1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 5, 2011 10:48 AM by philmodjunk

    Import - Update matching records, add remaining data

    skiingpatty

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      Import - Update matching records, add remaining data

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      Hi. 

      Please help - up all night, and this has plagued me in the past. 

      I have a master database.  I often want to import more information into it from another Filemaker pro file. Update it with more info.

      So - I import - with - Update matching records in found set.  But, then if there are some that do not exist already, I want to add the new ones as new records to the database. So - I check Add remaining data as new records. 

      But -- it keeps duplicating current records.  I want to update those in there already, and then add the rest.  What can I be doing wrong. 

      I don't want Update existing records - because I don't want to over write the whole record.  I just want to add some new stuff.  

      Any help is greatly appreciated. 

      Thank you so much. 

      Patty