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Importing a databse and renaming it causes issues

Question asked by FrankRueter on Dec 16, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 17, 2014 by FrankRueter

Summary

Importing a databse and renaming it causes issues

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

13.0v4

Operating system version

OSX 10.9.5

Description of the issue

When I import a database table from another fmp12 file, then rename it before proceeding, I cannot use the layout that came through with it, even after re-linking the layout to the newly named database.
When in "Edit Layout" mode, I get "Unrelated Table" errors for all fields, and when double clicking the fields to re-link them, the old database name is still in the "Specify Field" list as an available database. When choosing the new database name there are no fields available to re-link to.
Even creating a new layout for the newly named table does not show any of it's fields, even though the "Manage/Database.../Fields" dialog shows all expected fields.

Steps to reproduce the problem

"File/Import Records/File...".

Chose an existing fmp12 file.

Chose the table you want to import, making sure to use "New Table" as the target.

"File/Manage/Database...", then rename the database

"File/Manage/Layout...", then re-link the layout to the newly named table

Call up the layout that came in with the table

Go to edit layout and try to re-link any of the fields.

Expected result

the layout should be re-linked to the table automatically after the table was renamed

Actual result

the layout is linked to a table with the old name (which no longer exists) and the fields cannot be linked to the newly named database

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

N/A

Configuration information

N/A

Workaround

don't rename the table

Outcomes