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Filemaker Pro 5 0 Adds Web Features

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The latest version of FileMaker's top database application, FileMaker Pro 5.0, was announced recently, adding a number of new features.

The base application is priced at US$249 (with US$149 upgrades) and an enhanced version enabling unlimited Web connections, SSL support, load balancing, and more is available for US$999.

Some of the new features are as follows:

  • ODBC, XML, CSS, JDBC and ActiveX support

  • import synchronisation

  • database report wizards

  • improved web-publishing tools

  • IP-based security

  • Web colour palette

  • Microsoft Office integration

and (uh oh!)

  • "seven new Web themes".

Windows hardware requirements are a minimum 486/33, 16MB RAM, CDROM drive and hard drive, with Win9x or WinNT 4 (with Service Pack 3). Macintosh requirements are a minimum Power Macintosh, 16MB RAM, CDROM drive and hard drive, with Mac OS 7.6.1.

Of particular note on the FileMaker Web site is that "Access to web-published databases is limited to 10 IP addresses per 12 hour period". As previously mentioned, to enable unlimited Web connections requires an extra US$750.

You can find more details on the Filemaker site at this URL.

Isaac is a designer from Adelaide, South Australia, where he has run Triplezero for almost a decade.

He was a member and administrator of since its founding in 1998, designed the current site, and was a regular contributor on's direction-setting discussion list, theforum.

On the side, he runs Opinion, Hoops SA, Confessions, Daily Male, and Comments, as well as maintaining a travel gallery at

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