2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 2, 2012 7:00 AM by davidanders

    Import File over FTP



      Import File over FTP


      I want to import a CSV file to my Filemaker. That CSV file is on another computer where I can't install Filemaker. I have access to the file via FTP with username and password.


      Can it be done?

        • 1. Re: Import File over FTP

          Can't you just download the file to the computer that had Filemaker and then import it the normal way?

          Otherwise try hiting "remote" when you choose "File" - "Import Records" - "File"

          But I have my doubts if that will work.

          • 2. Re: Import File over FTP

            Importing records from a file depends on the port that accesses the file.

            If the file is on the computer or an external hard drive whether a USB, Firewire, NAS, shared network drive the port is not relevant.

            Some remote storage sites can be mounted on the desktop [WebDAV] and files can be imported.

            Some FTP clients will mount devices and folders and allow access.

            Filemaker does not have FTP access built in. There are plugins that extend Filemaker's capabilities.

            Troi makes one   http://www.troi.com/software/fileplugin.html