3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 28, 2012 7:30 PM by nickorr

    Deploying my solution & future updates

    dscott23

      I have written a DB solution using FM12. My company is also running FM12 Server on a dedicated file server.I'm not having much luck deploying the solution so that my users can access it. I need to link their access to their domain ID.

       

      Also..after it is deployed, I'll comtinue to make changes as needs develope and I'll make those changes on my desktop..which is where all of the developement has taken place. How then to merger the two?

        • 1. Re: Deploying my solution & future updates
          Lemmtech

          You either a] develop on the soltuion live 2] use the separation model 3] import all their data into your latest copy. There is no such thing as merging two filemaker files.

          • 2. Re: Deploying my solution & future updates
            bertrand

            Personnally,

            I clone the product database, made all change.

            After some times, I copy the product database for test, and finally, I close for a while the access to the product base.

            I empty the dev database and inport inside all datas of the product's one.

            Sometines  must use some scripts to agreate or made calculation on new datas. When all is done, I gain access to the product database.

             

            You can do this two times to check the new solution with recent datas and when you are convinced that all is ok, you backup the product database and made what was describe above.

             

            Bertrand

            Fr

            • 3. Re: Deploying my solution & future updates
              nickorr

              dscott23,

               

              We've written a product to do exactly this.  It's designed to build you an importer that you can then control and monitor the whole process with : www.goya.com.au/refreshfm

               

              We had the same issue with managing solutions for many clients, and wanting to do updates in the shortest amount of time with the least room for issues.

               

              Cheers,

              Nick