1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 27, 2011 8:28 AM by philmodjunk

    Search for use of a specific field



      Search for use of a specific field


      I am updating a database created by a guy who has retired and am helping one of his clients.

      I would like to search for a specific field; I want to know the layouts on which the field appears. Is there a way to do that?

      I am not talking about searching that field for specific content, but rahter on which layouts the field is used. 

      Thanks for any help.

        • 1. Re: Search for use of a specific field

          If you have FileMaker Advanced, you can generate a database design report and then do a text search of the report to find each instance where the field is used/defined/referenced. If the field has a very generic name such as "date", you can first rename the field to something unique before generating the report.

          There are also sthird party tools for developers out there you can investigate that may help you do this.