Claris Ships FileMaker Pro 4.0 for Windows and Mac OS
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Oct. 6, 1997 — Claris Corp. announced the immediate
availability of FileMaker Pro 4.0 for Windows NT, Windows 3.1 and Mac OS,
the newest version of its award-winning cross platform relational database
Now with built-in HTTP server and CGI (Common Gateway Interface)
capabilities at an estimated retail price of just $199 (U.S.), FileMaker
Pro 4.0 will collect and serve dynamic data over the Web from computers
with access to the Internet or an intranet via TCP/IP. FileMaker Pro 4.0 is
a breakthrough intranet solution for corporate workgroups and small
businesses in need of convenient, cost-efficient access to databases.
FileMaker Pro 4.0 may also be used to serve data to sophisticated Web
sites, created by popular web authoring tools.
Getting a FileMaker Pro 4.0 database onto the Web is incredibly easy using
the product’s new Web Companion plug-in. With just the click of a check
box, users can perform major navigational and editing operations on the Web
automatically. FileMaker Pro 4.0 provides an easy way to connect Web pages
to databases so that visitors to the site can easily find information they
require. Security features to limit browser access privileges are also
included, and FileMaker Pro Web hosting is available through numerous
“FileMaker Pro 4.0 can directly solve almost 85-90 percent of my database
requirements,” said David Earnest, Technical Staff IV, NASA-Marshall Space
Flight Center, Boeing North American Inc., in Alabama. “Application
development/debugging/revision times are significantly lower than with
competing products such as Microsoft Access. With the new Web-enabling
capability, I can bring data to the masses far quicker than I can with
Among other advanced features: FileMaker Pro 4.0 includes a unique drag and
drop Excel translation tool that converts most “spreadsheet databases” into
full-bodied FileMaker Pro databases in just seconds. Users can send email
from within FileMaker Pro 4.0, making it ideal for large mailings
(ListServing). Fields may be set to automatically open specified URLs with
just a click.
Volume pricing is available, and upgrades from FileMaker Pro 3.0 and
competitive products are available at an estimated retail price of $99
Later this month, Claris will unveil The FileMaker Pro site at
http://www.filemaker.com providing information and resources for FileMaker
Pro users and developers.
CONTACT: Claris Corp.
Kevin Mallon, 408/987-7227