12-06-2009 02:41 PM
Can I create a new empty DB based on the layouts I have in an existing DB?
I dont want to backup the existing one and save it as a different DB since I have too many contacts/companies in - and I will have to delete all of them before starting.
12-06-2009 02:49 PM
12-06-2009 05:57 PM
Remember that if you customized one or more layouts to go along with the database, your layouts won't copy over to the new database - you'll have to manually copy them from the layouts folder of the existing database to the layouts folder of the newly created copy. Would it be reasonable to expect that if you're creating an empty copy of an existing database, then it must have some customizations, and quite likely, a custom layout? Yes. Would it be reasonable to expect that saving an empty copy would also copy over custom layouts? Yes. Does it? No. Has it been submitted as a defect or feature request? Yes, many, many times.
Same goes for any custom reports, templates, etc.
12-06-2009 06:41 PM
12-06-2009 06:49 PM
See some of these: