Pinned topic Can renaming definition types of a "User #" in USRPROPS be harmful?
RENAME SYMBOL "User 1" to "Conduit"
RENAME DEFINITION "User 1" to "Conduit"
Over a period of time, suppose I then changed the name and related references from "Conduit" to "Cable" as I did below:
RENAME SYMBOL "User 1" to "Cable"
RENAME DEFINITION "User 1" to "Cable"
Will this throw the underlying index system into disarray?
Yes, the hypothetical is real as I am experiencing this issue now. Symbols and definitions are no longer lining up across the diagrams, and the diagrams objects themselves show up as blocks. Lots of anomaly. I'm treating it as a corrupted database and having the SysAdmins restore to a previous version.
TimTheGuvnor 270000BDMX6 Posts
Re: Can renaming definition types of a "User #" in USRPROPS be harmful?2013-04-23T14:10:06ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
Yes I think this is dangerous. I would use the next available User symbol and definition. If you need to re-use then you should really delete all the existing symbols and definitions, probably run a Dictionary Update and then update usrprops and create the new definitions. I hope that makes sense.