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FileMaker Pro to Access

By Ian Boothby ·
I need to change to MS Access from FileMaker Pro. Can I import my existing databases straight into Access, or are there problems. MS make no mention of Filemaker Pro in their conversion listings. Thanks.

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by tduval In reply to FileMaker Pro to Access

If my memory is good, filemaker used .dbf files ?
So, you have standard dBase III files. Import without any problems.
The only thing that could bother you is foreign characters (ascii over 127) who would have to be converted from oem to ansi. that's all

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by Ian Boothby In reply to FileMaker Pro to Access

Sorry-not dbf files (worse luck)!

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by mslizny In reply to FileMaker Pro to Access

I am fairly competent in both Access and Filemaker Pro, so if you have a copy of each program I would point out that you can export Filemaker Pro files in a tab-delimited text format and then import each file to create a table in MS Access.

By the way, Filemaker Pro files do not have a .dbf extension, they have a specific program extension, .fmp or .fp5, etc. I am not aware of a specific import facility for Filemaker Pro files in MS Access.

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by Ian Boothby In reply to

Thanks-got data transferred tab-delimited, so at least saved typing in 31,000 records!!!

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