0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2012 7:36 AM by hjgunn@mmedia.is

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

    hjgunn@mmedia.is

      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