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Frequently asked questions

Can Otto change file names as part of a migration?

Yes it can. But it can't modify the files external data sources. The FileMaker Developer tool is the only thing that can rename files and change file refernces as well. So unless you change how your references between files are managed your multi-file system will be unable to connect to the files in the set.

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BUT, you can solve this problem by using dynamic file references.

FileMaker will let you use $$Variable as an external data source path. If you set up all your file references to use variables you can set them to whatever they need to be on startup. You can skip the FileMaker Developer tool altogether. Otto will rename the files in the migration, and your files can set up the references to use the new file names.