1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 10, 2009 3:11 PM by comment_1

    Trying to parse text file (started off as a .plist file)

    rebelbroker

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      Trying to parse text file (started off as a .plist file)

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      Hey All,

       

      I am trying to come up with the best way to parse a pretty big text file with data laid out as follows:

       

       

      <key>Version</key><string>1.0</string><key>Locale</key><string>en-US</string><key>BuildID</key><string>1.0.4</string>

       

       It goes on like that for pages where the Key is the field name and the string is what goes into the field.

       

      I started off trying to just import it, this failed no matter what I tried. The files starts off as a .plist. I tried simply changing the extension to XML - no go. I tries using a .plist to .xml converter (which did the conversion) but even after that was not able to import it into Filemaker 9.

       

      I then tried just importing the entire texd file into a single global field, then trying to parse it with a script and have not managed to get too far with that.

       

      Am I missing something really simple here? There has got to be an easier way to get all this stuff into FMP.

       

      Thanks,