I have a local Instant Jchem Database.
I need to import 2 sets of data within it, and keep them separate.
I import the first SD file, create a Form to display the data.
I import my second SD file, and notice that both files have the same fields.
I would like to copy my form over from the first set, but I have not found an option for it. Is it possible ?
No, this is not currently possible.
The problem is that the from widgets are not bound to the field name, but the field's internal ID (e.g. so that you can rename the field without breaking the form). So a copy of the form would only work for the same fields.
To copy a form between different data trees, or even different databases some mechanism will be needed to match up the corresponding fields.
If the names are the same this is perfectly possible.
Also, even if the fields cannot be matched up then it should in principle be possible to export an "unbound" form where the layout is retained, but each field will need to be re-bound in the new form.
We will look to enable on or both of these mechanisms, but currently the form will need to be created from scratch.
The ability to copy a from has been added in the IJC 2.5 release.
See here for details.