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How to remove not anymore used fields from .NTF?
« on: November 27, 2008, 02:11:39 AM »
How to remove not anymore used fields from .NTF?

Hello, All!

Could anybody advise how to remove not used fields from template file and, subsequently, from all the databases using the mentioned template?

I am faced with the following problem just today. I have some template, let this be named Template_B.NTF, created from other one, (say, from Template_A.ntf) with the action Database -> New copy. I have deleted almost all forms from Template_B , but used only a couple. But this template still \'remembers\' all the fields contained in all the deleted forms - I can see these in the list while constructing any view column (\'Field\'), on the "Reference\' tab of InfoList in Designer window, etc. This is NO GREAT problem. BUT this huge list of obsolete fields is propagated to inheriting databases, and when the user wants to use \'Search\' view with advanced options, and tries to set the filter by Fields - it\'s disaster: user sees the hundreds of field names and couldn\'t figure out what is the meaning of, for example, filed with name \'TotalAmount\' in the database storing the technical documentation files...

By the way, these \'extra\' fields could be produced by more simple action. Create the form, create the field on it with name \'Name1\'. Save the form. Rename the unique field - name it \'Name2\'. Save the form. Now two fields will be seen in all the mentioned lists - \'Name1\' and \'Name2\', regardless there is no any form in the database containing \'Name1\' field.

So how to clean up the fields list???

Thanks for all who have had the patience to read my long message :))) and much more thanks in advance for those who will help me!!!

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How to remove not anymore used fields from .NTF?
« on: November 27, 2008, 02:11:39 AM »

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