Blue World Communications Inc. is shipping the FMP2MySQL Kit, a free kit that includes tools and tutorials for converting FileMaker Pro solutions to MySQL.
MySQL is an open source database. The kit is designed to simplify the migration of Web-bound FileMaker Pro solutions to MySQL for novice users, according to Bill Doerrfeld, Blue World CEO.
The FMP2MySQL Kit explains the differences in database architecture between FileMaker Pro and MySQL and explains how to replicate all of the tools and functions built-in to FileMaker Pro via tools that directly support MySQL. For example, the kit explains how to use the recently released Lasso Reporter solution to create reports on MySQL data similar to how you usually create reports with FileMaker Pro. The kit also demonstrates how to recreate summaries, calculations, scripts and other proprietary FileMaker Pro routines to Web-based routines tied to MySQL.
Contents of the FMP2MySQL Kit include: Admin.LassoApp (an updated version of the Lasso Administration LassoApp), example databases, and an 80-page white paper with step-by-step tutorials. The kit is immediately available for Mac OS X.