.com Solutions Inc. has released FmPro Migrator 4.38, as a
maintenance update, including Bento to FileMaker Pro migration
feature enhancements. FmPro Migrator 4.38 adds a new Bento CSV/TAB
delimited export feature for Unicode data, enabling customers with
localized versions of Bento to export non-ASCII characters to
FileMaker Pro and other applications. Even non-localized versions of
Bento may include Unicode and high-ASCII characters. Within any
version of Bento it is easy to copy special characters into text
fields using the Edit -) Special Characters… menu item.
Unlike Bento’s CSV Form Export feature, FmPro Migrator exports data
from every Library field, not just the fields displayed on a
particular form. FmPro Migrator uses the hidden primary key field
within each Library table to create relationships to the URL, IM,
File and Media tables. FmPro Migrator also includes a TAB delimited
file export feature, to support transferring Bento data to a wider
selection of applications.
Even though Bento only runs on Mac OS X Leopard, FmPro Migrator is
able to perform the migration process on either Mac OS X (10.3 or
higher) or Windows. FmPro Migrator directly reads the database
structure, data, relationships and forms within the contents of any
Bento backup file to perform Bento database migrations. Users merely
need to drag and drop the Bento backup file onto FmPro Migrator to
start the migration process.
FmPro Migrator Developer Edition includes all the features of FmPro
Migrator, but also includes FileMaker Table Consolidation, and
automation of the relationship and layout creation process on Mac OS
X and Windows.
FmPro Migrator changes Include:
* CSV and TAB Delimited Data Export – Clicking the Transfer Data icon
in FmPro Migrator now creates either a CSV or TAB delimited export
file for each migrated Bento database table. Importing the exported
data files using the FileMaker UTF8 import option insures that all
Unicode and special characters are converted propertly. iWork 08
Numbers easily imports CSV files and automatically recognizes the
* Check For Updates Menu – Checking for updated versions of FmPro
Migrator as been simplified thru the addition of the “Check for
Updates…” menu option, which links directly to the product download
* Online Web Help Menu – FmPro Migrator “How To…” documents are
frequently updated on the FmPro Migrator support web page, now
available directly from the Help menu.
* Maintenance Items – Performance and functional improvements have
been made to the process of gathering tables/relationships and the
creation of FileMaker Layouts from Bento forms.
Existing FmPro Migrator customers can upgrade to FmPro Migrator 4.38
at no charge. The single-user licensing includes a copy of FmPro
Migrator for both Mac OS X (Universal Binary) and Windows platforms.
FmPro Migrator customers may upgrade to FmPro Migrator Developer
Edition for $100.
A functional demo version of FmPro Migrator may be downloaded from
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