FileMaker Developer 6 is now shipping from
— at least the Worldwide English version is.
Designed for commercial and corporate developers, FileMaker Developer 6 has the features of the recently released FileMaker Pro 6 database software application, along with the following extras:
A Script Debugger that developers can use for the systematic testing of scripts within a FileMaker solution;
A Database Design Report that assists developers in documenting the structure (including fields, scripts, relationships, layouts, and database passwords) of FileMaker Pro database solutions;
Updated Developer Tools that let developers change database file names while preserving relationships and links.
Both Script Debugger and Data Design Report support the new script steps in FileMaker Pro 6, including XML Import/Export, Import a Folder of Files, Constrain and Extent Found Set and Global Find and Replace. For details on the FileMaker Pro database features, see our
July 8 article.
If you live in North America you can purchase FileMaker Developer 6 at a suggested retail price of US$499. Licensed users (based in North America) of single-user packages of FileMaker Developer 5 or FileMaker Developer 5.5 who purchase FileMaker Developer 6, are eligible for a $100 inbox mail-in rebate through Dec. 31, 2003.