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Can someone please share better way on closing a main database file plus any other related database files used? I have a database that uses/rely on 10 other different databases. My document is set to run a script when closing the main document to performs 10 different Closes [ ]; is there a better way?

TIA

-Deo

FileMaker Version: 6

Platform: Mac OS X Panther

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I use a script in my solutions where the other files get closed and the main file is closed last. I make sure the main document is displayed when the script runs so the user doesn't see the other files being closed. However, I do pop up a dialog box first, asking if the user wants to just close the solution or to exit out of FileMaker also. That way if the user has a different FileMaker solution running it doesn't get shut down unintentionally. If the user want to exit the solution, I use the Quit Application script step. If the user wants to close the solution and leave FileMaker up and running, I use only the Close[filename] step on each file.

Show Message[Do you want to exit Filemaker too?]

If [status( CurrentMessageChoice) = 3] <--- Cancel

Exit Script

End If

If Status( CurrentMessageChoice) = 1] <--- No (just close files}

Close[File B]

Close[File C]

Close[File D]

End If

If Status( CurrentMessageChoice) = 2] <--- Yes (Quit FileMaker)

Quit Application

End If

Close[File A] <---Main File

HTH, Mike

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Mike,

The Quit or Close Pop-up dialog option is a great idea I hadn't even considered, Thanks.

I take it that there is really no way of closing other related files without defining each one in the close script. Oh, well...

Thanks Again, I really appreciate you taking the time.

Deo

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