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Duplicate names for objects contained within popovers that are contained within portals.

Question asked by mwkimbrell on Jun 22, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 23, 2015 by philmodjunk

Summary

Duplicate names for objects contained within popovers that are contained within portals.

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

13 and 14

Operating system version

OSX Mavericks

Description of the issue

I've noticed that copying and pasting a portal can result in duplicate object names on a layout. Specifically, this affects objects that are contained within a popover that is itself contained within a portal row.

Steps to reproduce the problem

In layout mode:
1. Add a portal to a layout.
2. Place a popover button in the portal.
3. Place a named object on the popover body.
4. Select the portal.
5. Duplicate the portal by option-dragging it or copy/paste.

Expected result

If the original object was named "myObject", then the instance in the duplicate portal should be named "myObject Copy".

Actual result

Both the original and the duplicate object have the same name.

Workaround

Of course, we can (and should) rename the duplicate objects appropriately.

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