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Layouts Disappear/Do Not Display Hierarchy with large number of layouts

Question asked by disabled_john.gregory on Jun 5, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 5, 2014 by philmodjunk

Summary

Layouts Disappear/Do Not Display Hierarchy with large number of layouts

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced

Operating system version

Windows 7 Home x64

Description of the issue

I have approximately 500 layouts including separators. They are very well defined in the Manage Layouts screen,  broken into 4 main categories(PC, iPhone, iPad and WebDirect).

In both Browse and Layout Mode, attempting to choose any layout (using both Status Toolbar and Go To Layout menu) after about Layout #500 - FileMaker does not display the Folder hierarchy and instead lists them without Folders. The Separators show up. Attempting to choose any of these 'rogue' layout does not take use to layout, instead it chooses a layout apparently at random, to display.

It appears that there is a 'Maximum' number of layouts for FileMaker Pro databases?

Workaround

Deleting a lot of Layouts.

Also, moving Folder from bottom to top of hierarchy solves the problem for THAT folder only - anything below the '500' layout max still not displayed.


When is the Layout Import feature coming?

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