360Deploy 2 automates your process of making FileMaker changes and migrating the data to a live or production (PROD) database.
Experience an easy and safe tool to make changes to your development (DEV) file and send off the changes with the click of a button. With 360Deploy 2, all you'll need to do is use the configuration tool to set up and your users will be enjoying their new database in no time!
Joe Martin, Senior Developer at 360Works, recently presented at the Houston FMDUT Meeting where he demonstrated the setup of 360Deploy 2 and covered development topics on deploying changes to a PROD file.
Today we have a video recap of the meeting that has been shortened to 15 minutes so you can briefly observe what the process will look like for you or follow along with the setup! Below the video we have summarized a few answers to questions asked after the presentation.
What happens when you add a new value list?
If you add a new value list, it will be pulled in from the dev file (prod value list will be wiped out) 360Deploy makes a clone of DEV file and pulls in from it Considering adding a feature to customize this in the future (alternatively pulls from PROD file)
How are accounts handled?
360Deploy pulls data and accounts from PROD, and layout and schema from DEV
What does 360Deploy do with your container data?
360Deploy does nothing with your container data. Which is the desired behavior. Externally stored containers live in completely separate folders than the database itself. If we run our database migration, and put the production database back in place, the records will still be able to resolve their external container dependency to that data. Container data is ignored, but we maintain the link to it so that when the dev file is swapped out with the prod file those links can re-establish themselves.
Is 360Deploy FileMaker Cloud compatible?
360Deploy is not FM Cloud Compatible due to FMS admin technology not made available to us. However, we can host for you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about hosting.
Does 360Deploy absolutely require FileMaker Server ...can it be ran locally?
360Deploy requires a production server to deploy to, as this was the primary goal behind the product. Your DEV files can be local.
Can 360Deploy run overnight?
360Deploy can be set to run overnight using an on timer script. You'll need to leave the client open to let it run overnight. In later versions, we plan to have scheduled scripts so you can run the deployment from anywhere such as your iPad.
Story Behind 360Deploy?
360Deploy 1 was created by Sam Barnum to create a solution that did not exist (before FileMaker Data Migration Tool was released). He had to come up with several workarounds for abstracting a database import, one being able to dynamically generate a script to determine the next serial number for imported tables. However, now 360Deploy 2 can run imports and migrations faster and smoother since it leverages the new FileMaker Data Migration Tool.
Our ultimate goal was to provide a nicer way to manage files on your server, providing smoother imports and making tedious work a lot easier. We plan to continue innovating around this goal with features in future version releases.
We recommend using the demo version first to make sure it is going to work for your solution. We'll be happy to help you get a license once you are done your testing. Please email email@example.com with any questions you may have.
For more information or to download, visit: 360deploy.com.
360Works at DevCon 2018: Discount Extended!
We had a great time at the 2018 FileMaker Developer Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Nothing gets the 360Works team more excited than demonstrating our products and meeting other FileMaker Developers! We are pleased to announce that we will be extending our DevCon discount until Friday, August 17, 2018. Enter code DEVCON18 at checkout and receive 15% off of your purchase!
Use the product table below to learn more about your favorite products and take advantage of the discount.
At DevCon this year, Joe Martin demonstrated the brand new 360Deploy 2 for completely automating deployment of development changes to a production server and Jesse Barnum demonstrated a new version of MirrorSync, version 5, which has more convenience for end users and over 40 improvements to reliability, speed, and stability.
At our booth, the MirrorSync Setup Station allowed many DevCon attendees to return home with a fully functional sync setup and Richard Carlton Consulting gave out free FileMaker 17 training books at our booth this year!
