FileMaker Developer 6 Now Available From FileMaker, Inc.
Develop powerful XML-rich FileMaker Pro 6 solutions with updated
Database Design Report, Script Debugger and Developer Tool
SANTA CLARA, CA – Sept. 16, 2002 — FileMaker, Inc. today
announced that FileMaker Developer 6 is now shipping (Worldwide
English version). FileMaker Developer 6 is the tool of choice for
commercial and corporate developers creating custom FileMaker
solutions to be deployed across workgroups, distributed as
royalty-free runtime applications or published for the Web.
FileMaker Developer 6 includes the powerful features and
functions of the recently released FileMaker Pro 6 database software
application, along with the following:
* Script Debugger: Developers can use Script Debugger for
the systematic testing of scripts within a FileMaker solution. By
inserting breakpoints (pauses) in the script, developers can step
through each script, line by line, and view and compare the
* Database Design Report: Assists developers to document
the structure (including fields, scripts, relationships, layouts, and
database passwords) of FileMaker Pro database solutions.
Both Script Debugger and Data Design Report support the new
script steps in FileMaker Pro 6, including XML Import/Export, Import a
Folder of Files, Constrain and Extent Found Set, and Global Find and
* Updated Developer Tool: lets developers showcase
FileMaker Pro solutions in elegant Kiosk-mode format or deploy
royalty-free runtime solutions bound with the FileMaker Pro database
engine. The updated Developer tool allows developers to change
database file names while preserving relationships and links.
* Offers the benefits of FileMaker Pro 6 – for virtually
limitless data exchange with built-in XML import/export support.
Developers can create customized solutions that can import and export
XML formatted data and share it with users of other applications in an
almost endless variety of output formats. FileMaker Pro 6 provides
in-depth documentation and examples for: XML, which is quickly
becoming the preferred method of exchanging data across applications;
JDBC, allowing for easier ways to build Java front ends to FileMaker
Pro databases; and ODBC allowing for access to a FileMaker data source
remotely, for easy back-up of mission-critical data on back end
Requirements and Availability
Customers in North America may purchase FileMaker Developer 6
($499 U.S. suggested list price) from their preferred reseller, from
the FileMaker store at (a
by calling FileMaker at 1-800-325-2747. Licensed users (based in North
America) of single-user packages of FileMaker Developer 5 or FileMaker
Developer 5.5 who purchase FileMaker Developer 6, are eligible for a
U.S. $100 or Canadian $150 in-box mail-in rebate. (This offer is good
until December 31, 2003, and cannot be used in combination with any
For information on FileMaker Developer 6 system requirements, please
About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker is a leading provider to the growing Web-publishing and
workgroup database markets. FileMaker software lets departments and
teams create databases to manage and track projects, assets and
people. Its award-winning FileMaker line of database software provides
relational power, instant and custom Web publishing and legendary
ease-of-use. FileMaker, Inc. is the database software subsidiary of
Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).