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How To Merge Different FileMaker Files to one file:
You may already know that merging FileMaker Pro database files can be difficult and challenging process because after copying, you could spend hours for fixing broken links, missing fields, script missing in buttons, etc. In a sequence not to see field missing, relation-ship missing, script missing, layout missing etc here below are the sequence if you will follow then I am sure you will not see those missing missing things after you copied all steps. Please follow below steps in sequential order.
1. In Manage Database section:
2. In Custom function:
Copy any necessary custom functions to the destination file from older file i.e import the custom functions in destination file from older file by pressing "Import" button in custom function section.
3. In Value list section:
Simply copy paste the value list names one by one from old file to destination file. Here there is no import value list option, so you have do copy paste value list name. Then create relational value list same as in old file and for custom value list you can copy paste custom values in destination file.
Note : Here we can save our time from opening the older file again and again and copy paste the names in destination file one by one, you can do open old file copy paste all value list names one by one in notepad then paste value list names in destination file in same oder.
4. In Layout Section:
Copy paste layout names in sequential order from old file to destination file, with correct layout based on table. Now create only blank layouts with no layout objects.
5. In Script Section:
In old file Manage Script section select all script names then do CTRL+C and in destination file do CTRL+V, now you can see all scripts are there in destination file.
6. Copy Layout Objects and Recreate Layout-Based Script Triggers:
Now open the Manage Layout window in both files and position them side-by-side.
For each layout, you will do the following:
Save you changes then what next? You are done. Now you can see all tables/ all fields/ all relationships/ all custom functions/ all value lists/ all scripts/ all layouts are there in destination file no missing will occur if you will follow the correct sequential order.