FileMaker, Inc. announced the immediate availability of FileMaker XML Central. A comprehensive resource for IT professionals and web developers, FileMaker XML Central provides essential documentation that details XML support in FileMaker Pro. It also includes instructional examples and useful links for learning more about XML and XML formatting technologies. The XML documentation and examples will also be included in the forthcoming FileMaker Developer 5, planned for shipment in April. They immediately equip IT professionals and Web developers to deploy an XML solution using dynamic data from their FileMaker Pro 5 database. With XML, The addition of XML technology also enables dynamic data exchange between FileMaker Pro 5 databases and other systems, like Oracle and SAP. In addition to the XML documentation, examples and a full working version of FileMaker Pro 5 for Mac OS and Windows, FileMaker Developer 5 will also offer a wide array of tools for FileMaker database customization; royalty-free runtime distribution; the ability to rename FileMaker solution files and share FileMaker data using XML, JDBC and ODBC. FileMaker Developer 5 will have a suggested retail price of $499 (US). www.filemaker.com

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