Bento to filemaker conversion

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  1. DW78 macrumors newbie

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    I'm finding it hard to convert an old Bento database (4.1.2) to FileMaker Pro 12 v4. I keep getting an error message when trying to convert (Import Records, Bento Data Source): "You must have Bento 2 (or a later supported version) installed on this computer." (Filemaker is open, Bento is closed)

    When Bento is open, together with FileMaker, the following error message comes up: "The Bento application is in use, quit Bento and try the import again."

    Any ideas anyone?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    If you cannot import the database, then export the bento database as CSV or some other format.

    What version of Bento are you using, since FMP is giving you that message?

    As for trying the import with Bento open, that makes perfect sense. You cannot import something that will be changing and the app has the file locked.
     
  3. DW78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Using Bento 4.1.2
    I was hoping to be able to import the design as well.
    Thanks for the tip.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    That's the latest version. I was able to import my Bento DB into FMP version 12, though I don't recall if I cared about the designs/layouts or just the data.

    I know I completely redid the screen layouts and because FMP is a relational DB and I was able to better organize my tables.
     

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