Why can't I import an entire folder of Word Documents,
In our infinite wisdom the firm I work for fired basically the entire IT department this summer including three people who were certifiable geniuses at all things FileMaker. I am not a genius, at FileMaker or anything else but having once figured out how to change the file path from Mac to PC I have been deemed a suitable successor.
I have a folder with ~2500 word documents, each of which has to become a record in a database. I am starting from the document library template and didn't think this too daunting a task as I would import the entire folder. To my frustration FileMaker only appears capable of importing images and raw text documents. I can insert the files individuals to the container field but that seems to tedious to even contemplate repeating 2500 times.
I have mucked around with a couple of plug-ins, but none of them seemed to do what I wanted in an obvious manner and I am completely out of my league. I don't need to import the text within the word document, just containerize it within the database.
Is there a way to make FileMaker import and containerize an entire folder regardless of what is in that folder?
FileMaker Pro 10 / FileMaker Server 10, I'm working on Windows XP - but I have access to a Mac.