2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 27, 2009 4:20 PM by etripoli

    Importing found set from duplicate FileMaker Pro 10 file doesn't work

    twoisland_1

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      Importing found set from duplicate FileMaker Pro 10 file doesn't work

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      Despite the instructions, I can no longer import the found set from another (identical) filemaker pro 10 file. The import action brings in the whole file, even if the found set is open and displayed. This was even true using a cloned file to import into. I'm using a lightly modified starter solution template. It always used to work!

        • 1. Re: Importing found set from duplicate FileMaker Pro 10 file doesn't work
          TSGal

          twoisland:

           

          Thank you for your post.

           

          Since the import used to work, something has obviously changed.

           

          First, find a subset of records in the current file, clone the file, open the clone, and import from the subset of records.  Does this work?  If so, then we know the current file is fine.  If not, then the file may be corrupt.  Remove the records from the clone file, close the file, and run Recover on the clone file.  When finished, open the clone file and try the import again.  If this works, then the corruption MAY have been fixed.  I say "MAY" because FileMaker Pro does its best to fix a file.  It is not a cure-all solution.  The recommendation would be to find an old backup that works properly, or recreate the file.

           

          If the importing of records into the clone was fine, then the problem may lie in the secondary file that you were importing from.  In this case, you may just want to import the records into the Clone file and use that as your new secondary file.

           

          TSGal

          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Importing found set from duplicate FileMaker Pro 10 file doesn't work
            etripoli
               Also, could there be multiple table instances in the source database, and the layout you are using for the found set is based on a different instance than the one you are trying to import?