2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 27, 2012 9:20 AM by philmodjunk

    Deleting a Layout

    nbea.intern

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      Deleting a Layout

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      I have more than one layout displaying very similar information. I would like to merge these layouts into one; however, I know that some of our scripts and other tables require information from each layout. There are way too many to manually go through and check. Is there any way to display what information is left hanging or will be left hanging when or before a layout is deleted?

        • 1. Re: Deleting a Layout
          davidanders

          Duplicate the database - label, name or place the duplicate to identify it, Open it and delete the layout. Test everything.

          • 2. Re: Deleting a Layout
            philmodjunk

            If you have FileMaker advanced, you can generate a database design report and do a text search on it for you layout name to see each place in your system that refers to it so that you can find and update it to refer to a layout for the same table (may need to check on table occurrences, not just tables here.) so that you can safely delete it.

            There are also third party development tools out there that can likely assist you in such operations.