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FileMaker File Comparison

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Getting Started

  • Works the with Saves As XML format.
  • Choose two files to compare.
  • You can modify the comparison settings to focus in on what you are most interested in.
  • Choose from 4 different comparison models.
  • Save your settings as a preset to use later.
  • View the comparison.

Included with FMPerception

You get the best analysis tool AND the best diffing tool

Using FMComparison

Once FMComparison has imported and processed the xml files, all of the changes are listed for you to explore. A simple color code makes it clear what is new, what's changed, and what has been removed.


FMComparison can find every FileMaker element that has changed. Here are are just a few of the things you can do with FMComparison:

  • See exactly what has changed in a field calculation definition.
  • Quickly find deleted scripts.
  • See changes tot he script Order.
  • Highlights changes to the relationship graph.
  • Discover if any passwords have been changed.


FMComparison is included for free with FMPerception. No additional purchase is necessary.


Download a Fre trial of FMComparison for Mac or Windows below.


Check out the documentation to learn how to get the most out of FMComparison.

The Claris platform offers a professional low code experience, providing you with the flexibility to create what you need when you need it. FMPerception helps you manage the complexity of your FileMaker solution, by giving you the information about your system, when you need it; allowing you to stay in the flow.
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