1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 12, 2013 9:09 PM by schamblee

    db created by drag and drop is gone



      db created by drag and drop is gone


           I started a new database by dragging an Excel file to FMP 12 on the task bar.   I created a new label layout and saved the layouts as I went.  I had 3 hours in it and closed the window.  When I went back to print, 20 min later, it was gone.  It is not in recent files or on the central server in the folder where the Excel file came lives.  It never asked me to name the db.  I searched the computer for bot the the file name of the Excel file and "unknown" - nothing.  Does FMP not ask you to name or save a file when closing the window?  When starting new databases from scratch, you get to name it straight away.  This is the first time I have done the drag and drop file creation.  It looked so cool at the FMP demo at the Apple Store.

        • 1. Re: db created by drag and drop is gone

               When I test this on my computer I had to save the db before it would let me modify it at all.  Filemaker files has fmp12  file extension.  Maybe you can search your computer for all files with the fmp12 extenstion. Also you might  try to create a new test databases from another excel document and make note where it default to when you save this file.  It would be a good chances the other file was saved to this same location.