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Orphaned Table Occurrence on Relationship Diagram

Posted on 2008-10-29
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I have a FileMaker 8.5 database with 16 tables and a crazy relationship diagram. Some tables have multiple table occurrences on the diagram, and I am almost certain that over the development process, some of these table occurrences are no longer necessary. How can I find out if a table occurrence is an orphan that can be removed, short of reviewing every layout, every script, etc.? Thanks!
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The "Advanced" version of Filemaker Pro can give you a detailed database report.  If you've got a solution with that many tables and that many relationship complexities, it'd be well worth the investment.
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true. it will tell you the usage of every table occurence, which script, layout is using it.
you can also duplicate the file for safety, then delete table occurences; fm will issue a msg if the occurence is used.
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Thanks! I had Filemaker Developer 7 and remembered having those tools, but I so rarely use Filemaker that I was hoping there'd be another way of doing it on the cheap :-) I'll see if my boss is willing to spring for the upgrade. Thanks again!
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