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Manage External Data Sources via script

Posted on 2009-02-09
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Is it posible to change External Data Sources via scripts. I have just moved to a new Filemaker Server, and i  need to update the adresses for this server in some databases around in the country. Can I do this with a script?
Question by:nielsprins
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I am afraid not... why the hell did you use absolute paths for external data resources? use relative paths, this way, externals keep up with new servers. or even better use a domain name, and change the domain address in your DNS > all transparent.
if too late, then you may remember to take care of this when first designing the database structure.
Also note that it's not too much work as you can paste the whole list at once once the manager window is open, but you must visit all related files for sure.

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I agree with you, but I did not make the system. I am just the guy that have to find a solution to the problem.
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how many files to update?

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I have found out that it is not possible, so I have the do it manually.....

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