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Import data and create a record in a join table at the same time

Question asked by alexissindicic on Jun 21, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 21, 2017 by alexissindicic

Hello Filemaker Community,


I've been on this problem for a while and i have to admit that i am not good enough to resolve it :/


I have three tables :
- Campaigns

- Contacts
- Join_Contact_Campaign




  • A Campaign can have N Contacts
  • A Contact can be on N Campaigns
  • ... so a Join_table is there to deal with the many to many relationship


Importing contact problem

Let's say i'm in Campaign ID N°7, i'd like to click on a button (import) and launch a script that will import data from a .CSV file (name / email) into the Contact table. But at the same time i'd like to create this link between contact and campaign using the join table...

So i need to be able to create a Join_Contact_Campaign record for each of my imported contact.




Where am i now ?


- I know i can use a $$variable to store the Campaign ID and later use it to populate the Join_Table

- Someone told me that when you import data from a .csv it creates a "selection" you can play with ; i was wondering if the script should focus on this "selection" and do something like

for each (record imported)
create a new record
take the campaign id and fill this field
take the contact id and fill this field
go to next field


But as you can guess, i'm not a programmer


If you have any ideas, feel free to shoot them !