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Whoa, a feature, I don't think so.

I can not think of a single scenario where I would want the users to be able to create a field, any old time they can't figure where to put something.

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Lee

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Yep. this would be dangerous. Data integrity right out the window.

The closest you can get to creating fields "on the fly" is if you were to import/use column headings for field names, or drag & drop speadsheets into FM. But these are mostly for new database files, not existing solutions.

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yah i guess you are correct, but mainly it would be for me to use and setup databases quicker... but picture this:

have a timesheet database with cost codes pertaining to different jobs and in order to track them, you will have to have a field for each cost code with a calculation looking at other fields. rather than hard coding a BIG list of cost codes, i was hoping to have my script create a field (and calculation for that field) that was named after an entry in another database (where i would type the cost code and description) ... thanks for the input gents, and so quickly too. cheers!

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