Refreshing External Objects

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M-Files can also be connected to external databases. This way, a two-way connection can be set up between M-Files and, for example, a customer database. Customer data can be accessed through M-Files as well as through the user interface of the external database. You can refresh data automatically in both directions.

By pressing the Alt key in the M-Files Desktop interface and then selecting Settings > Refresh External Objects from the menu bar, you can make sure that M-Files contains up-to-date external object information.

For more information on external objects, see Connections to External Databases for Object Types.