What to Expect

Learn to migrate FileMaker data quickly and safely

  • Avoid Terminal

    The FM Data Migration Assistant allows developers to perform migrations using a familiar, intuitive FileMaker user interface, cutting out the need to use Terminal on Mac or the Command Prompt on Windows to run the migration program.

  • Migrate Data

    Whether used for development copies or backup recovery, the FM Data Migration Assistant automates the process of cloning and transferring data by easily as inserting your file, specifying an output directory, and clicking a button.

  • Save Time

    Without the FM Data Migration Assistant, developers would need to implement lengthy and complex scripting within their solutions in order to carry out an automated data migration routine from a production copy to a development copy.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome and Download Notes
    • Overview
    • About Marc and PCI
    • How To Use This Course
    • Welcome Survey
    • Important: Watch this lesson if you are using FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 or Higher
  • 2

    FM Data Migration Assistant Training Course

    • Install and Configure
    • DOWNLOAD
    • Getting the Data Migration Tool from FileMaker
    • FM Data Migration Asst. (Part 1)
    • FM Data Migration Asst. (Part 2)
    • Under the Hood
    • Under the Hood: Data Migration (PDF of slides from Devcon 2018)
    • Additional Details
    • Basic Troubleshooting
    • Productive Computing Products and Services
    • Thank You!

Course Reviews

This was excellent!

Bob Deets

This course was easy to understand and well paced. Thanks to Productive Computing for stepping up and creating a 'wrapper' to simplify a complex process.

This course was easy to understand and well paced. Thanks to Productive Computing for stepping up and creating a 'wrapper' to simplify a complex process.

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5 Stars All Around!

Sarah Stickfort

Thank you very much Marc and PCI team for the assistant for the FileMaker data migration tool as well as the free course! The course was very clear and conci...

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Thank you very much Marc and PCI team for the assistant for the FileMaker data migration tool as well as the free course! The course was very clear and concise. I appreciate being able to see how the commands are changed when options are selected and being able to study under the hood. Thank you for challenging us at the end to reverse engineer the advanced techniques it uses. Your tool and training are a blessing to the FileMaker Community - thank you!

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That's great!!!

Vasile Valentin Stanciu

very explicit

very explicit

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To the Point

Sayed Bondok

It will make the life with FM more safer and easy

It will make the life with FM more safer and easy

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Efficient easy way that simplifies the process of updatin...

Ramon Rodriguez

Excellent

Henri Borius

Very thoughtful and clear. Good breakdown of the minutia. The Assistant is a good help.

Very thoughtful and clear. Good breakdown of the minutia. The Assistant is a good help.

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My thought

Mauricio Navarro

Good training video. Recently I had watched something similar on an RCC's webinar. Too bad is the Data Migration Tool is not available for free since it isn'...

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Good training video. Recently I had watched something similar on an RCC's webinar. Too bad is the Data Migration Tool is not available for free since it isn't much migration I do. When I have to change the schema of a file, I work on dev copy and then replace it to become a production copy. Yes, there are times that the production file has been modified pass the time of the copy, but my files are small, really. Thank you for the video.

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Thank you!

Mike Abney

Essential for those of us who prefer to stay away from Terminal commands as much as possible.

Essential for those of us who prefer to stay away from Terminal commands as much as possible.

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Great course!

Cynthia Naval

Fast, easy, great explanations for each step of the data migration process. I appreciated that it included the step of going to the FileMaker site to downloa...

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Fast, easy, great explanations for each step of the data migration process. I appreciated that it included the step of going to the FileMaker site to download the Data Migration Tool. The instructor, Marc, has a voice that is pleasant to listen to. I feel like I, as a beginning-to-intermediate developer, can handle the migration easily after taking this course.

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FM Data Migration Review

Phil Feldman

Thanks to Productive Computing for taking us to the next level. Clear, concise, and practical. That's how we rate Productive Computing University!

Thanks to Productive Computing for taking us to the next level. Clear, concise, and practical. That's how we rate Productive Computing University!

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Optimum

alessio ferraro

Very complete course

Very complete course

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Prerequisites

This course assumes the following prerequisites:

  1. You have downloaded the FM Data Migration Tool from FileMaker through your FBA membership.

  2. You have a working copy of FileMaker Advanced 17 / 18.

  3. You are using Windows or Mac computer OS that is compatible with FileMaker Advanced 17 / 18.  

Your Instructor

Marc Larochelle

President/CEO/Founder Productive Computing, Inc.

Marc Larochelle

Starting in 1991, Marc worked for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) for 5 years and built the trade show database in FileMaker which tracked 1000 exhibitors and 12 football fields worth of exhibit space. NAMM is one of the world’s largest trade shows and FileMaker was keeping track of everything. While at NAMM, Marc taught computer classes at night helping users with their Macintosh, MS Word, Excel, etc. In addition, he taught music/multimedia classes at local community colleges. Marc Larochelle and his brother Keith started Productive Computing, Inc. (PCI) in 1996. The company now in its twenty-second year, serves customers who use FileMaker and QuickBooks in the areas of custom development, solutions, plug-ins, hosting and licensing. Marc is certified in FileMaker versions 7 through 16 and he also holds a certification in AWS (Amazon Web Services). Marc has been to 19 FileMaker DevCons (18 as an exhibitor) and is considered a prime influencer within the FileMaker community. 

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