Delete A Database?
How do you do delete a database? I've removed all the data, all the records, all the fields and all the tables . . . but still can't figure out how to remove the database instance.
I had to go back to preferences and turn this feature back on to see what you are talking about. This is just a "recently opened file" list like you find in many applications such as MS Word. In all of them, they simply store filepaths to the most recently opened files. If you delete or rename one, this list doesn't automatically update. If you to select such a file from a recent items list, you'll get a simple error message telling you that the application can't find the file.
This is pretty standard behavior across a wide range of applications. It's even less of a problem for Filemaker Pro as you simply don't go around creating new database files with anything like the frequency most users would with MS Word, for example.
Trashing it ?
Or do you mean: delete a single table of a multi-tables DB ?
Let's pretend I'm **bleep** and I don't want it to show up on the opening screen ("Filemaker Quick Start" list). Theoretically, if a person did not plan well, they could have scads of dumb empty databases appear in that screen if not deleted.
Sorry to be so basic, but I worry about things like this . . . its looking more and more like a messy loose end.
I can't believe it bleeped a*n*a*l. What are we in the fourth grade?
Go to Preferences, under the first tab, change "Show recently opened files" to zero or 1. Then close preferences. Then re-open preferences again and change to 10 or whatever again.
I have to fool around with this with Quickbooks from time to time.
The adult language sensor protects us from spam attacks which inflects some lists to the point where the listed is just trashed.
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