Once you have more than about three simple files, I wouldn't attempt
file name changes without FileMaker Developer and it's built-in renaming
utility. It corrects (nearly) ALL file references: in scripts,
relationships, valuelists, etc.
The only exception are calc functions (mostly in functions that the
average Joe doesn't use) where the file name is a text parameter, such
as in Valuelistitems, where the file name must be enclosed with quotes.
But even here, I try to always use status(currentfilename) in these
functions so that it is not affected by file name changes.
> I have a solution with several modeules (AP, AR, etc.)
> Each module has 6 or 7 "core" files, and about 9 files that pull
> information from that set of core files. I'd like to start adopting a
> standard for naming my files, which necessitates changing the names of
> the core files.
> I found out the hard way it's best to have a system for changing
> filenames, otherwise you spend a lot of time rebuilding scripts and
> re-defining relationships. What's the recommended method for changing
> lots of filenames at once without losing these relationships, etc. ?
> Thanks !
Howard Schlossberg (818) 883-2846
FM Pro Solutions Los Angeles, California
Associate Member, FileMaker Solutions Alliance