To take advantage of the full power of the FileMaker platform it is important to be using the latest version of the FileMaker products. The steps involved in this process will depend on the version you are currently using.

FileMaker 12 – 15 Files
FileMaker 16 uses the same database engine, and file format, as FileMaker 12 or later. This means that there is no conversion process necessary for these files, but it is important to test your solution in the latest version. If you are migrating from FileMaker 12 you will also need to be aware that FileMaker WebDirect was added in FileMaker 13, and your database may feature elements that are not compatible with the web. Data Creations Australia can work with you to thoroughly test your solution using FileMaker 16 on the web, desktop and iOS devices.

FileMaker 11 Files
Moving from FileMaker 11 to FileMaker 16 requires converting your database files. Our experience with the conversion process means that we know all the potential issues that may arise when converting. Data Creations Australia can perform your conversion, review conversion logs, and extensively test your solution.

FileMaker 7, 8, 9 or 10 Files
These versions use the same file format as FileMaker 11 and therefore the same conversion process. If you are using a version of FileMaker earlier than version 11 you may not be aware of just what the latest version of FileMaker is capable of; for example FileMaker Pro 10 does not contain graphing capabilities.

FileMaker 6 or earlier
Conversion from version 6 and below can be tricky and needs to be well planned and managed. FileMaker 6 solutions will be split into multiple files, and may need to be combined into a single new file. Our long history with the FileMaker product range ensures that no matter how old your database is, we have the skills to bring it to the latest version.