This sounds like a job for FrameMaker's database publishing feature.
Or was that your previous process?

On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 5:18 AM, Lin Sims <> wrote:
> Oh, it's worse than that. The XML files that generate the FM file via
> DITA-FMx are regenerated every time there's a change in the source document
> for them, because the XML files are created from a perl script that takes
> apart an Excel file to create individual XML files for each row in the
> Excel file. I already have an xref going from a standard FM file to a
> location in the generated FM file that has to be replaced.
> And believe it or not, this is actually a VAST improvement on our previous
> process, which involved me checking thousands of rows individually for
> changes so I could update a standard FM file, which was prone to a lot of
> errors.

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