FileMaker Pro 5

What is the .fp5 format of FileMaker?

The .fp5 file format was used by FileMaker Pro 5, 5.5 and FileMaker Pro 6, which were manufactured between 1999 and 2004. FileMaker Pro 6, introduced in 2002, was the first to support importing and exporting XML files and restricting or expanding existing search results. All versions of FileMaker Pro mentioned above no longer work on Mac OS X (except Rosetta up to Mac OS X 10.6).

The .fp5 format of FileMaker databases supports only one data table per file. FileMaker Pro 5 through 6 can handle a maximum of 50 open files, which is a maximum of 50 data tables. The maximum file size for FileMaker databases in .fp5 format is 2 GB. Read more >>>


fp7 file format from FileMaker Pro 7 to 11

What is the .fp7 format of FileMaker?

The .fp7 file format is a FileMaker Pro database from FileMaker versions 7 through 11, and FileMaker Pro 7, released in 2004, is a completely new file format that replaced the old .fp5 files. The new .fp7 FileMaker files now support multiple data tables per file and Unicode. While the old .fp5 format could only create file relationships, the new .fp7 format supported relationships between data tables in your own and other files using a graphical relationship graph (Entity Relationship Model).  The maximum file size of databases in the .fp7 format is 8 TB, and a maximum of 2 GB can be stored per field. Read more >>>

Gambio GX2

What is Gambio GX2?

Gambio GX2 is an online shop system that is widely used in Germany and has been on the market for many years. Technically, Gambio GX2 is a further development of the open source system xt:Commerce, which in turn is a spin-off of os:Commerce. Gambio GX2 has a mature template system and costs 149 euros plus 19% VAT. Read more >>>


The main menu in gFM-Business

In the business software gFM-Business, the main menu is the central control point, which is started as the first mask after the software is started. From the main menu, all modules of gFM-Business can be opened with a mouse click. Read more >>>


What is meant by a host?

A host is a computer that shares arbitrary data with other devices (clients) in a network and thus makes it available for processing. In the FileMaker environment, a host is in most cases a FileMaker Server that shares FileMaker databases with other users on the network. In smaller environments, this can also be FileMaker Pro, which can share databases with up to four other users on the network. Also in other network environments the server is called a host. (more…)

Industry software

What is industry software and where is it used?

Industry software is understood to be standard software, such as ERP systems, which is tailored to the requirements of specific industries and/or business sectors. In contrast to individual software, industry software is usually developed for several companies in a specific industry, e.g. software for printers, pharmacy software or software for lawyers. Customizable ERP software can be turned into industry software with individual programming (more…)


What is an interface in relation to FileMaker?

A interface is the generic term for the exchange of data between different systems. Most software programs have various interfaces. If you export data from FileMaker in a text or Excel format and open it in another program, your exported data is an interface between FileMaker and the other program.

Interfaces can be realized in various ways. The most common interfaces allow data to be exported in various text formats and re-imported into the target system in a compatible format. Interfaces can also be integrated directly into the systems and then exchange data with each other via a direct connection. A prominent example of such an interface is an online store interface that can directly access the corresponding store system. An example of a very simple interface is a barcode: After you have scanned it, the corresponding key stored in the barcode appears in the database.

Online store interface in gFM-Business

The business software gFM-Business has numerous interfaces to third-party systems. First of all, by clicking on the [Export] symbol in the toolbar, each mask allows the data export of all data belonging to the mask in individual formats. During the export process you have the possibility to determine the fields and field sequence of the data to be exported. You can choose to export the desired data in the following formats:

  • Tabulator separated text (.txt)
  • Comma separated text (.csv)
  • DBase (.dbf)
  • Microsoft Word serial letter (.mer)
  • HTML table (.htm)
  • FileMaker Pro (.fmp12)
  • XML (.xml)
  • Microsoft Excel table (.xlsx)

Furthermore, gFM-Business contains the following additional interfaces for data exchange with other systems:

The gFM-Business ERP software contains a variety of interfaces

  • German Post Internet stamp
  • DHL Intraship recipient addresses
  • DHL online franking
  • DPD DELISprint
  • Hermes address import
  • Iloxx address export
  • UPS WorldShip
  • MonkeyOffice
  • DTAUS file
  • Bank X Online Banking
  • MacGiro Online Banking
  • Gambio GX3 Online shop
  • Shopware Online shop
  • WooCommerce Online shop
  • Support TWAIN-compliant scanner
  • support of telephone systems and Fritz!Box

Inventory management

The inventory management in gFM-Business

An inventory management serves to record and manage existing company inventory. For each inventory product, various product details can be entered, such as manufacturer and dealer with contact details, location, date of purchase, warranty, details of the invoice document or the purchase price. Many inventory management programs support the entry of further data such as freely definable fields or the storage of media and files for the item. Read more >>>