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Importing fields with paragraphs

Question asked by troyecol on Jul 24, 2009
Latest reply on Jul 27, 2009 by TSGal


Importing fields with paragraphs


This is a question I should have asked much earlier when I was converting a couple of databases I had made in 4th Dimension to Filemaker Pro. Not finding any convenient tools to make the conversion (the person I asked at Filemaker had never heard of 4th Dimension) I experimented a bit and the simplest transfer seemed to be via text files; i.e., with tabs separating fields and carriage returns separating records. However, I had some text fields that had embedded paragraphs (returns) which complicated the conversion. I found a painful workaround but have often wondered if there was a more elegant way to do this.


So, for future reference, is there a simple way to handle imports where there may be embedded carriage returns?