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Compact should purge unused field references

I'd just like to be able to compact a design template and have it purge all now-unused fields from the e.g. column list

You know how it is, you created name, name_1 and name_2, saved the form, renamed the fields to what you want, but these three fields still show up in the field list in a column formula

Yes, I know there are (fiddly) ways to remove them, but I'd like to see it done with a simple compact - maybe with a switch to preserve existing functionality?

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    Thomas Hampel commented
    July 17, 2018 23:29

    What are the problems you are currently running into by keeping these unused field names?

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    July 18, 2018 08:24

    1) obviously some space is wasted

    2) possible design confusion - e.g. if a field name is changed from ConRef to ConReference (my current issue) ConRef still appears in all lists of fieldnames, e.g. for views

    It's possible to get rid of these by a laborious process, or by a third party tool, so why not use the current efficient Compact with a switch (-X for example) to purge them?