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Special Edition Using FileMaker 9 by Jesse Feiler

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Chapter 22. Importing Data into FileMaker Pro

In this chapter

Working with External Data

Flat-File Data Sources

Importing From a Microsoft Excel File

Importing Multiple Files from a Folder

Importing Photos from a Digital Camera

Using a Script to Import Data

Troubleshooting

FileMaker Extra: Exploiting the FileMaker-to-FileMaker Import

Working with External Data

FileMaker Pro can work with data from a variety of other sources. It’s possible to bring data directly into FileMaker from a number of different flat-file formats, as well as from remote databases and XML-based data sources. In many cases, you can open data files from other applications simply by dropping them onto the FileMaker Pro application as though they were native FileMaker files. ...

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