4 Replies Latest reply on May 4, 2010 9:02 AM by offdove

    Beginner - First Edit - Changing Field Names



      Beginner - First Edit - Changing Field Names


      I worked in a small group and used Filemaker for 13 years but never had to work with layouts.  Just inputing and using information.


      I am at another job and had a resource from my old job make some adjustments to a data base so that I could use it at the new job.  Then I am planning to make basic changes myself.


      I am using Filemaker Pro 10.0v1


      My operating system is Windows XP Professional.


      My first edit was going to be changing a field name.  I have read a book and looked in help and the directions are the same.


      I go to layout; File, Manage, Database;


      In the field list I highlight a name and change the name in the box and then click the change button.


      The field name does not change though - instead the info in the box that says what kind of info to input changes.


      What basic mistake am I making?


      Thank you