1 Reply Latest reply on May 7, 2014 11:38 AM by jamesv

    Mapping table from local to ODBC SQL breaks form?



      Mapping table from local to ODBC SQL breaks form?


           I am migrating a handful of existing FileMaker 13 Pro databases from local tables to ODBC sql table. If I'm creating a new form from a SQL table, it works great. Very fast, very secure.

           Unfortunately when I take an already existing form and remap it to SQL most of the values show <Field Missing>. Now I can remap them all manually, but it would take weeks :-(. Is there any way to do this? Please save my sanity and help a brother out.

           My current process:

           1. Export existing table to Excel, then import that into SQL server. I do add an ID column in SQL and some constraints in the schema, but nothing major.

           2. I open the FileMaker Database and go to File, Manage, Database, Relationships Tab, and then double click on the table, select the ODBC data source, then select the table that I created in step 1.

           3. ??? 60-70% of the fields now show <Field Missing>

           Any tip or tricks to avoid the <Field Missing> problem would be greatly appreciated.