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Rename file using Dev tools can also rename DSN of External ODBC Source

Question asked by weetbicks on Dec 19, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 19, 2013 by TSGal


Rename file using Dev tools can also rename DSN of External ODBC Source


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.8.5

Description of the issue

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.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. External ODBC data source in file linked to a DSN of the same name as database
2. Rename file using Dev tool

Expected result

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.

Actual result

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.