What's the easiest way to parse email in gmail and take important data from the email and bring into Filemaker?
With a plugin for the "easiest" way. But it's not easy. Email is a pain. And downloading it all, while completely possible, needs to be weighed carefully. It results in a lot of support after.
Ditto. Once you get the email "in", it has to be carefully parsed to get data into other fields. IF you have control of a form submitted, for example, you would be able to send the "reply" with name/value pairs or a way that makes it much easier to read & separate. If, however, you accept a free-form email body it would be so much harder to extract useable data.
What is your ultimate goal in getting the email into FileMaker? Would it be better to just provide a form where the result can be inserted directly (with validation!) into the correct fields?
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