> I've got a problem, I've got these 2 nice big databases....
> but my contractor wants to merge them into one, and I shudder at the
> prospect of rebuilding on entirely in the other. So is there a way to
> copy a database including fields, relations etc into a layout of another
Letting the customer design a data structure is rarely a good idea.
Ideally, users never really KNOW which database holds which data. If
your interface is good, they won't care. Having everything in One Big
File only works if all the data is the same KIND of data, which it seems
is not the case here.
Ask your user what is the issue with having all the data in one file?
Easier finds? Easier backups? Easier reports? Define the issue, and
then solve the problem while maintaining proper data structure. A
developer is there to make solutions work, but that does not mean
following customer orders that make no sense.
Lynn Allen Allen & Allen Semiotics
FSA Associate Filemaker Consulting & Training