4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 17, 2014 10:31 AM by TSGal

    THEME IMPOSTER - Theme A cannot be updated using copy and paste

      Summary

      THEME IMPOSTER - Theme A cannot be updated using copy and paste

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      FM13.0v3

      Operating system version

      MAC/WIN

      Description of the issue

      I can update a theme using theme import, but I cannot update a theme using copy + paste. This is counter-intuitive. And denies the user of a quick and popular method of transfer.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      1. Create Theme "A" in File 1
      2. Create File 2
      3. Import Theme "A" into File 2
      4. Import Theme "A" into File 2 again // option to update :-)
      5. Copy Theme "A" out of File 1
      6. Paste into Themes in File 2 // 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