updated 01:05 pm EDT, Mon July 8, 2002
FileMaker has announced FileMaker Pro 6, an update to its databae application that brings new XML import/export functions and new templates and tools.
Version 6 also offers features such as import of images from a folder and direct digital image capture (and meta or EXIF image-data). Other features include a format painter for easily duplicating object information, customizable dialogs, imrpoved scripting, improved layout themes, the ability to sort the database from a field's context menu, global find/replace functions, the ability to constrain/extend found sets, and improved Web companion security.
FileMaker 6 also offers better import functions for storing file information such as the filename, the file path, and a smaller thumbnail image of picture and QuickTime files. OS X-specific improvements include support for OS X services, long file names, import/export of ODBC-based data and Execute SQL script.
The $300 application is available as a $150 upgrade. The Unlimited version is $1000 ($500 upgrade). Both are available now. FileMaker Developer 6, which includes script debugger, a database design report and developer tool, is expected to ship in September for $500 with a $100 rebate for previous owners, according to this Web report.