Other FileMaker Import Options We Didn’t Cover

From Dwayne Wright PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
Certified FileMaker Developer

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Before I move on to discussing the kissing cousin of imports (exports), I want to say that I didn’t cover everything there is to know about importing data into a FileMaker database file. I know, you would think that I had, but it is a moving target. I do hope to come back to those discussions later. Perhaps, this will prompt you to do some research of your own, blog about it and then send me a note so I can link to you? That would be very cool! I would like to mention, in passing, what we didn’t cover.

Importing a folder of images so that all the images will be in a separate record and field container file. A very neat option for a real estate or property management solution. Importing images directly from a digital camera is also an option for users opting for their computer to be based on the Macintosh OSX operating system..

The import of an Excel workbook is also a topic we didn’t discuss here but might be of interest to you. There are a lot of different options in this area and I would like to explore this in depth sometime in the future.

We also didn’t cover the importing of XML or ODBC data. Obviously, this is pretty advanced stuff and there is a lot of technical advancement being made by FileMaker and the overall tech community in this area. Hopefully, I will be able to explore those topics sometime in 2008.

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