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Value List Sharing • Best Practices?

Question asked by richardsrussell on May 4, 2015
Latest reply on May 5, 2015 by philmodjunk


Value List Sharing • Best Practices?


It seems like I spend a lot of time copying and pasting value lists — 1 at a time, since that's the only way FMP lets me do it — from one file to another. I also have the option of setting up a value list in File Y to "use value list from another file" and pointing it at a corresponding value list in File X. Since this is lots more convenient (for ME) than doing all the copying and pasting (and also makes sure that I haven't missed any files if I have to update a value list), I'm thinking about indulging in this technique in a big way ... as in having ALL my value lists defined in File X and only cross-references to them in all my other files. However, I'm concerned that this may cause a performance hit as File Y goes looking for outside-Y data that it wouldn't otherwise have to.

Can anyone recommend some best practices for value-list management?