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Tech Tip: Renaming an Object from within the Explorer
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 2004 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: August 26, 2005
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It is possible to rename objects like folders, tables, fields, forms, and methods using the Explorer window.

1. While in the Design mode, open the Explorer window.
2. Select a panel where the object is located.
3. Hold down the Alt key (under Windows) or the Option key (under MacOS) and click the name of the object. Another way to rename the object is to slow click twice on the name. The text will then become editable.
3. Make your changes and click anywhere outside the text area to save your changes.

Changing the name of a form invalidates the methods and formulas which use its previous name. Each of these objects must be updated in order to operate correctly.