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Change to field name is changing label in layout, how to make it stop?

Question asked by TimHicks on Jul 14, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 14, 2014 by philmodjunk

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Change to field name is changing label in layout, how to make it stop?

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     Hi all,

     I am cleaning up years of neglect, and implementing new features in a dozen FileMaker databases.  We are using FileMaker 13.

     There are a lot (>20) of fields with numbers and arithmetic symbols in the field names.  I am renaming them, but every time I do, FileMaker is changing the label on the layouts.  As a result, I have to change one field name and then immediately edit every layout where the field appears.  This is making a simple job a lot harder.

     How can I keep this from happening?  I only want to changes the field name in the database.  I don't want to change the text labels in the layouts, the users like them as they are and they don't need to change.

     - TIm

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