Installing Legacy FileMaker eRA – Windows
The instructions below assist you in installing a run-time version of the FileMaker eRA databases that the Office of Contracts and Grants used to track Proposals, Awards, Subcontracts, etc. prior to conversion to infoED (6/29/2015). These instructions have been tested on a Windows 10 PC.
1. Ensure that your computer has Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable installed.
a. This can be checked by going to Control Panel > Programs and Features. Look in the list of installed apps on your computer.
b. If you do not have it installed it can be obtained here free of charge: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52685
2. Obtain the Legacy FileMaker eRA.zip file by sending an email to email@example.com
a. When you get the reply email, download the file to your computer.
b. Unzip the file to a folder of your choosing.
i. Right click on the zip file and choose Extract All…
ii. For example, extract the file to C:\ (this will make a new Legacy FileMaker eRA folder)
3. Run the Legacy FileMaker eRA file.
a. Find the folder you created in step 2b above. Using the example above go to C:\Legacy FileMaker eRA.
b. Double click on the Legacy FileMaker eRA.exe file.
c. Use the Sign in as Guest button to access the various databases.
Notes: All the usual FileMaker functions are active. For example, you can search (Ctrl + F) on any field and export the data to an Excel file. FileMaker help can be found at: https://fmhelp.filemaker.com/help/16/fmp/en/