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Claris FileMaker Pro 4.0

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FileMakerPro4CD.ZIP (39.87 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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FMPro4-hybrid.zip (122.14 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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FileMaker_4MacBinder.sit (3.09 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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FileMaker_4MacBinder_Update.sit (819.58 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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FileMaker_4PCBinder.zip (2.55 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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FileMaker_402PCBinder_Updt.zip (117.27 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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FileMaker_404PCBinder_Updt.zip (440.89 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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FileMaker_4_Password_Viewer2.sit (43.28 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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FileMaker_5-4_Reverter.sit (145.35 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

A relational database application, FileMaker Pro 4.0 was Claris Corp's final major software release, only a few months before the company was dissolved and its assets split between the new Apple company "FileMaker Inc" and Apple itself. Version 4.0 now offered a much more integrated database to web publishing side with built-in CGI and web server. Previously this was handled by 3rd party software such as "Lasso". FileMaker Pro 4 databases are mostly compatible with previous version 3 databases and the .fp3 filename suffix used in Windows remained the same.

FileMaker Pro 4.0 also integrates with Claris Home Page 3.0: the former provides a database and the latter web page designing for web published FileMaker Pro databases, all very swish. I found this tutorial which makes it all easy to follow. — creatingWebSurvey.pdf

See Also: Later versions of FileMaker Pro

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC x86 (Windows)

Separate & FAT installers for 68k & PPC Macintosh - you can install for both CPU types at same time if wished (important for 68k Macs with PPC upgrade cards). This software runs under SSW 7.1 to 9.2.2 - It also runs very well under "Classic" on PPC OS X up to 10.4.11

Windows installers also (2nd DL, hybrid Mac/Win CD)

Runs great on Basilisk II & SheepShaver

Minimum System Requirements:

SSW 7.1 for Macintosh, SSW 7.1.2 for PPC Macintosh
8 MB RAM for PPC Macintosh or 68k Macintosh with Web Companion enabled.
4 MB RAM for 68k Macintosh without Web Companion enabled.
TCP/IP, AppleTalk or IPX/SPX Network enabled for sharing FileMaker Pro databases over a network.
M 68020 CPU or newer

I found this (Top DL) on a CD-ROM given to me by a publishing house (now defunct) in the UK. I have been trying different apps to see what they do and this is one such app. It seems to be similar to MS Access, a database app that the user can customise and design their own user interface. It says it can link via the internet too. I've had a quick look through and it seems to be "the full monty", impressive. I've added the serial to the "read me" file.

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, July 27 - 12:10am

According to this cnet.com page from September 2009 there was a free update from version 4 to 4.1

The cnet article may be dated 2009, but it looks to me like they have included a FileMaker Inc press release from 10 years earlier. FileMaker Inc was pushing Pro version 10 out of the door in 2009, no way would they be supporting old Claris products by that stage...

The update mentioned is version 4.0v2. Its the updater from 4.0v1 to 4.0v2, to keep in line with the bugfixes already included in 4.1, not an upgrade to 4.1.

This was at a transitional period of moving from Claris to FileMaker Inc. They still had to support version 4.0 for a while.

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by WhosIt.There - 2016, July 26 - 2:42am

Where I was working at the time bought their software at cheaper "educational" prices direct from a Apple via an Authorised Reseller. but I'm not certain which version it would have been ... I do have 4.1v3 installed though (and ocassionally still used thanks to having the Binder for it).

According to this cnet.com page from September 2009 there was a free update from version 4 to 4.1 "coming", but whether that qualified for the v3 update or not is another question.

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, July 26 - 12:12am

I did have the 4.1 installer at one time, but it must be one of the big disc images I threw out a few years ago

This would be a very rare item, as I don't think that too many copies of 4.1 ever sold. - 4.1 was probably a quick'n'dirty re-branded version 4.0, emanating from Claris Corp's demise once FileMaker Pro was handed over into FileMaker Inc's control. - Then version 5.0 was released approx. 3 months after 4.1

by Kitchen2010 - 2016, July 25 - 10:01am

It works now! Thank you!

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by WhosIt.There - 2016, July 25 - 9:20am

Being on a dial-up connection, I can't check them all, but I checked a random couple of the small ones and they work okay via the "Main" link. There is a note in the forums about the "Mirror" link may take a bit longer to replicate through.

by Kitchen2010 - 2016, July 25 - 8:31am

Something went wrong with the latest updates, the new additions do not show up. Can check it again, please?

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by WhosIt.There - 2016, July 25 - 5:23am

We need to get a copy of FileMaker Pro version 4.1 now, before this update can be applied

Oops! I should have re-read the ReadMe before I uploaded it.

I did have the 4.1 installer at one time, but it must be one of the big disc images I threw out a few years ago when I was running out of hard disk space because I can't find it now (I probably wouldn't have been able to upload it on my slow connection anyway). Sad

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, July 24 - 11:40pm

A note about the 4.1v3 Updater (since removed from above), from it's enclosed "Read Me"...

   FileMaker Pro 4.1v3 Updater will only update the Worldwide English version 4.1v1 to the current release, 4.1v3. This updater will not work on versions 4.0 or earlier of FileMaker Pro and will not update any non-English versions of FileMaker Pro.

We need to get a copy of FileMaker Pro version 4.1 now, before this update can be applied Wink

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2016, July 24 - 7:15am

It seems to be similar to MS Access

FileMaker Pro (even the more complicated later version) is MASSIVELY easier to use than horrible MS Access. Smile

It also runs very well under "Classic" on PPC OS X up to 10.4.11

One thing to be aware of is that when using Classic under Mac OS X 10.2 there is an annoying bug where dragging any object on a layout will duplicate that object, instead of moving it. This bug isn't there when using Classic under OS X 10.1 or (apparently) OS X 10.3.