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Easy Way to Rename ALL files in Filemaker solution


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Hi All,

I have a very annoying problem. I have a FM solution made up of 50+ files. The solution models a very specific business need. There is now a need to duplicate this solution on the same server but to keep the two instances seperated. Do i have to go through each and every file, every relationship and every script and update the new file names?? There must be an easier way. I need to make this happen as quickly as possible. And i also may need to make more copies and run them on the same server.

More info:

Initial instance of solution running on server has files name:

file1.fp5

file2.fp5

file3.fp5

etc.

New instance running on same server

bfile1.fp5

bfile2.fp5

bfile3.fp5

etc. Is there a better way? I hope this makes sense. Please help!

rw

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Buy FileMaker Developer, approx. $500. You'll have to manually retype the new names, in the dialog, but the conversion is automatic, thorough, and reasonably fast (especially if done on clones).

The only places it misses are where you've typed the file name in manually, ie., "file1.fp5". These places are pretty rare, but must be adjusted manually.

It adjust all other instances, relationships, scripts, etc..

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies. Actually i do have a copy of developer. I've taken a quick look.. But where and how would i go about changing the filenames of files in the solution and have the name propogate through the relationships and scripts? How is it done?? Thanks!

rw

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You need to use the FileMaker Developer Tool which comes with FMPDev. It should be listed in your Program Files.

Then select the Rename Files and Update all external links selection.

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