1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 29, 2012 4:25 AM by Malcolm

    Exporting / Importing FM Data to 3rd Party Software for Image Development

    sarthur

      Hi Everyone,

       

      I am new to File Maker & this community so please be gentle.

       

      I am currently using MS Access for a risk management database and, through some visual basic magic, MS Visio is able to extract the data from this database and create a visual representation of the data. It is great for communication of this information.

       

      The Database is buggy and I only have Windows on my Mac because of the MS Access and Visio tools. I am very confident I can build a much better, functional and reliable databsae in FileMaler but ... I can not find any information on linking the database to a 3rd party package such as Visio through code or someother interface. Is this possible??

       

      Ideally I would like to use a OS X compatable product such as OmniGraffle Pro or ConceptDraw but there is almost zero information available out there on any ability to do this.

       

      Has anyone, done something similar to the MS Access / Visio connection I have describe above with FileMaker?

       

      Thanks in advance for your help and information.

       

      Regards,

       

      Shayne

        • 1. Re: Exporting / Importing FM Data to 3rd Party Software for Image Development
          Malcolm

          I am currently using MS Access for a risk management database and, through some visual basic magic, MS Visio is able to extract the data from this database and create a visual representation of the data.  It is great for communication of this information.

           

          I would like to use a OS X compatable product such as OmniGraffle Pro or ConceptDraw but there is almost zero information available out there on any ability to do this.

           

          OmniGraffle is fantastic and has a great applescript library. Filemaker's applescript library is OK too. You should be able to write an Applescript that will do the whole thing. If OmniGraffle doesn't do what you want you could use Smile to draw objects from scratch.

           

          Malcolm