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Renaming or Change Name for FM Go database

Question asked by exNewt on Jan 6, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 7, 2012 by exNewt


Renaming or Change Name for FM Go database


I have tried to find it and cannot, so it appears one cannot re-name a database in FileMaker GO, just copy/clone, so you have "databaseXYZ" as the original, and "databaseXYZ copy", ""databaseXYZ copy 1", ""databaseXYZ copy 2" etc.

Is there a way to do this in FM Go, be it by scripting? I have tried to modify scripts I have seen for "saving a copy with date in filename" and similar for the desktop, but have not been able to get them to work.

Here is what I am trying to do. Say you have an auditing template - let's call it "audit - that you want to save a copy of so you know what/where you were that day

The new file could be either:

"audit-20120106" (filename + date)

"audit of Sunnyvale (name you gave it in dialog box during save)

"audit Suynnyvale" (the "Sunnyvale" is grabbed from a field in the database)


PLEASE explain thoroughly, some of the formums and sites say things like "make it a variable" which - while many of us understand what that means - is not very illustrative.