3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 2, 2012 3:43 AM by RayCologon

    FM Bug importing from a file to another?

    melastudio

      I have a problem.

       

      I have 2 database that are one the clone of the first. It was an easy and fast way to manage 2 different company.

      Now, for some reason, I have to import some record from a file in the other using the same table.

       

      Because of the 2 files are cloned, FM returns me the error that it's imposible to import record from a table whitin itself.

      Sounds like a Bug

       

      What do you think about that?

        • 1. Re: FM Bug importing from a file to another?
          RayCologon

          melastudio wrote:

           

          I have a problem.

           

          I have 2 database that are one the clone of the first. It was an easy and fast way to manage 2 different company.

          Now, for some reason, I have to import some record from a file in the other using the same table.

           

          Because of the 2 files are cloned, FM returns me the error that it's imposible to import record from a table whitin itself.

          Sounds like a Bug

           

          What do you think about that?

           

          Hi melastudio,

           

          I've imported records from an original file into the corresponding table in a clone of the file so many times - and seen other people do it so many times - that I can assure you it is possible, and doesn't result in the error dialog you've described.

           

          In my experience, the "A table cannot be imported into itself" error only appears when the source file selected for the import is the same file into which you are importing. Are you certain you didn't inadvertently select the clone as the source of the import, rather than the original file?

           

          Regards,

          Ray

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          R J Cologon, Ph.D.

          FileMaker Certified Developer

          Author, FileMaker Pro 10 Bible

          NightWing Enterprises, Melbourne, Australia

          http://www.nightwingenterprises.com

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          • 2. Re: FM Bug importing from a file to another?
            melastudio

            Well. At this point i'm not sure, no more...

             

            I'll make another try...

             

            I think I made a mistake.

             

            Thank you

            • 3. Re: FM Bug importing from a file to another?
              RayCologon

              melastudio wrote:

               

              Well. At this point i'm not sure, no more...

               

              I'll make another try...

               

              I think I made a mistake.

               

              Thank you

               

              No problem - it's an easy enough mistake to make, especially if the file names are similar.

               

              Regards,

              Ray

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              R J Cologon, Ph.D.

              FileMaker Certified Developer

              Author, FileMaker Pro 10 Bible

              NightWing Enterprises, Melbourne, Australia

              http://www.nightwingenterprises.com

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