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Importing multiple text files from a folder requires a script?

Question asked by WilliamDuncan on Jul 13, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 13, 2015 by philmodjunk

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Importing multiple text files from a folder requires a script?

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I have a FM13 database that I use to manage a member database. Members apply using an MS Word Forms file. I save the info in the form, then import it into my database. No problems there.

But volume is increasing, and I want to be able to import multiple records simultaneously.

When I read about "Import Folder," I was hoping that I could put the individual text files into a folder, and that FM would import them from there. Now it appears that "Import Folder" essentially imports the name (path) of the folder, then I need a script to process each of the files in the folder.

I found a script here, but before I enter and test it, I was wondering if there was something I was missing about "Import Folder." Is there a way to set options in FM or in where or how my folder is set up that would allow me to import each of the text files into a new record without a script? (other, of course, than putting all the names into a single text file.

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