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Importing Word Form Fields into Filemaker

Question asked by user28349 on Oct 11, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 11, 2016 by David Moyer



I'm wondering if anyone has come up with a simple way to solve this problem which i'm sure isn't unique.


We have a folder of Word Files that are structured in that each field is short text and fields are defined as fields in a MS Word form with field labels.  I can export word file individual as a TXT/CSV file then import but this is a very tedious process.


I'm looking for a way in which I can point a filemaker (Script?) at a folder and it read all the Word files:

- for each word file create a new record

- each of the 5 fields in the word field is populated into a field into the Filemaker record database


I figured given this scenario where it's about important data from MS Word forms, there must have been other people who have come up with the same challenge?


Many thanks for any help you can provide