Rename file using Dev tools can also rename DSN of External ODBC Source
Mac OS X 10.8.5
Using Developer tools in FMPA to rename a file - in this instance it was a single file but does the same thing with a multi-file rename.
Renamed file. the file had an external ODBC data source setup to a DSN which had the same name as the database file. After the rename, the linked DSN name had also been renamed.
1. External ODBC data source in file linked to a DSN of the same name as database
2. Rename file using Dev tool
I would expect the DSN name linked to to NOT change. The name of the DSN is a totally external thing to FileMaker, and FileMaker should not assume that just because I'm renaming a database file that I would be renaming the DSN at the same time - for all FM knows the DSN is on the FileMaker Server and being used by other applications. The renaming of the DSN would be an external thing being done.
FileMaker repoints its external DSN to one named the same as the new database name (only when the old DSN name matches the old database name). You have to then go back to the external data source setup and re-point it back to the correct DSN.
Thank you for your post.,
I currently don't have access to a Server I can test, but I have forwarded your post to our Development and Testing departments for review. When I receive any type of feedback, I will let you know.