Opendatabase statement will not work with an alias for the database name

I discovered recently that the opendatabase statement will not work with an alias. If the parameter is an alias, PanoramaX will return an error message: “Cannot open database “databasename”:“databasename” could not be handled because PanoramaX cannot open files in the “alias” format.”
But openanything database will open the file! The parameter must have the file extension .pandb included in order to work with openanything. I am going to suggest an addition to the help page for the opendatabase statement with this information.

I haven’t tested it, but if opendatabase doesn’t work with an alias, this also probably applies to fileload( and other functions that directly access files via a path. I’ve added a bug report.