Originally Posted by maitani
I have a large (~25MB) MS Access database file (.mdb) that I wish to convert to filemaker pro 5 format. Please don't ask me to go back to Access and save it from there using a Filemaker readable format. This option will not work for me, I need a mac application that can do it. Your suggestions will be most appreciated.
for the delayed response....Your post got buried with all the other ones.
Well, with that constraint that you put, I'm afraid that there's nothing we can do to make it readable from the Mac side. In its current raw format that .mdb file contains some Access proprietary garbage that you can't just filter. Although MS Access and Filemaker Pro are BOTH relational databases, they present data differently in their own proprietary format(s).
If you haven't put that constraint, you could easily export that MS Access file in Excel format (.xls) - PC side and import it later in FM Pro - Mac side. Also, even if you don't have Access - there are PC utilities that can convert that .mdb file into FM Pro readable format. :idea: But then, since those are NOT valid options - I'm running out of ideas.... :roll: