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5-26-2009 - Fremont, CA - .com Solutions Inc. Enhances FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 4.97 With FmPro To Access Migration Feature.
FmPro Migrator Developer Edition enables Access developers to speed up the conversion process of FileMaker Pro to Microsoft Access 2000, 2003, 2007 database files.

FmPro to Access Migration Service incorporated into FmPro Migrator Developer Edition includes the conversion of layouts, scripts, relationships, and value lists within a predefined budget. This service leverages the automated layout and relationship importing features of FmPro Migrator Developer Edition, along with FileMaker Pro Advanced.

Features of the FmPro To Access Migration Service include:
• Fixed Price Service - You know up front what the cost will be to convert the layouts from your FileMaker Pro database solution into an Access .mdb/.accdb database file. Pricing for the migration service is based upon the number of layouts which need to be converted. There is no additional cost for converting FileMaker Pro scripts into Visual Basic code.

• Layout Importing - FmPro Migrator imports FileMaker Pro layouts in batch mode directly from DDR XML files generated by FileMaker Pro Advanced. Dozens or even hundreds of layouts can be imported into FmPro Migrator within a few minutes.

• Save Time, Get Up and Running Quickly - It can be a tedious and time consuming process to manually re-create each FileMaker Pro layout object into any other development environment. Rather than spending days or even weeks of valuable time manually converting hundreds of layouts, Access developers can utilize the FmPro to Servoy Migration Service as an economical alternative. Visual Basic code is generated by FmPro Migrator for re-creating each FileMaker Pro layout as an equivalent Access Form, Subform or Report.

• Script Conversion - Each FileMaker Pro script captured by FmPro Migrator, is converted into Visual Basic code. These scripts are intended to be used as a template for the writing of new Visual Basic code which will be used to replace the original FileMaker Pro script functionality.

• Relationship Conversion - FileMaker Pro relationships imported by FmPro Migrator are converted into SQL code to build the relationships within the Access database.

• Custom Value Lists - Custom Value Lists are read from the FileMaker Pro DDR XML file and used to create ComboBox objects on every Access Form/Report where the original Value List was used.

• Layout Image Migration - Embedded layout graphic images are saved into an images folder and are also placed onto each Access Form or Report in the same size and location as the original layout. Only unique copies of images are exported from the layouts, in order to prevent wasting space due to duplicate images. This means that if an image such as a company logo is used on 100 different layouts, only one single copy of that graphic will be saved, as all of the other 99 copies are duplicates of the original image.

FileMaker Pro stores GIF, PNG and JPEG images in their native formats within the layout. All other image types are also converted and stored in the JPEG file format in order to guarantee compatibility with Instant Web Publishing. Therefore the conversion process follows this same compatibility implementation by extracting GIF, PNG and JPEG images for use on the Access Forms and Reports.
Having the images available as external files prior to building the Forms/Reports makes it possible to substitute new images for the original images. As long as the filenames remain the same, the generated Visual Basic code will utilize the replaced image within all of the locations where the original file was used.

FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 4.97 also includes the addition of a new FileMaker ScriptMaker to Servoy JavaScript conversion feature. FileMaker Pro script instructions are parsed and replaced with one or more equivalent Servoy JavaScript commands. The script conversion process can be customized by editing the table of conversion records within the FmigScriptConversion.db3 SQLite mapping file.

For more info about the FmPro to Access Migration Service, including an online price quote, please see:

FmPro Migrator Developer Edition is priced at ($200) per developer and includes a copy of FmPro Migrator Developer Edition for both MacOS X (Universal Binary) and Windows platforms. Existing FmPro Migrator Developer Edition customers may upgrade to FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 4.97 at no charge.

A functional demo version of FmPro Migrator may be downloaded from www.fmpromigrator.com/downloads/index.html. For more info please see: www.fmpromigrator.com/products/fmpro_migrator

.com Solutions Inc. develops multi-platform graphical applications supporting FileMaker Pro, Bento, SQLite, Oracle, MySQL, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, OpenBase, PostgreSQL, FrontBase, Valentina, Revolution and Servoy developers. FmPro Script Diff, compares and edits FileMaker Pro scripts. FmPro Migrator ( www.fmpromigrator.com ) converts FileMaker Pro databases to and from FileMaker Pro, SQLite Diff compares SQLite database schema and data.

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