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Newbie problems

Question asked by GigiTiemes on Nov 14, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 15, 2011 by philmodjunk


Newbie problems


Hello everyone,

I am new to making databases with Filemaker, but i seem to have run into a problem already.
I am using Filemaker Pro Advanced 10 and have made a database with multiple tables. I know Filemaker creates a table with the same name as the database that was created. Along with that table I have created two more.

I noticed that in File-Manage-Database, even though the table is highlighted, the butten with change is greyed out for any of my tables. After reading about how to change the name of the table, this button should not be greyed out and I should be able to rename the table whenever I want to. This does not seem to be possible. Does anyone have a solution for this?

After not being able to rename tables I resorted to deleting the table that Filemaker created along with the database (including ticking the occurences option). Then I noticed that, after clicking on 'edit layout' , the layout still showed the name of the table I had just deleted. When clicking on Manage-Layouts and highlighting the obsolete layout name, the only options I have are 'layout setup', 'ok', and 'cancel'. I read that through this menu, I should be able to delete a layout. This also seems does not seem to be possible. Should I just ignore this or is there a solution for this, since I do not want my database to have unwanted/obsolete/useless stuff.