Export Records with Custom Field Names

Idea created by mrwatson-gbs on Feb 6, 2017
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    Context

     

    When moving data between tables it is a common practice to export the necessary fields into a temporary file, and then import this into the target file.

     

    When field names do not match, the developer is forced to use a custom order, with all the inherent problems

     

    Idea

     

    Make it possible to specify custom field names in Export Records.

     

    This would then be possible to use Matching Names in the Import Records step.

     

    (Preferably this would be available in every export format that support field names (merge, filemaker, …)

     

     

    Benefits

     

     

     

    Use Case

     

    • Export - Import as described above (~50 different processes in our current solution)
    • Export to external systems

     

    Difference from other Ideas

     

    This idea differs slightly from the Field Labels idea from Vince in that this idea specifically targets the need to be able to specify field names within the Export Records command.

     

     

     

    Making FileMaker Great

     

    MrWatson