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THEME IMPOSTER - Pasting a theme into a new file changes the internalName and makes it impossible to...

Question asked by disabled_mrw-old-account-do-not-use on Jun 10, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 11, 2014 by TSGal

Summary

THEME IMPOSTER - Pasting a theme into a new file changes the internalName and makes it impossible to update

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

fm13.0v3

Operating system version

mac/win

Description of the issue

If I copy a theme out of one file and paste it into another file, FileMaker believes the original and the pasted copy are two different themes, and it is no longer possible to update the theme. This is counter-intuitive. And denies the user the possibility to transfer themes quickly and efficiently with copy + paste.

(Technically: pasting a theme (even the first time into a file) currently gives it (unnecessarily) a new InternalName.)

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Create Theme "A" in File 1
2. Copy Theme "A" out of File 1
3. Create File 2
4. Paste Theme "A" into Themes in File 2
5. Import Theme "A" into File 2 again // NO option to update :-(

Expected result

I expect copy and pasting of themes to function EXACTLY as the import theme command functions. (In the same way that import and copy/paste perform identical operations for Custom Functions)
I expect to be asked if I want to update Theme A.
I do NOT expect Theme "A 2" to be created without asking.

Actual result

Copy and paste does not work the same as import themes.
I am not asked if i wish to update Theme A
Theme "A 2" is (inexplicably) created without asking.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

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Configuration information

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Workaround

"Don't hold it like that" - Steve Jobs

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