Solved

Orphaned Table Occurrence on Relationship Diagram

Posted on 2008-10-29
3
654 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
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!
0
Comment
Question by:cafoster
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
D0N earned 400 total points
ID: 22837729
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.
0
 
LVL 28

Assisted Solution

by:lesouef
lesouef earned 100 total points
ID: 22838589
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.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cafoster
ID: 31511455
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!
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Problem: You have a hosted FileMaker database and users are tired of having to use Open Remote or Open Recent to access the database. They say, "can't you just give us something to double-click on rather than have to go through those dialogs?" An…
Having just upgraded from Filemaker 11 to Filemaker 12 over the weekend, we thought we would add some tips for others making the same move.  In general, our installation went without incident. Please note that this is not a replacement for Chapter 5…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question