Over one million copies of FileMaker Pro 7 have been sold worldwide, FileMaker has revealed.

Apple’s wholly-owned cross platform subsidiary has seen a record number of its existing customers upgrade to version 7, which has also won “over 25 industry and editorial awards”, the company said.

That is, “more than the combined total of seven other workgroup databases”, the company helpfully pointed out in a statement.

The fast sales curve has also attracted new developers to the database application, with 250 new developers winning official accreditation in the last 12 months. The company has also seen a 15 per cent increase in the number of database developers joining the FileMaker Solutions Alliance.

Additional third-party activity includes 25 new books and learning tools and over 500 custom-made solutions appearing for FileMaker Pro 7.

FileMaker president Dominique Goupil, said the company was “gratified” at the application’s success, adding: “It proves that creating a database with power, flexibility and ease of use is what business users want.

“New customers are realizing there is such a thing as easy-to-use database software, while our long-time customers are solving more of their business problems than ever before.”