Is there a way of importing and exporting layouts from one DB to another?

Discussion created by seeby on Apr 12, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 13, 2012 by coherentkris

It seems to me that this is not an option, but I can't believe that something so helpful has been left out of the product?


I have read most of the filemaker training series, I have created a couple of small databases, now I want to tackle something more ambitious.


A lot of the "starter solutions" in FMP12 seem to have parts of the "uber-solution" that I want, but I don't want to have to pick a single starter solution, and then manually add any layout that's missing.


what I would like to do is open a starter solution, such as "customers", and then add in some of the layouts from invoicing, project management, document tracking etc that are already created so that I don't have to do everything from scratch.


Obviously, I expect that on import, a layout might have fields that were unable to be referenced, missing pictures, missing links, missing scripts etc, but it would be really awesome to even just be able to import all the shapes and buttons etc, and then wire this up to the relavant tables (which may have to be manually created etc).


Can someone help?