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    File Maker into Access

    Does anyone know of a utility (preferably free) for converting a File Maker database into Access format?

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    Re: File Maker into Access

    There is an ODBC driver for FileMaker Pro, I believe. However, when I've been faced with this gruesome task, I've just opened FileMaker, exported the data I wanted and then built a new application in Access. I doubt that there is really anything salvagable in the FileMaker application in terms of interface design or table design, because FileMaker, even more so than Access, invites people to design bad databases.
    Charlotte

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    Re: File Maker into Access

    Actually it is the interface I wanted. It is for a club, with very little useful data in it, the original designer (and I use the term generously) did not know what a relational database was. However the interface does have a lot of useful functionality - at that he did an impressive job.
    Thanks anyway

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    Re: File Maker into Access

    Sorry, but I don't know of any way to get the forms out. Your best option is to just recreate the design.
    Charlotte

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