FileMaker has its roots back in 198s, when it was written for MS-DOS. It's a cross-platform database that combines graphical user interface with its data engine.
FileMaker was created by Nashoba Systems. Eventually, Apple's subsidiary purchased Nashoba Systems and had its name changed to FileMaker Inc.
FileMaker is currently available for Apple Macintosh, Microsoft Windows and iOS devices.
All our applications support FileMaker via ODBC. You will need to have appropriate ODBC driver installed for our software to be able to connect to your FileMaker database.
It may make sense to migrate your data away from FileMaker . You may want to do it permanently or just need to share your tables with a collague in a different format.
We will copy all your tables with their data and apply indexing and relationships exactly as they are in your current FileMaker database. In a nutshell, you get exactly the same database in another database engine. Each time you run the migration, we will copy all the tables again. Of course, we have a built-in scheduler, so you can run this overnight and have a fresh database copy in the morning.
If you have already created your target database (by yourself or using our Full Convert product), you can synchronize data in your target database with your original FileMaker database. We never pollute your databases with additional tables or triggers for replications. We never even write to your source database.
Replication allows you to update your target database very often, as we always write just a minimum of changes needed to bring databases in sync. For example, if you added three records to a single table in your FileMaker database, our replication product will write those three records to target database and nothing else. If you deleted some records, changed some others and inserted some, again – our product will pick that up and replay those changes in the target databases without touching existing data that should stay there. Our products are highly optimized for real-world workloads, so data that's inserted into different areas of table are combined and written using high-speed algorithms, as available in a specific target database.
You can run database replication often, as your target database is never empty while replication runs. You will simply see that your changes are applied on each run.
When you want a stellar SQL writing experience, our Query allows you to easily and quickly write your queries. It will autocomplete as you type and allow you to instantly view your data.
Database diagrams only get you so far. You may want to keep HTML mini-website for your database documentation so all your developers can be in the loop and quickly locate needed information. You may need it for a client report, or to distribute your database schema as a CHM file to people who need it.
Our products even allow you to upload the documentation to your FTP server, so your website copy is always current.