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FileMaker

Development on FileMaker was started in the mid-80s under the project name "Nutshell" by Leading Edge.

Versions

  • FileMaker - initial release by Nashoba
  • FileMaker Plus
  • FileMaker II - released now by Claris
  • FileMaker Pro 1.0 - released Oct. 1990, able to change the table layout while running.
  • 2.1 - released 1993, first version available on the Windows platform.
  • 3.0 - released 1996, first version that can relationally link tables together.
  • 4.0 - released 1997, includes ODBC and very basic SQL
  • 5.0 - released 1999, now by FileMaker Inc.
  • 5.5 - released May 2001, first version to run natively on OS X.
  • 6.0 - released Sep. 2002, supports import and export of XML data.
  • 7.0 - released 2004, was a complete rewrite, supports files up to 8 Terabytes.
  • 8.0 - released 2005, supports functions.
  • 8.5 - released 2006
  • 9.0
  • 10.0 - released Jan. 2009, can import and export from Microsoft Excel 2003.

Storage and Objects

  • Tables
  • Queries
  • Forms (for managing data)
  • Reports (for printing data)
  • Data Access Pages (Web Forms)
  • Macros (Scripts)
  • Modules (Program Code and Functions)

Everything is stored in a single File.

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Networking

FileMaker Server allows up to 10 users to work simultanuously on the same database.

Transactions

FileMaker does not support transactions (at least until version 10)

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