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Need to be smarter with data import

Question asked by rickaltman on Dec 14, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 15, 2012 by philmodjunk

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Need to be smarter with data import

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     I think I have a fundamental misunderstanding of the finer points of importing data. I am constantly frustrated when I try to automate imports of data that cross tables. For instance, if Customer A purchases Widget B and a Wufoo form provides a worksheet with the essential information, I don't know what to do.

         
  •           Customers and Widgets are stored in separate tables
               
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  •           Even when I succeeded in writing an elaborate script that found Cust A and stored Widg B in a related record, I was confounded if Cust A already had purchased from me (in which case Widg B replaced whatever the most recent product is that was purchased).

     I have had to resort to writing a script with an external macro program that performs an elaborate copy and paste to and from each field in the Wufoo worksheet and in FM.

     As you can see, I just don't get it. What am I missing?? I'm using FMPA12. Many thanks...

      

      

     Rick A.
     Pleasanton CA

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