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Lift the limitations of Microsoft Access by Converting or Migrating with FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 8.34

Users of Microsoft Access databases can lift the limitations of Microsoft Access with FmPro Migrator 8.34 conversions to FileMaker 16.

FREMONT, CA, UNITED STATES, September 12, 2017 / -- California based .com Solutions Inc. has released FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 8.34 with enhancements supporting the automated conversion from Microsoft Access to FileMaker Pro Advanced 16. This release supports FileMaker Pro Advanced 11 - 16 on macOS and Windows.

FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 8.34 enhances the Access to FileMaker 16 conversion feature in the following ways:

• acRectangle objects render more accurately in FM16, by setting the border width from 0 to 1 if the border style shows that the rectangle should be displayed.
• The Access to FileMaker conversion process now allows the import of metadata even if there are 0 forms/reports within the file. This enables files containing only scripts and queries to be imported into FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition.
• The conversion of Access fields and text labels set to default System colors has been improved by choosing appropriate default values.
• Improved the importing of Microsoft Access relationships into FmPro Migrator by using VBA code within an updated version of the AccessDDRExport utility. Multi-predicate relationships are supported along with Cascade Update/Delete options for related tables. This improvement will no longer display the error about not being able to read the MSysRelationships table with newer Access database .accdb files or .mdb files.
• Converted acCommandButton objects are now assigned to a converted script. These scripts can be from either the form behind code or top-level VBA code within the Access database. Form behind code is converted into FileMaker scripts prefixed with the name of the originating form.
• The conversion of report objects contained within Group Headers and Group Footers will now will appear in relatively the same location within FileMaker, instead of being drawn at the top of the layout.
• acLine objects for FileMaker 12+ versions will no no longer be created diagonally by the amount of the border thickness.
• The AccessDDRExport 3.1 utility now pre-selects .accdb files when running under Access 2007+ versions, and .mdb files for older versions.

Converting legacy Microsoft Access databases to FileMaker 16 offers many advantages including:
• Cross platform compatibility.
FileMaker solutions run directly on macOS, Windows and IOS devices. WebDirect serves FileMaker custom apps to all mobile and desktop platforms running a supported web browser. Access can only run on the Microsoft Windows operating system.
• Easier database sharing.
FileMaker database files can be shared using FileMaker Server or FileMaker Cloud with macOS, Windows and IOS devices. WebDirect serves FileMaker database files to any device or platform using any supported web browser.
According to Microsoft:
"We no longer recommend Access Services for new apps. This feature will be retired from Office 365. We will stop creation of new Access-based apps in SharePoint Online starting June 2017 and shut down any remaining apps by April 2018."
• Improved reliability.
• Greatly enhanced file capacity.
• Easier Development.

For more info about the FmPro Migrator Access to FileMaker Conversion feature, please see:

Pricing and Availability:
FmPro Migrator Developer Edition is priced at ($600) per developer, and is available immediately.

A functional demo version of FmPro Migrator may be downloaded from

.com Solutions Inc. develops multi-platform graphical applications supporting FileMaker Pro, SQLite, Oracle, MySQL, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, OpenBase, PostgreSQL, FrontBase, Valentina, VB6 and LiveCode 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 registered trademark of FileMaker, Inc. - An Apple Subsidiary. Apple, the Apple logo and macOS platforms are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

David Simpson
.com Solutions Inc.
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Distribution channels: IT Industry