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Duplicated TOs retain sort info from previous TOs

Question asked by exizldelfuego on Dec 11, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 16, 2014 by exizldelfuego


Duplicated TOs retain sort info from previous TOs


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.10

Description of the issue

If I have two related tables with set sorting parameters, and then duplicate those table occurrences in the relationship graph, when I look at the sorting parameters, it’s referencing the fields from the old TOs rather than the new, duplicated TOs.

I just tried this in FileMaker 10, and the sorted-on fields get updated to the new, duplicated TOs.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create a new database with two tables, “one” and “two”, each with “id” and “sort” fields. Relate one and two together via id fields, then tell the relationship to sort using two::sort.

Duplicate the table occurrences.

Check the relationship between “one 2” and “two 2”. You will see that the sort is still referencing two::sort instead of the native two 2::sort.

Expected result

The relationship should reference two 2::sort (or just “sort”, because the field is native to the table occurrence).

Actual result

The relationship still references the old two::sort, which is no longer related.