Click on any of our product links below to learn more or use the discount:
Product Name Product Description 360Deploy Automated, simple deployment of new database versions Charts Easy-to-use charting for FileMaker CloudMail Send and track email marketing campaigns Email Send and receive text and HTML emails in FileMaker DocuBin Document and digital asset management FTPeek FTP upload and download from your FileMaker database JDBC SQL access with JDBC Compatibility MirrorSync Sync FileMaker Go and Pro on a device without network connection, sync FileMaker Servers, and sync FileMaker with SQL databases Plastic Payment processing plugin RemoteScripter Trigger scripts on FileMaker Pro from the web or IWP SafetyNet FileMaker Server offsite backup Scribe Read and write PDF, Word, and Excel files ScriptMaster Adds many new functions & create custom plug-ins SuperContainer A better container field Web Assistant Access internet resources, URLs, and fill out web forms Web Services Manager Publish FileMaker scripts as XML Web Services Zulu FileMaker calendar sync Stay updated with 360Works
At 360Works, we are focused on helping FileMaker Developers build what works best for their clients by providing products that extend the functionality of the FileMaker platform.
If you need to add features or customize your database, now is the perfect time. The 360Works DevCon discount is available to receive 15% off of your online order using promo code DEVCON18 during checkout, now through August 10, 2018.
Click on any of the product links below to learn more or place your discounted order!
Products and Updates
This year, we are excited to showcase major improvements in 360Deploy and MirrorSync. Our Email and FTPeek Plugins have also received added features that leverage powerful technology found in Amazon Web Services. We are able to demo in more detail the following NEW updates for you at our DevCon booth:
360Deploy - now uses the FileMaker Data Migration Tool, experience faster and easier FileMaker data migration and solution version management MirrorSync - more details coming soon, you will want to ensure your maintenance is up to date to receive the newest features when they are released. If you are eligible for a maintenance renewal (still within 1 year of your last maintenance activation), you can renew your maintenance here. Email Plugin - now uses AWS for sending SMS/Text Messages, send texts to subscribers from your FileMaker solution and receive the additional benefits of a complete email plugin with formatted inbound and outbound email sending capabilities. It's a 2-for-1 deal. FTPeek Plugin - now uses AWS S3 for file storage, FileMaker FTP Plugin that is easy to implement and supports SFTP and FTPS
Current Suite of FileMaker Plugins and Tools:
Product Name Product Description 360Deploy Automated, simple deployment of new database versions Charts Easy-to-use charting for FileMaker CloudMail Send and track email marketing campaigns Email Send and receive text and HTML emails in FileMaker DocuBin Document and digital asset management FTPeek FTP upload and download from your FileMaker database JDBC SQL access with JDBC Compatibility MirrorSync Sync FileMaker Go and Pro on a device without network connection, sync FileMaker Servers, and sync FileMaker with SQL databases Plastic Payment processing plugin RemoteScripter Trigger scripts on FileMaker Pro from the web or IWP SafetyNet FileMaker Server offsite backup Scribe Read and write PDF, Word, and Excel files ScriptMaster Adds many new functions & create custom plug-ins SuperContainer A better container field Web Assistant Access internet resources, URLs, and fill out web forms Web Services Manager Publish FileMaker scripts as XML Web Services Zulu FileMaker calendar sync Stop by Our Booth: Free MirrorSync Consulting, FileMaker 17 Books, and More!
Our booth will be by the entrance of the Longhorn "F" Hall
Free Consulting - MirrorSync Setup Station:
Heard about MirrorSync and just haven't found the time to get it set up? At DevCon, we are taking care of the setup up for you! That's right, a service which we typically provide at our hourly consulting rate, we are providing to you, completely free at the 360Works booth during DevCon 2018 (reply to this email for information on limitations).
Once one of our experienced developers sets up MirrorSync for you, the syncing possibilities will be endless. With MirrorSync, you can sync any combination of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, FileMaker Server, and SQL databases such as MySQL, SQL Server, WordPress, Salesforce, and more! You can even test it out by using it to sync your data while on the go at DevCon. If you need more people or databases to start syncing with a particular database, adding additional configurations and devices is a cinch!
Spots are filling up fast! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in setting up time or to learn more about limitations and preparation.
Free FileMaker 17 Book from Richard Carlton Consulting:
Are you a fan of the FileMaker Training Videos? Richard Carlton will have free copies of his new FileMaker 17 book available at our booth. Please note, the books will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to stop by our booth to secure a copy of the book.
