I could be wrong, but I doubt that this forum will be able to answer the questions that you are asking.
This is a forum for Filemaker users or prospective users to get advice on the use of the software.
There is a button at the top of this page to contact support agents "Contact Support"
There is a Filemaker Developer Tech Network you can join for free. http://www.filemaker.com/technet/
Thanks, appreciate the suggestions. I will pose my questions in the developer forum. I originally contacted Filemaker Support and they pointed me to the forums.
In this case, you are asking FileMaker "why did you design your software this way"?
I doubt that this is a question that they will be willing to answer....