The biggest new feature of the FileMaker 17 platform isn’t in FileMaker Pro Advanced. That’s right. It’s not that everyone gets Advanced, the new layout tools, Master-Detail portals, Default Fields, variables for custom dialog input fields, the ability to create directories, send emails with multiple attachments, or even the new Button Setup dialog. And it’s not even any of the great improvements made to FileMaker Server. It doesn’t come with your license, and you can’t buy it in a box at the Apple Store. In fact, it’s something that your users will never interact with.
The biggest new feature of the FileMaker platform is a command line tool for developers called the FileMaker Data Migration Tool. It’s a tool that lets you quickly move data from one FileMaker file into another clone file.