FMP 5.5 and FMP 5 for the same file 
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 FMP 5.5 and FMP 5 for the same file
I use FMP 5 on Mac to open files on FMP Server 5. I have the opportunity
to upgrade to FMP 5.5.

Is there a problem when I open files with FMP 5.5 while the server and
other clients use FMP 5?



Sun, 04 Jul 2004 17:30:32 GMT
 FMP 5.5 and FMP 5 for the same file


Quote:
> I use FMP 5 on Mac to open files on FMP Server 5. I have the opportunity
> to upgrade to FMP 5.5.

> Is there a problem when I open files with FMP 5.5 while the server and
> other clients use FMP 5?

No problem at all. Naturally if the server is not 5.5 the new features of
5.5 will not be available regardless of what client you use. This will not
be a problem if you are merely opening and using a fileset written for and
hosted by Filemaker 5, which is the situation you are describing.

-Dave



Sun, 04 Jul 2004 20:46:07 GMT
 FMP 5.5 and FMP 5 for the same file

[Using FMP 5.5 to open files hosted by FMP Server 5.0]

Quote:
> This will not
> be a problem if you are merely opening and using a fileset written for and
> hosted by Filemaker 5, which is the situation you are describing.

Thank you. What if I write a file with Filemaker Pro 5.5? Can it later
be opened with Filemaker Pro 5 (local) and Filemaker Server 5?


Sun, 04 Jul 2004 22:23:54 GMT
 FMP 5.5 and FMP 5 for the same file

Quote:
> Thank you. What if I write a file with Filemaker Pro 5.5? Can it later
> be opened with Filemaker Pro 5 (local) and Filemaker Server 5?

Yes - but you will encounter problems if you use any of the new 5.5 features
in the design of the file. Those features just won't work for the 5.0
clients. And I suspect not for the 5.5 client either is it is being served
by a 5.0 server.

For example using the new record level security will really{*filter*}things up
if you open it with 5.0 as it can only be interpreted the old way, and
therefore may lock some guests out completely.

But as long as you avoid using the 5.5 features you are fine. Basically the
benefits of 5.5 can only be used in full if your entire workgroup is
operating on the same version.

Caitlin



Mon, 05 Jul 2004 04:18:34 GMT
 
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