replace data within existing SQLite database files when using FileMaker Pro as a workgroup development repository. This technique enables SQLite to serve as an embedded database for a website or a desktop application, utilizing refreshed data from FileMaker Pro.

FmPro Migrator Developer Edition includes all the features of FmPro Migrator, but also includes FileMaker Table Consolidation, and automation of the relationship and layout creation process on Mac OS X and Windows.

FmPro Migrator Developer Edition includes all of the features of FmPro Migrator, but also converts FileMaker Pro Layouts and ScriptMaker scripts into Revolution stacks. The Table Consolidation feature performs the automated copying of Tables/Fields, Table Occurrences, Relationships, ScriptMaker scripts and Layouts between FileMaker 8, 8.5 and 9 database files on MacOS X and Windows.

FmPro Migrator Changes Include:

* FileMaker Pro to SQLite Migration - FmPro Migrator provides software developers with the opportunity to manage data in FileMaker Pro, and then transfer that data into SQLite databases for use with portable, embedded or web applications.

* Enhanced FmPro Migrator Preferences - The FmPro Migrator preferences database file stores user entered info for the FileMaker tab migration fields within the user documents directory. Previously entered settings are restored each time the application is launched.

* Simplified Access Database Migrations - Migration projects involving Microsoft Access databases have been simplified by eliminating the need to create an ODBC DSN to either a source or destination Access database file. FmPro Migrator now automatically makes a File DSN ODBC connection to the Access .mdb file. This feature is used when gathering info from Access databases, creating tables or transferring data to/from Access databases.

* Maintenance Items - Cosmetic improvements have been made to the display of table columns from Bento databases, and when refreshing the Migration Process window after resizing.

Existing FmPro Migrator customers can upgrade to FmPro Migrator 4.45 at no charge. The single-user licensing includes a copy of FmPro Migrator for both Mac OS X (Universal Binary) and Windows platforms. FmPro Migrator customers may upgrade to FmPro Migrator Developer Edition for $100. A functional demo version of FmPro Migrator may be downloaded from the website.

.com Solutions Inc. develops multi-platform graphical applications supporting FileMaker, Bento, SQLite, Oracle, MySQL, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, OpenBase, PostgreSQL, FrontBase and Revolution developers. FmPro Script Diff, compares and edits FileMaker ScriptMaker scripts, FmPro Layout Diff, compares FileMaker Layouts. FmPro Migrator converts FileMaker databases to and from FileMaker, SQLite Diff compares SQLite database schema and data. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.