Store JSON data natively

Idea created by proofgroup on Jul 25, 2018
    • Hemant Kumar Patel
    • Jens Teich
    • Brian Hamm
    • Osman Cabi
    • Markus Schneider
    • proofgroup

    I am increasingly fond of the idea that FileMaker should support JSON as a native column type. FileMaker text fields already allow storage of massive amounts of text so the precedent of loading up a table with JSON objects in columns doesn't seem like too big of a stretch.


    While it is certainly possible to store JSON in a text field today, I am suggesting that we have:


    1. a field type that can be validated as a JSON
    2. the ability to then map or bind layout objects such as fields and portals to JSON "fields; i.e.create fields/portals that correspond to JSON objects types and store/update the stored JSON data
    3. new UI controls such as tree views that can natively mapped to this JSON field


    ...imagine the possibilities


    see also, JSON as a data source object