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Pages/Numbers, Word/Excel - Retrieving data from Filemaker/Filemaker server

Question asked by hjgunn@mmedia.is on Jun 21, 2012

I'm creating reports on the Mac (10.6.8 / 10.7.x) that contain a number of graphs, some numbers and a bunch of written text on about 10 pages.

While testing the general procedure and requirements needed I'm using Pages to put each report together manually

The end result will be a PDF file

 

Before I start spending time on automating the procedure I would like to ask:

 

Do the above mentioned applications provide the mechaniks to retrieve individual numbers and graphs automatically from the filemaker side?

If so what method should I be looking at to perhaps get this going.

ODBC, XML, PHP, Applescript etc. ?

 

Or should I be looking at putting this together in Filemaker?

I suspect it would be possible to put together each type of page individually and then concatenate them one by one into the PDF file

 

Kind regards

Hans

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