Problems importing selective data from CSV file

Discussion created by kelpgriffin on Oct 10, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 10, 2012 by Mike_Mitchell

I'm new to FileMaker Pro, and am using version 11.0v4. My organization hosts high volume contact data. We essentially update our database on an ongoing basis as attendees of our events provide us with their contact info. My goal is to import CSV or Excel files containing new pieces of the attendees' information. HOW can I import selective new data without overwriting the entire FileMaker Contact Record? This is important because many attendees do not provide us with ALL of their data every time they give us SOME data (At one event, they may provide us with First Name, Last Name, Phone Number, Address, etc., while at the next event they may only provide us with First Name and Last Name.) If we were to simply overwrite the pre-existing contact record with incoming data, much data would be lost...