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copying fields into another database

Copper Contributor
Posts: 14
Country: Australia

copying fields into another database

Hi. I am wanting to create an entirely new database ( with no data), but I want to be able to use a number of fields that I have previously created in another database. I can't seem to find an easy way to export and import them. It seems you can export / import drop down lists, but not fields to put them in?

Can someone offer me how I can do the same for a set of fields?

Thanks, Steve 

Nickel Contributor
Posts: 205
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: copying fields into another database

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Hi Steve - Press F12 (Save Copy As...) and ensure you select "Create an Empty Copy". Once you have created the empty database, simply delete any fields that you wont be needing.
Message Edited by Trevor Lever on 06-22-2009 01:20 PM
Trevor Lever

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Copper Contributor
Posts: 14
Country: Australia

Re: copying fields into another database

Hi - thanks Trevor, I was aware of doing it this way (although it seems you still have to then export/import any drop down lists - it's a pity it doesn't save them as well!). I had hoped there might have been a way just to save all the fields and then utilise them in a empty unformatted database.

Cheers, Steve