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Working on live databases

Question asked by JasonRoesler on Jan 4, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 5, 2015 by philmodjunk


Working on live databases






Hoping this one has an easy answer, I'm responsible for building and maintaining our new filemaker database at work. I have created and will soon deploy a system for tracking contacts information (stage 1), after this I will create a module to manage repairs and orders etc (stage 2, 3, ... ). I plan to work on the new modules offline on my laptop (mostly off site with no internet connectivity) and deploy the updated filemaker DB when ready on site.

My question is: once stage 1 is deployed and staff begin entering data in how to I merge the working DB and the new updated DB together once later stages are ready for deployment? Would I import all records from the working DB into the new DB or do I import the new Tables, layouts. value lists etc into the working file?