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Does anyone know how to open a .FNM file

Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:12 AM

I know it is a fannie mae file and most resourses say use a program called "Point" to open said files but we can't seem to find that program online.

does anyone know or even heard of it?

We know the file is created using appache but we are unable to find anything else besides that.


Thanks in advance
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Re: Does anyone know how to open a .FNM file

Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:02 AM

View PostDarenR, on 24 September 2012 - 05:12 PM, said:

We know the file is created using appache but we are unable to find anything else besides that.

Based on that I found Apache Lucene. FNM is a certain data file used within that. doesn’t seem like is is supposed to be opened separately.

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Re: Does anyone know how to open a .FNM file

Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:18 AM

DarenR, finding it was not hard. The fourth link in a Google search of point fnm led to a Calyx Software message board question just like yours. The fifth link in that Google search mentions "Calyx Point", so obviously...Calyx makes Point. Go to the Calyx website, and whattayaknow?

Looks like if you don't already have that software, you'll have to buy it though.
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Re: Does anyone know how to open a .FNM file

Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:03 AM

View PostJackOfAllTrades, on 24 September 2012 - 12:18 PM, said:

DarenR, finding it was not hard. The fourth link in a Google search of point fnm led to a Calyx Software message board question just like yours. The fifth link in that Google search mentions "Calyx Point", so obviously...Calyx makes Point. Go to the Calyx website, and whattayaknow?

Looks like if you don't already have that software, you'll have to buy it though.



easier said than done-- I work in the mortage industry thus 99.9% of websites are blocked so I cant view many of them and downloading is not possible without approval.

but thanks anyways

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Re: Does anyone know how to open a .FNM file

Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:43 PM

Well, it doesn't look like there's anything really to download anyway. More like it's part of a larger package which can be deployed by the administrator.

If you need access to this file, I guess failing having that software your options are:

1. Ask the sender to provide the data in a format you CAN accept
2. Ask the sender to provide the data format so you can write a program to read it
3. Asking FNMA about the format and how to handle it
4. Reverse engineering the file format
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:52 PM

Thanks -- I showed this to the vp and she is having the senior guy send out an email to the creator of the email to see if they can send us a text file of it
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Re: Does anyone know how to open a .FNM file

Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:42 PM

A .FNM file is just a 'DU (Desktop Underwriter) formatted text file. You could change the extension to .txt and open it in a text editor.
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