Very frustrated...

Discussion created by fmpros on Apr 13, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 15, 2013 by listen2earth

Has anyone else had trouble with the ER diagram module in FMP?


I had a crash on my production files just before release, which may or may not have been my fault, and I came to the conclusion that I could not trust the files so I spent two days rebuilding the system with fresh files.

Fine. But near the end I was re-creating the ER diagram so I could drop in the fields from the older layouts and, just simply moving a small group of TO's, the system crashed hard losing many hours of work. Re-opening,

things did not work right. So, I'm back to square one with my re-build... can't trust the new files either.


It seems like the ERD is a weak link... if you don't treat it with extra care it will bite you. Also, I'm think I'm going blind after watching the thing re-draw itself everytime I click on it. Very irritating.


Maybe I'm doing something wrong, I don't know. Do I have to close out the ERD with every small change, then re-open? Just to be sure it saved everything? I have no choice now but to spend another day or two recreating

with clean files. Is there a trick? I would think such an important module would be somewhat more robust.


Am I wrong in thinking a production file should not go out if it has had a crash? Is FMP12 stronger with the auto recovery on opening? The recover log just had a mess of 'file block not in the free list' messages. Can I really

trust a file after something like that?


Thanks for any insight. I deliberately waited a few hours and a bottle of nice red to cool down before ranting.