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


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.

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

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. 

Free Data Migration Assistant

An easy way to migrate your data from one FileMaker file to another.

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