Apples new operating system, Snow Leopard 10.6, was built for users to dramatically see an increase in system-wide speed. This is very beneficial, but FileMaker 10 users need to be aware that there are known compatibility issues with FileMaker 10 products. FileMaker Pro 10 and FileMaker Advanced 10 have issues with exporting or saving records in xls format and the AppleScript command “open file”. In addition, FileMaker Server 10 and FileMaker Server 10 Advanced will require a full installation to be compatible with Snow Leopard. Thankfully, there are solutions to these issues posted on the FileMaker Knowledge Base. Here are the summaries of the solutions (click on the link for full details):
- Exporting or saving records in xls format requires Rosetta.
- The AppleScript command “open file” must be changed to “open”
- A full installer of FileMaker Server 10.0.v2 is required.
These are the known issues and fixes involving Snow Leopard and FileMaker 10 compatibility. As more issues are discovered you can be assured that we will keep you updated.