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Set Theme by Variable to Identify FM File.

Question asked by SkipperID on Apr 15, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 15, 2015 by philmodjunk


Set Theme by Variable to Identify FM File.



FMP13 Here.

Is it possible to set a theme by Variable? 

I'm trying to create a duplicate of my database to use for training (a simple copy of all records/layouts etc) that I want to identify with a different background based on which file you are in. 

The logic I'm trying to use is: 

1. Set $$Mode="Training" / or Set$$Mode="Live"
2. IF $$Mode="Training" THEN Theme=Training (which would be a watermark-like background on all Layouts)
3. IF $$Mode="Live" THEN (the theme would be whatever the theme is for the particular layout)

What I like about this idea is that there's only 3 quick steps to refresh the training environment:
1. Create a Duplicate Copy of the current live db (so everything new and updated I have created is here)
2. Rename Duplicate Copy to "Training Mode" 
3. Change $$Mode to Training

It seems like setting the theme by variable would accomplish this, but I am open to other ideas.