HOW DO YOU MIGRATE? FileMaker Migration Assistant Tool vs. Manual: Best Practices to Migrate Changes to a Live FileMaker Server | 360WorksBy 360Works
FileMaker Migration Assistant Tool vs. Manual:
Best Practices to Migrate Changes to a Live FileMaker Server
Tips from 360Works Senior Developer and Product Manager, Joe Martin
In the past, FileMaker developers haven't had many options for rolling out new changes to their live databases. Even if you were cautious, and did your development in a separate Dev copy of your production file, it was difficult to migrate these changes to your production file.
You could roll your own deployment workflow, scripting FileMaker imports for each table in your solution, and update this workflow whenever you added new tables or fields. These imports are slow and tedious though, and most of us would simply make the changes directly in the live file.
With the release of FileMaker 17, FileMaker came out with the FMDataMigration tool, completely replacing the need for using FileMaker native imports to move your data around. Here at 360Works, we built 360Deploy around the FMDataMigration tool to streamline and completely automate its use, making development changes a tedium free experience.
In today's article, we will walk you through how to do both options so you can determine which is right for you.
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By Prasad Khandagale
Addressing the demand from users from across the world, FM Quizillaa app is now released for Android! Now use your Android handset to practice for the FileMaker certification by downloading the FM Quizillaa app from the Google PlayStore. The new and improved FM Quizillaa app for Android has got an intuitive User Interface and gives better access to all the modules. So, Experience-Practice for the FileMaker 17 or 16 certification exam from anytime and anywhere!
What the new FM Quizillaa app offers to the customers?
• More Insightful Dashboard and Results page showcasing the performance through graphs and numbers
• Enriched User Interface for a better experience of practice test.
We would like to thank all users of previous versions of FM Quizillaa which was available only on iOS so far. Experience-practice by downloading the app from Google PlayStore! https://lnkd.in/f5QqRqY
Internet plug-in for FileMaker 17 further streamlines OAuth authorization on macOS.
Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, March 20, 2019–Troi today announced the immediate availability of Troi URL Plug-in 6.0 for FileMaker 17.
What is Troi URL Plug-in?
Troi URL Plug-in can help you fill in forms on internet, all from FileMaker Pro. It also retrieves data or images from web sites.
use the POST command to fill in a web form and retrieve the result directly in FileMaker Pro use the GET command to retrieve data use the PUT command to to transfer files or upload data to web servers use the DELETE command to delete items on web servers use a secure connection (HTTPS) using SSL get access to password protected web pages, including web services that require OAuth authorization get JPEG, PNG and GIF images directly into a container field specify cookies and proxy server settings send tweets to Twitter with ease! What is new in version 6.0?
We rewrote Troi URL Plug-in for FileMaker 17 and it now has the following new functionality:
Tested and made compatible with FileMaker Pro 17.0.4. Added new TURL_AuthorizeWithCallbackScript function, which lets a user authorize Troi URL Plug-in to use a web service, for example Twitter. After authorization a script is triggered with a script parameter which contains the access token and secret. By storing these you can then use the web service (like sending a tweet). Currently this is a macOS only function. (Windows) Added code signing to the plug-in for Windows. (On macOS code signing was already added in version 5.0). The plug-in now indicates if an external script step is compatible with a product. The step is shown in grey if it is incompatible for that product (for example for iOS) in the script editing pane (center) and the script steps pane (right). (macOS) Prepared the plug-in for notarization: the plug-in can now be added to a runtime, to create a hardened FileMaker runtime app which can be notarized by Apple. Notarization gives users more confidence, as the runtime has been checked by Apple for malicious components. Modernized the code, made small bug fixes and updated the User Guide and example files. IMPORTANT (macOS only) The minimum supported FileMaker version is now FileMaker Pro 14. Also the minimum supported Mac OS version is now OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). You can keep using v5.x for older versions of FileMaker Pro or Mac OS X. (macOS) The plug-in no longer has the 32-bit code included. More detailed information on all changes and improvements implemented in Troi URL Plug-in 6.0 can be found on the URL Plug-in page.
Pricing & Availability
A fully functional demo version of Troi URL Plug-in 6.0 is available on the URL Plug-in page.
Licenses cost US$ 79 per user. Details on developer licenses and multi-user discounts can be found on the URL Plug-in page. You can order licenses from our shop.
Version 6.0 needs a new registration. The upgrade is free for users who bought a license for Troi URL Plug-in on or after June 26, 2017. Eligible users will be sent a new registration. Contact us if you have not received yours after March 22, 2019.
Upgrades from licenses bought before June 26, 2017 are available from US$ 49 per user. Upgrade prices for other licenses can be found in the shop. You can order upgrades there.
New plug-in versions work with Windows 7 again.
Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, March 4, 2019–Troi today announced the immediate availability of Troi File Plug-in 10.2 and Troi Dialog Plug-in 7.5.1 for FileMaker 17. In both plug-ins we fixed a problem where the plug-in would not be loaded on Windows 7.
For both plug-ins we updated the code base, the plug-ins now use more modern C++ libraries, and on macOS we removed old code dealing with resources. We also updated the example file EasyInstallTroiPlugins.fmp12 that’s included in the download of both plug-ins and we made small corrections to the user guides.
Other changes in Troi Dialog version 7.5.1
On Windows we fixed a problem for FileMaker Pro 14 and FileMaker Pro 15, where the FileMaker window could loose focus after showing a dialog. On macOS we modernized the code dealing with custom icons in the (deprecated) PICT format.
Please note that notifications are not available on Windows 7. The notification function “Dial_ScheduleNotification” and script step “Schedule Notification”, introduced in version 7.5, will return error code $$-4243 (kErrNotImplemented) when running on Windows 7.
Upgrading to version 7.5.1 is free for all users of version 7.5. You don’t need a new registration code.
Other changes in Troi File Plug-in version 10.2
Troi File Plug-in 10.2 also has the following changes and improvements:
Tested and made compatible with FileMaker Pro 17.0.4. (Windows; 32-bit) Modernized the code when using the TrFile_GetMetaData function with the switches “-GetImageDescription” and “-GetMovieDescription”. This functionality now works for most image and movie formats without QuickTime installed. (macOS) Improved TrFile_CreateThumbnail function and the “Create Thumbnail” script step: you can now create thumbnails of Photoshop files (with extension .psd). Fixed a problem in the TrFile_CreateThumbnail function and the “Create Thumbnail” script step: the plug-in no longer returns error code $$-8994 (noThumbnailFoundErr) instead of the expected error code $$-2003 (cantFindHandler) when no thumbnail could be created. Upgrading to version 10.2 is free for all users of version 10.0 and 10.1. You don’t need a new registration code.
More detailed information on all changes and improvements can be found on the Dialog Plug-in and File Plug-in web page.
You can download the new versions there.