FileMaker Pro 4.1

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FileMaker Proa relational database manager, evolved from the FileMaker DOS program, and was developed primarily for the Apple Macintosh. Released in April 1985, then renamed as FileMaker Pro in 1990. FileMaker was relational database manager from Claris International, a subsidiary of Apple. It integrates a database engine with a graphical user interface (GUI) and security features, allowing users to modify the database by dragging new elements into layouts, screens, or forms.

Since 1992 it has been available for Windowsand for the classic and other Mac OS. It can be used in a cross-platform environment.

Apple Computer formed Claris, a wholly owned subsidiary, to market software. Claris purchased Nashoba, who originally wrote Filemaker, to round out its software suite. Claris changed the product's name to FileMaker II to conform to its naming scheme for other products, such as MacWrite II, but the product changed little from the last Nashoba version. Several minor versions followed.

FileMaker Pro 1.0 was released in 1990, then in September 1992, Claris released a cross-platform version for both the Mac and Windows and added relational capabilities to replace automatically looking up and importing values from other files.

FileMaker Pro 4.0, introduced in 1997, added a plug-in architecture like that of Adobe Photoshop, which enabled other developers to add features to FileMaker. Web Companion, allowed the database to act as a web server, and plug-ins enabled FileMaker to serve as an FTP client, perform external file operations, and send messages to remote FileMaker files over the Internet or an intranet.

In 1998 the Claris name was changed to FileMaker, to concentrate on that product, however, in 2020 FileMaker changed its name (back) to Claris.

FileMaker Pro 4.1, released in June 1999, was the first version to be published by FileMaker, Inc. It also supported Windows 98, Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0

This is the Upgrade Version, which requires FileMaker Pro 2.1v2 or newer or FileMaker Pro Developer Edition 4.0

FileMaker Pro includes scripting capabilities and a variety of built-in functions for automation of common tasks. FileMaker Pro Advanced provides a script debugger which allows the developer to set break points, monitor data values and step through script lines.

Platform: Apple Macintosh or Mac OS Computer  16 Mb RAM  54Mb Hard disk CD-ROM

             Mac OS System 7.1 or later or Mac OS 8.0 or later

             Networking: TCP/IP, MacIPX or Apple Talk (For Apple Macintosh Plus, SE, Portable or PoweBook 100)

Application Software (AS:) Database

Version: 4.1

Platform : Apple Power Macintosh
Format : CD-ROM
Publisher : Claris FileMaker
Authors :
Date : 1998
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Other Software by Claris FileMaker:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Claris Organizer Claris FileMaker Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1994
ClarisWorks 3.0 Claris FileMaker Apple Power Macintosh Disk 3.5 1994
Claris FileMaker Pro 3.0 Claris FileMaker Apple Power Macintosh Disk 3.5 1995
FileMaker Pro 4.1 Claris FileMaker Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1998
Bento Claris FileMaker Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 2008

Information About Claris FileMaker:

Item Manufacturer Date
Claris Filemaker Inc. 1 Jan 1987




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