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.
Since no one gave an answer I just went ahead and fixed it manually, it took about 2 days. You just go through all the forms in build (Command + B) mode and doubleclick on each one, and link it to the correct column in the ODBC table.
It takes time, but it worked.