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A script to easily create a backup file of an entire table (and another script to Restore from that file)

Question asked by Appogee on Dec 1, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 3, 2015 by Appogee

Hi Filemaker Gurus, I am again seeking your expert advice to solve a problem I haven't been able to Google a satisfactory answer for.


I am creating an app which contains multiple tables.


I want to create a scripted button which enables a user to backup just one of these tables - "MyMechInventory" - to a file on their disk.  I then want to create a corresponding button which will enable the user to restore that backup file of that table from their disk.


I don't want the user to be exposed to any complicated field mapping.  I just want them to click a "backup" button and save the backup file ... even better if they can save it with a name and in the file location of their choosing.    Then vice-versa for simply restoring the file they created, with no field mapping or other choices that will potentially confuse novices.


Could you kindly let me know the best way to do this?


Many thanks as always for your kind advice.