Apple Computer Inc. subsidiary FileMaker Inc. on Wednesday
released an update for its flagship database software for the Mac and PC, FileMaker Pro 7, as well as FileMaker Developer 7. The new v3 update is available for download from FileMaker’s Web site. A server update is expected before the end of the month.
Over 300 changes have been made to FileMaker Pro 7 v3, according to the developer. Changes include text editing, layout editing, scripting, calculations, portals, value lists, import/export, find, spell-checking, security and Japanese language functionality. Changes to FileMaker Developer 7 include improvements to the script debugger, DDR and Developer Utilities, text editing, layout editing, scripting, calculations, portals and more. More extensive details about what’s changed in this new release are available with the read me file included with the downloadable update.
FileMaker also indicated plans to offer FileMaker Server 7v2 updater and FileMaker Server 7 Advanced — ODBC/JDBC updater before the end of October. The company noted that FileMaker Server 7 Advanced cannot be used as an ODBC or a JDBC data source on Mac OS X, and added that it “plans to support ODBC and JDBC on Mac OS X in a future release.” Further information was not offered regarding that release schedule.