Sessions - NEW UPDATED TIMES
The 360Works team will be presenting at two sessions during DevCon 2018, both are now on WEDNESDAY morning:
1.) 360Works Session: Wednesday, August 8th at 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Room Location: Dallas 5 - 7
360Deploy: The Solution for FileMaker Version Management
Introducing 360Deploy 2, now leveraging the FileMaker Data Migration Tool released with FileMaker 17 and supporting remote deployment to multiple servers! 360Deploy makes it easier and faster than ever to deploy your development database to production. With just one button, 360Deploy clones, transfers, imports, archives, renames, and resumes... while preserving all of your production data. Come see how simple 360Deploy can make your FileMaker development changes.
This session will also include a short presentation of new features added to 360Works MirrorSync. For a more detailed syncing demonstration, please stop by the 360Works booth (#1).
2.) Integration Session: Wednesday, August 8th at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Room Location: Texas C
Beyond Virtual Machines: Tapping into the AWS Universe of Services
This session is NOT about how to run FileMaker Server or FileMaker Cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS). Instead, we will embark on a one hour tour of the incredibly powerful software as a service (SaaS) offerings from AWS. AWS is the largest cloud computing vendor in the world, with services such as real-time message queues, machine learning, and massive on-demand general computing services. You'll learn how to interact directly with any of these services by sending AWS requests using the FileMaker Platforms Insert from URL, JSON, and encryption features. Recommended Background: Experience with the Insert from URL script step, REST APIs, cURL, and JSON.
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Announcing the Release of 360Deploy 2 for FileMaker Data Migration Ease and Automation
360Works is proud to announce the release of 360Deploy 2! 360Deploy is an easy-to-use developer tool that automates development changes from a development environment to the production server. With the click of a button, it handles all tedious data migration tasks.
How 360Deploy works:
Clones the development database Transfers clone to the production server Imports the data from the production database and into the clone to absorb the new architecture *For large databases, it supports a scheduling feature to run imports overnight. Backs up the production solution in archived folders prior to import should clients wish to revert back to the old version Renames the deployed file Resumes the deployed file
360Deploy 2 leverages the new FileMaker Data Migration Tool, making the import super fast! Vertical Market solution developers will especially benefit from 360Deploy 2, as it allows for simultaneous remote deployment to multiple servers. Developers with shrink-wrapped software can do a simultaneous version update to multiple client servers around the world...all with a single click.
Once you press the 'deploy' button in 360Deploy, there is nothing left to do. It sends the new version to FileMaker Server (or multiple servers), and then runs in the background on each server, so you are free to continue working, take a break, or head home for the night, knowing that the new version will be safely deployed to users on each server by the time you get back. You'll receive an email when the process is complete. Skip the hassle of fumbling with files on the server and stick to the 'one-button click' of 360Deploy for dev changes!
Powerful features in 360Deploy 2:
Simultaneous remote deployment to multiple servers Migrate data to new database versions using the fast, new FileMaker Data Migration Tool Import automation - automatically takes data from one FileMaker file and places into the structure of another file Scheduling feature lets you run the deployment unattended during off-hours Automated notifications when deployment is complete Work on your test server and easily deploy new changes to your production server We have put together a comparison chart to display the difference between the traditional development method of manually importing data, using the new FileMaker Data Migration Tool, or using 360Deploy 2:
360Deploy 2 requires FileMaker Pro or Advanced 16, and production databases must be hosted on FileMaker Server 14 or later.
After downloading 360Deploy on your server and configuring settings with the simple 360Deploy Setup utility, 360Deploy will deploy the development file changes to your users with the click of one button.
360Deploy 2 is available immediately for purchase from 360deploy.com. Pricing starts at $195, which includes deployment with a single FileMaker solution (this can be a multi-file solution) and a single production server. It allows updated file versions for one solution to be deployed to one live / production server. There is a free demo license available which can deploy to any number of servers for testing and evaluation purposes.
