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What file formats can be imported into Base? [closed]

asked 2014-04-05 23:38:48 +0100

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Before I invest in learning the database program, I have to know if I can import all my Filemaker .fp7 files. I know I can export these files as tab or comma delimited - .tab or .csv - plus a few others. What will Base accept?

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answered 2014-04-06 04:46:32 +0100

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updated 2014-04-06 04:48:25 +0100

You should be able to import your data tables (as .csv files exported from FM). But I doubt table relationships, forms and reports from FM can be so easily transferred. A commercial product called FMProMigrator might possibly do what you want (though I have not tried it).

It's probably easier if you use a Calc spreadsheet as an intermediate source for you table imports into Base - see THIS DISCUSSION for more information.

Some discussions that might be relevant: 1. FileMaker to SQL/LO Base migration 2. Switching from Filemaker to Base 3. Attaching to Filemaker databases?

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This turns out to be a more daunting task than I envisioned. Thanks for trying to help.


stanleykpatz gravatar imagestanleykpatz ( 2014-04-07 17:51:59 +0100 )edit

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