Located in metro Atlanta, 360Works, a FileMaker Platinum Business Alliance member, has been providing development solutions for 22 years. The company is a leading developer of both shrink-wrapped and custom database solutions for clients such as NASA, Pixar, US Marines, Make-A-Wish foundation and others. The company is credited for its forward-thinking solutions, dedication and unparalleled client service.
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By Chris Dragon
Crestline, CA - 2empowerFM Developer Assistant and Hands-Free Printer updates are now available to correct incompatibilities with FileMaker 17. All other 2empowerFM plug-ins have been tested as FileMaker 17 ready.
Developer Assistant v3.3 is available immediately at developer.2empowerfm.com. This is a free and recommended update for licenses purchased Feb 10, 2016 and later. In addition to FM 17 fixes, a number of bugs and errors that affect earlier FM versions were also fixed. Full details of fixes and changes can be found in the release notes.
Hands-Free Printer v3.66 is available immediately at print.2empowerfm.com. This is a free and recommended update for licenses purchased May 16, 2014 and later. In addition to FM 17 fixes, HFP for Windows corrects a bug in setting the 'All pages' checkbox and can now set msctls_trackbar32 printer-specific controls. Full details of fixes and changes can be found in the release notes.
About 2empowerFM Plug-ins
Our 2empowerFM line of plug-ins save you time during FileMaker development and add powerful features to your FileMaker solutions. Our plug-ins include:
2empowerFM Developer Assistant
- Quickly search all scripts to find ones containing a string or pattern.
- Find table names, function and script step names, field metadata, and more, without generating a DDR.
- Replace text in script steps and in the multi-line text boxes of any dialog.
- Debug and develop faster by evaluating highlighted expressions immediately instead of copying, closing dialogs, and pasting into FileMaker's Data Viewer.
2empowerFM Hands-Free Printer
- Automate printing and control printer-specific settings.
- Save money by enforcing the use of double sided and toner saver modes.
- Prevent costly mistakes like printing all records instead of current record.
2empowerFM Menu Popper
- Pop-up multi-level menus anywhere on a FileMaker layout.
- Use unique dropdown menus to show type-ahead search results from multiple searches.
- Make menu items bold, italic, underlined, bulleted, or add separator lines between items.
2empowerFM Keyboard and Mouse
- Easily link hotkeys to scripts, create image-map buttons, and change the mouse cursor.
2empowerFM SQL Runner
- Insert and Update data in any FileMaker table without changing layouts or creating extra table relationships.
- Use an SQL query in a calculated field to generate dynamic pop-up lists.
- One of our FREE plug-ins!
2empowerFM Text Toolkit
- Perform powerful search and replace in database text using Perl-compatible regular-expressions.
- Generate a hash of data using many algorithms including SHA512, SHA256, and MD5.
- Another FREE plug-in!
2empowerFM Clipboard Explorer
- Save and restore objects on the clipboard including stylized text, FileMaker scripts, and layout objects.
- Also totally FREE!
Pricing and Availability
Plug-in updates are available immediately at 2empowerFM.com
Updates for paid plug-ins are free for those who purchased a license within the last year, or longer if intervening plug-in releases contain only minor new features or small fixes. Check the dates posted in the release notes to see if you qualify for a free upgrade on your particular plug-in license. All older licenses may be upgraded for 50% off the price of an equivalent new license.
All plug-ins can be tested for 30 days free of charge and demos are fully functional. Up to three demo extensions are available upon request.
Dracoventions is a FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) member located in Crestline, CA, USA. Dracoventions is focused on inventing software that empowers you to save development time, expand FileMaker's abilities, and create a better user experience.
With over 25 years of software engineering experience, company-founder Chris Dragon was inspired by the business needs of a FileMaker-based non-profit to create the 2empowerFM Family of Plug-ins. These plug-ins include Developer Assistant, Hands-Free Printer, Menu Popper, SQL Runner, Text Toolkit, and more. Plug-ins are available at 2empowerFM.com